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Climbing the energy ladder: the role of economic growth in determining energy demand

The ‘energy ladder’ concept captures the idea that there is a systematic, nonlinear relationship between energy use and economic activity, illustrated in Fi...

Energy Modelling: How to evaluate the importance of oil in economic growth?

Ikka Lavonius, Independent Consultant, Oxford Vanity tempts us to use terms which imply the great importance of our particular field. For example, the label "O...

Energy Modelling: Carbon tax or carbon permits: the impact on generators’ risks

Richard Green, Birmingham University Volatile fuel prices affect both the cost and price of electricity in a liberalised market. Generators with the price-sett...

Energy Modelling: Modelling UK Long-term Carbon Abatement Scenarios with UK MARKAL

Neil Strachan and Ramachandran Kannan, Policy Studies Institute This paper details the initial results of two year modelling project undertaken by the UK Energ...

Innovation Policy: Influences on proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power around the world

D. Toke, Birmingham University The association between various variables and the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear power in countries around the...

Innovation Policy: The Sailing Ship Effect and its Potential Influence on Energy Transitions and Policy

Peter Pearson, Imperial College The (contested) hypothesis of the Sailing Ship Effect (hereafter SSE) suggests that for some technologies the advent of a new a...

Innovation Policy: Corporate Strategy and Technological Innovation Systems: Integrating Individual Agency into the systems’ approach

Till Stenzl, Imperial College Recent contributions in the literature have criticized the Innovation Systems approach for neglecting individual agency and overl...

Innovation Policy: Ofgem, distributed generation and innovation: Recent Initiatives

Bridget Woodman, Warwick Business School Increasing levels of distributed generation are expected to connect to distribution networks in the UK over the next f...

Geopolitics: Writing Petropolitics: The Poverty of Geo-Political Analysis

Iain Grant, Dalhousie University, Canada There are sub-fields of Political Science that have devoted valuable attention to the oil and gas trade – Comparativ...

Geopolitics: Commitments through Financial Options: A Way to Facilitate Compliance with Climate Change Obligations

Karsten Neuhoff, University of Cambridge This paper has shown that states can overcome both the internal and the external commitment problem and thus credibly ...

Geopolitics: Understanding Gazprom

Nicholas Perry, PES Ltd Russian military doctrine would encourage Gazprom to ‘think in 4-D’, to move swiftly, unexpectedly, and on multiple axes, to ‘con...

Geopolitics: The New Security Environment for European Gas: Worsening Geopolitics and Increasing Global Competition for LNG

Jonathan Stern, Oxford Energy Institute The combination of impending decline of indigenous production, political and institutional obstacles to gas export de...
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