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.
The United Kingdom (UK) has ratified the Kyoto Protocol and in its 2003 Energy White Paper the current government committed the UK to reducing carbon dioxide emissions some 60% below 1990 levels by 2050 with an aspiration to achieve a reduction of 20% by 2020. Under the European Union (EU) Renewables Directive, the UK is […]
The aim of this study is to investigate the future risks to supply for the global markets for oil, coal and uranium. The study forms part of an integrated project by the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, which is developing a framework for a cost benefit analysis of energy supply security policy.
Introduction The recent UK Energy White Paper accepts the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) recommendation that the UK should put itself on a path to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by some 60% from current levels by 2050. However, in so doing it tacitly acknowledges that the existing short-term target to reduce CO2 emissions […]
Many commentators, columnists, politicians and almost all those who oppose the war answer this question with a resounding yes. The question, as put in these general terms, is not very helpful. It fails to distinguish between motives that are responsible for a decision, factors that are taken into consideration by policy-makers but do not determine […]
Keynes proposed that a ‘Commod Control’ agency be created after the Second World War to stabilise spot prices of key internationally traded commodities by systematically buying and selling physical buffer stocks. In this paper, the creation of a new Global Commodity Insurer (GCr) is discussed that would operate an international Commodity Price Insurance (CPQ scheme […]
Natural gas is a very significant energy source. In 2001, world production reached 2,218 million tonnes of oil equivalent, slightly less than coal (2,248 mtoe) and about 62 per cent of the amount of oil production (3,585 mt). The share of gas in the primary energy balance stood at just below 25 per cent in […]
The England & Wales Electricity Pool (‘the Pool’) began trading on 1 April 1990 and was the centrepiece of UK electricity market deregulation and price liberalisation. As one of the first examples of a competitive wholesale electricity market anywhere in the world’ it was copied, almost in entirety in some cases, by a number of […]
German regulator could grant #NS2 a partial derogation while imposing some requirements on operation but preserving… https://t.co/5HZVMwon68
Energy systems thinking and the decarbonization of heat in the UK https://t.co/inJq5n6sxb
When China sneezes… https://t.co/CHrxsoXTMu
New OIES comment quoted in Foreign Policy on how Coronavirus threatens to blow up Trump’s energy trade deal with Ch… https://t.co/O1FJmkHvC1