Plenary Session 2


Thursday, 4 June 2015


Plenary Session 2: Gulf Energy Landscape in the Context of Global Economy


9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m., Room: Onyx 1&2

Moderator: Rabia Ferroukhi (Head of Policy Unit and Deputy Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance, at International Renewable Energy Agency)


9:30 a.m. 10:10 a.m. The needs and contribution of fossil fuel exporters in the context of a global sustainable energy transition
Sgouris Sgouridis, Associate Professor of Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
10:10 a.m. 10:50 a.m. The Gulf exporters paradox: Should cheaper oil abroad mean more expensive energy at home?
Glada , Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House (London, UK)
10:50 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m. 12:00 a.m. How Close are we to Mitigating Climate Change? A Perspective from the GCC Region.
Ibrahim Babelli, Chief Strategist, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. IRENA Lunch time seminar (1)
Addressing Variable Renewable Energy in Long-Term Planning (AVRIL)

Session 4
1:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

Parallel A: Learning Curve

Andrei Ilas (International Renewable Energy Agency), "Global Learning Curve and LCOE Decomposition of Onshore Wind Power"

Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks (Fondazione Eni Enrico Matte), Bending the Learning Curve”

Parallel B: Investment for Sustainable Development

Sgouris Sgouridis (Masdar Institute), Renewable Energy Investment Ratio: A Critical Parameter for the Global Energy Transition

Pueyo Ana (Institute of Development Studies), Who Gets Finance for Electrification and Why?

Maryse Labriet (Eneris Environment Energy Consultants), "Universal Access to Clean Cooking in Guatemala: Magnitude of the Clean Cookstove Market and Decision Factors for LPG Scale-Up"

Evangelos Panos (Paul Scherrer Institute), Achieving Universal Electricity Access by 2030 in a Sustainable Way: A Model-Based Analysis

Parallel C: Macroeconomic Impacts (2)

Alrick Campbell (Australian National University), Small States, Big Effects? Oil Price Shocks and Economic Growth in Small Island Developing States

Francis Li (UCL Energy Institute) The Geographical Distribution of UK Energy System Decarbonisation Costs and the Implications for Utility Companies, Governments and Communities

Giacomo Schwarz (ETH Zurich), The Impact of Environmental Policy on Welfare and Growth

Parallel E: Low-Carbon Technology Options

Jessica Strefler (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Enhanced Weathering and BECCS - Are Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies Complements or Substitutes?
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Mariliis Lehtveer (Chalmers University of Technology)Multi-Criteria Analysis of Nuclear Power in the Global Energy Systems: Trade-Offs between Cost, Energy Security and Climate Impacts

Elmar Kriegler (Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research), How do energy-economy model responses to carbon pricing compare? First insights from the ADVANCE open community study on model diagnostics
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Nadia Maizi (MINES ParisTech), Arbitrage between Energy Efficiency and Carbon Management in the Industry Sector: An Emerging vs. Developed Country Discrimination

Parallel B: Renewable Energy Prospects

Session 5
3:45 p.m. 4:35 p.m.

Parallel A: Economics of VRE

Liv Lundberg (Chalmers University of Technology), Modelling the Economics of Intermittent Energy

Christoph Weissbart (Ifo Institute), On the Market Value of Wind Power in the Chinese Electricity System

Parallel B: Africa Infrastructure Development (1)

Nawfal Saadi (International Renewable Energy Agency), African Clean Energy Corridor: Regional Integration to Promote Renewable Energy Fueled Growth
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Marian Leimbach (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Development Perspectives of Sub-Saharan Africa Under Climate Policies

Parallel C: Natural Resource Management

Baltasar Manzano (Universidad de Vigo and KAPSARC), “Macroeconomic Management of Natural Resource Revenues in Developing Countries”

Emma Hooper (Aix-Marseille University), Sustainable Growth and Financial Markets in a Natural Resource Rich Country
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Parallel D: Climate Policy Europe (1)

Babonneau Frederic (ORDECSYS and EPFL) “Impact of Uncertain CCS Deployment on EU Climate Negotiations
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Johannes Bollen (CPB), “Technological Uncertainty in Meeting Europe’s Decarbonisation Goals”

Session 6
4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Parallel A: Wind Power Forecasting

Carsten Croonenbroeck (European University Viadrina), Minimising Asymmetric Loss in Medium-Term Wind Power Forecasting
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Kenneth Karlsson (Technical University of Denmark), The Effect of Microscale Spatial Variability of Wind on Estimation of Technical and Economic Wind Potential

Parallel B: Africa Infrastructure Development (2)

Dawit Guta (University of Bonn, Energy Security, Uncertainty, and Resource Use in Ethiopia: A Sector Modelling Approach

Mamahloko Senatla (University of Cape Town), The Role of Natural Gas in Balancing South Africas Energy Trilemma

Oliver Broad (KTH Royal Institute of Technology),Least Cost Energy Supply Model for a Multiple Scenario Analysis of Northern Africa
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Parallel C: Socio-Economic Impacts

Nico Bauer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Shared Socio-Economic Pathways of the Energy Sector - Quantifying the Narratives

Adriana Marcucci (ETH Zurich), Knowledge Diffusion and Climate Policies: A Dynamic Analysis of the Effects on Economic Growth

Brantley Liddle (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre), Revisiting Carbon Kuznets Curves with Endogenous Breaks Modelling: Evidence of Decoupling and Saturation (But Few Inverted-Us) for Individual OECD Countries
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Parallel D: Climate Policy Europe (2)

Stephanie Monjon (Université Paris Dauphine), Border Carbon Adjustment and Trade Retaliation: What Would be the Cost for the European Union?

Corjan Brink (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency),Cost-effectiveness of EU ETS reform Options

Ian Sue Wing (Boston University),Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Electricity Demand: Insights from Micro-Consistent Aggregation of a Structural Model

Parallel E: Energy Demand (1)

Elena Verdolini (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and CMCC), Demand System Analysis for Italian Households: Elasticities and Welfare Effects of RES-E Incentives

Claire Gavard (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change), Limited Sectoral Trading between the EU ETS and China