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Economies of Scale vs the Learning Curve in the Heat Sector

Dr Gareth Davies, Poyry Tackling heat is vital to delivering a low-carbon future, given that heat production is responsible for nearly half of UK’s final ene...

The economics of gas storage investment

Ivan Olzack , Oxera Despite longer-term policies to decarbonise the economy, UK dependence on imported gas is growing, driven in large part by gas use in the p...

The Effect of Royalties on oil and gas production

Dr Clinton Levitt, Copenhagen Business School I develop a structural model of exploration and extraction that can be used to estimate the effectiveness of diff...

Contract Renegotiation and Rent Re-Redistribution: Who Gets Raked Over the Coals?

Dr Ian Lange, University of Stirling Policy shocks affect the rent distribution in long-term contracts, which can lead to such contracts being renegotiated.  ...

The Oil Companies’ Approach To Renewable Energy

Miss Ana Penha The research for this thesis, submitted in May 2009, focuses on the reasons for oil companies investing (or not) in renewable energy. During th...

Modelling the regional economic impacts of biofuels development

Mr Grant Allan, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde Biofuels offer the possibility of serving most, if not all, of the four goals of Scottish en...

Economic impacts of wind generation variability on gas network operation

Dr Modassar Chaudry, Institute of Energy, Cardiff University Large capacity of wind generation is expected to be installed across Great Britain by 2020. Wind g...

The Formation of a Domestic and International Market for Tidal Energy Technologies: the Economic Implications for the UK

Miss Michelle Gilmartin, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde World-wide interest in tidal power has increased in recent years, and this is ...

Lessons learned from New Zealand’s electricity market

Mr Mike Parker, Transpower New Zealand Limited In the last twenty years, many countries have split up state-run, vertically integrated and centrally planned el...

Resource Adequacy and Renewable Energy in Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets

Dr Serena Hesmondhaigh, The Brattle Group Ltd We review a range of alternative wholesale electricity market designs in the context of the challenges of ensurin...

An evaluating of the regulation of Incentives for Alternative Electricity Sources in Brazil

Dr Élbia Melo, CCEE -Brazil The reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions is one of the major challenges that has been faced by the humankind nowadays. This c...

Energy Equity and Innovation in Emerging Countries

Mr Sebastián del Hoyo, University of Buenos Aires The ability to produce innovation on a large scale is one of the key factors behind the creation of a develo...
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