Oxford Energy Podcast – Electricity Price Rises: exploring the context and implications

While the recent rise in electricity prices has generated a lot of debate and concern among some commentators, other analysts have argued that the rises were a predictable and transient event, and that we should move on. In this OIES Energy Podcast , Anupama Sen talks to Rahmat Poudineh and David Robinson of the OIES Electricity Research Programme to place the recent events in context. David and Rahmat discuss why European electricity prices have risen so steeply this year, the consequences for residential consumers, industry, and electricity suppliers, and the market and policy responses in specific countries. They conclude by discussing some lessons that could potentially help minimize the negative impacts of similar events in the future.