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A distinctive Energy Policy for Scotland?

Professor Peter McGregor, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde  The objective of this paper is to explore the extent to which there has emerge...

Market Reforms and Energy Security for the Poor in Developing Countries

Dr Judith Alazraque-Cherni, Imperial College London  Growing scrutiny of the impact of liberalisation policy on the electricity sector in developing countri...

How environmentally sustainable are current biofuels?

Mr Jeremie Mercier, Imperial College  Today’s liquid transport biofuels are mostly bioethanol and biodiesel, commonly used in low blends with their fossil...

Characterising risk and uncertainty for CCS investments in the UK

Ms Hannah Chalmers, University of Surrey  Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies have been recognised by policy-makers and scientists as a potentiall...

Sustainability challenges in regulating electricity distribution networks

Miss Rita Shaw, Electricity North West / University of Surrey  The price-control regulation of Great Britain’s regional electricity distribution networks wa...

Oil, Energy Markets and the World Economy

Christopher Allsopp, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.   Currently oil and other commodity prices, volatility, and the international financial crisis are a...

Learning Rates and Cost Reduction in the Marine Energy Sector

Mr Henry Jeffrey, University of Edinburgh. Since the early 1990s cost reduction and learning rates have attracted significant interest in technology and policy...

The Geopolitics of Energy Insecurity: the Challenge of Arctic Hydrocarbons for UK Policy

Dr Richard Powell, University of Liverpool. This paper explores the interrelations of climatic changes and energy security through the shifting geopolitics of ...

Price Signals from the Electricity Distribution Networks

Miss Rita Shaw, Electricity North West / University of Surrey  The paper/ poster explores the current regulatory framework around network pricing and discusse...

Security and Sustainability

David Newbery, University of Cambridge 2008. What is the relationship between climate change, RD&D for low carbon investment and energy security? Security ...

The Implications of Low-Carbon Scenarios for Investment Strategies

Mr Thomas Tindall, Oxera. The extent to which we address climate change, and the way in which it may be achieved is highly uncertain, and intertwined with a wi...

Exploring the Rationales for Relaxations in the UK Petroleum Fiscal Regime 1980-2000

Dr Hafez Abdo, Nottingham Trent University. The UK petroleum fiscal regime was established in 1975 and tightened up with a number of different new taxes up unt...
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