OIES researchers publish in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as producing or authoring policy briefs, technical reports, and op-eds. Below is a selection of non-OIES publications by OIES staff.
As much of the world pushes ahead with the deployment of renewable energy, resource-rich economies of the Middle East and North Africa are lagging behind. This article contends that while the main obstacles to deployment of renewables are grid infrastructure inadequacy, insufficient institutional capacity, and risks and uncertainties, the investment incentives lie on a policy […]
Caught between the need to free their economies from reliance on oil revenues alone and the obligation to comply with a now burdensome social contract, Gulf countries are considering how and when to implement a transition that may not be entirely painless. Fattouh, B., Poudineh, R., and West, R. (2018). ‘The unknowns of the transition’, […]
Non-OECD Asian economies comprise about 34 per cent of world primary energy demand, 60 per cent of the world’s population, and 65 per cent of the world’s poor, and are expected to account for more than 60 per cent of the total increase in energy consumption between 2015 and 2040. Energy sector reforms in non-OECD Asia are thus significant for global energy use, […]
Hydrocarbon-rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been slow to adopt and scale up renewables. In addition to significant disincentives posed by general barriers to renewables deployment, countries in this region also face factors specific to their economic and political-economy contexts. Renewables have been ‘locked out’ of many of the region’s resource-rich […]
This article looks at ways that the European Union’s electricity market could be redesigned for a decarbonized future. Peng, D. and Poudineh, R. (2018). ‘What is the right solution?’, Petroleum Review, 72(851), 28–29.
This article predicted that energy demand would pick up in 2018 after faltering in 2017, and that sales of electric vehicles would rise. Sen, A. (2018, 23 January). ‘Maintaining Indian momentum’, Petroleum Economist Outlook, 2018.
There is some consensus that the traditional energy-only electricity markets, where prices are based on system marginal cost, cannot function efficiently with both fossil fuels and renewables, resulting in market disruptions and price volatility. Consequently, much attention has been focused on ways to integrate these different resources in larger and mature electricity systems, such as […]
The oil market has been fixated on China. In 2017, it would have to start watching India and its booming consumer economy. Sen, A. and Sen, A. (2017, 16 November). ‘India—the new demand-side dynamo’, Petroleum Economist.
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) or ‘standard’ model of electricity sector reform has been widely adopted in non-OECD Asian countries since the 1990s. However, despite two decades of attempts at reforms, no notable progress has been made towards the original objectives of reform. Whilst in OECD countries, reforms were implemented against excess […]
El plan original de la liberalización que consistía en una serie de mercados mayoristas diferenciados en el tiempo más el mercado al por menor, sufrió nuevos cambios debido a la intervención gubernamental directa. Poudineh, R. (2017, September). ‘The tension between liberalization and decarbonization in the electricity sector: lessons from the case of Britain’ [in Spanish], […]
The growth strategies of the two largest so-called independent Russian gas producers—Novatek and Rosneft—as well as developments in international markets and changing domestic energy needs have put pressure on the present Russian gas sector model, dominated by Gazprom. The three companies are involved in a struggle over export liberalization as well as the conditions in […]
Investment in Tanzania’s electricity sector can be made through five different vehicles: the state-owned utility company TANESCO, independent power producers, emergency power producers, small power producers, and public–private partnerships. This article examines the role and performance of these vehicles, in light of the massive power infrastructure investment needs in Tanzania. It analyses the investment vehicles’ […]
China: Key Themes for 2020 https://t.co/wiX3Ftmyw4
OIES study quoted in Forbes on the risks to the Future Of Iraq’s Oil Production Growth as US-Iran tensions escalate https://t.co/VEIE0swSYI
Meidan quoted on the US-China agreement & impact on crude flows: Ramping up imports of U.S. crude will be challengi… https://t.co/EUE5hX8RXP
Shehabi’s article in Energy Policy investigates the linkages between energy subsidy reform and accelerating econom… https://t.co/jK3lZ7Zrcw