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09 April 2021
 
Posted by John Valentino

Part 3: Energy Security

Last month, I posted the second of a few articles that will consider the responsible integration of renewable and nuclear generation to foster economic, social, and environmental improvements for developing countries in the mid to long term. The first article focused on economic expansion and the second article discussed possible socio-economic impacts. In this third article, the discussion will shift towards energy security, which continues to have major global ramifications as it has for hundreds of years.

The concept of energy security has different meanings to different groups and people. Bearing that in mind, it can be challenging to make meaningful comparisons and conclusions when circumstances can vary so widely from place-to-place and region-to-region. By using data from the World Energy Council, the goal will be to consider energy security from three key perspectives that can likely impact decision-making at the national and regional level. 

08 April 2021
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

The Suez Canal hit the news on Tuesday 23 March 2021 when a mammoth container ship, the 224,000-ton ‘Ever Given’ ran aground in the canal after 40-knot winds and a sandstorm may have caused low visibility and poor navigation. The ship has lodged itself across the waterway (see Photo 1).

24 March 2021
 
Posted by John Valentino

Part 2: Social Impacts and Implications

Last month, I posted the first of a few articles that will consider the responsible integration of renewable and nuclear generation to foster economic, social, and security improvements. The first article can be found here.  In this second article, I wanted to shift towards the positive social implications from expanding generation assets in a responsible manner to support not just the aforementioned economic development but also long-term social benefits.


For developing countries (especially in Africa and Asia), central planning organizations have the perfect opportunity to develop long-range plans for key infrastructure expansion (notably in the energy sector) while simultaneously improving the quality of life for their citizens. Creating an effective long-term and fiscally responsible diversified energy plan using wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear power can help improve their social and education systems and support their development needs with the latest technology advances driving modern life in the 21st century. 

22 February 2021
 
Posted by John Valentino

Economic Expansion

Renewable and nuclear energy – the two largest sources of non-emitting technologies – do not need to be mutually exclusive if forward-thinking countries and companies can develop suitable complementary advanced energy management techniques.  New hybrid energy solutions could play to the strengths of the respective technologies while acknowledging the shifting dynamics of electricity markets that are adjusting to the realities of an increase in intermittent generation models.  And with developing countries frequently having more flexibility to design their grid structures (in comparison to pre-existing limitations in many first-world countries), the opportunities may exist to demonstrate these advances in emerging economies.  

Research & Publications
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Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh
EMC Working Papers

The great rivalry between the United States and China will shape the 21st century. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a great power will never voluntarily surrender pride of place to a challenger. The United States is the pre-eminent great power. China is now its challenger. 

“The only indispensable superpower” is also a super-indebted power, and its biggest creditor happens to be its presumed chief strategic rival. Is it logical and workable to encircle one’s own banker militarily?

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Published Papers

For over forty years energy expectations have been riddled with internal contradictions, and all too often a failure to recognise complexity, the nature and scale of the challenges to be faced, and resultant uncertainty. Key elements of Shell’s “World of Internal Contradictions” scenario, issued 

Matsumoto, K., Ming-Zhi Gao, A.
Books

Economic instruments, particularly carbon tax and emissions trading scheme (ETS), have recently attracted the most attention to combat climate change because of their cost efficency to reduce emissions. Introducing these in Asia, where most of the countries do not currently have emission reduction. 

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Reports & others

Author: Prof. Michael Jefferson, Editor of the journal Energy Policy; Affiliate Professor, ESCP Europe; Professor, University of Buckingham.

Special Issues

Journal: Energy Policy

Guest-editors: Dr. Kostas AndriosopoulosProf. Constantin Zopounidis, Dr. Michael Doumpos, Dr. Spiros Papaefthimiou.

The objective of the Special Issue is to present new research results on the theory and modern practice of modeling and management of energy systems, emphasizing on their policy implications. The areas of interest include, networks design and management, oil and gas, smart grids, production optimization, efficiency analysis, optimization and assessment of renewable and sustainable/green energy systems, environmental issues, risk management, decision-making in the energy markets, and energy pricing, among others.

Cole, O.
Magazines' articles

Magazine: INFO.

Author: Dr. Othman Cole, Assistant Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe.

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Centre News
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11 May 2021

IEA’s World Energy Outlook reports that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused more disruption to the energy industry than any other crisis in recent history. Regulatory changes, global instability, financial pressure and tighter environmental requirements can lead to a range of issues for projects within the industry.

Matteo Bianciotto, Associate Director at Osterwald Rathbone & Partners - a London based firm that focuses on providing industry-led consulting advice to corporate entities and their legal representatives – tell us the latest on global energy disputes, and how ESCP’s MSc in Energy Management (MEM) equipped him with the right tools to build a successful career.

26 April 2021

The IEA reports that the energy industry is widely regarded as one of the least gender diverse sectors of the economy. To accelerate a global clean energy transition, it is essential to adopt innovative and inclusive solutions and to embrace greater participation from a diverse pool of talent.

Salomé Germain Trigano, Strategic Consultant at Atlante, a Paris based consultancy that specialises in the energy, network and mobility sectors, tells us how crucial gender diversity and inclusion in the industry is and how ESCP Business School’s MSc in Energy Management (MEM) equipped her with the right tools to thrive in her career.

24 March 2021

Nicolas Bac, Analyst at Total, tells us how the company plans to remain a key competitor in the energy industry and prepares to embrace the energy transition by working closely with its clients, governments and partners to minimise environmental impact; and how ESCP Business School’s MSc in Energy Management (MEM) equipped him with the right tools to start an exciting career in the industry.

An S&P Global Platts report looked at the impact of COVID-19 on the energy industry. The assessment showed that after a challenging year, the recovery is already under way, with energy demand and prices in the oil, gas and electricity sectors already close to, or even above, pre-pandemic levels.

18 February 2021

Miguel Gomez, Associate at the Carbon Trust and ESCP Business School’s MSc in Energy Management Alumnus (Class of 2019), reveals how we can link the pathways of environmental sustainability and economic growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an enormous challenge to economies and societies around the globe, but it must not thwart international efforts to mitigate climate change. Governments’ efforts are geared towards addressing the health crisis, and providing relief to affected businesses and workers. 

10 February 2021

Raka Sarkar, Associate at Finergreen – a financial and strategic advisory boutique that focuses on renewables – tells us how good is investing in renewable energy and how ESCP Business School’s MSc in Energy Management (MEM) equipped her with the right tools to thrive in her career.

An IEA report looked at the impact of COVID-19 on renewable energy deployment in 2020 and 2021. The assessment showed that the COVID-19 crisis is hurting – but not halting – global renewable energy growth. 

Energy Headlines
14 May 2021
Canada’s Coastal GasLink completes pipe delivery
Delivery of 450,000 tons of pipe completed with perfect safety record
14 May 2021
Baker Hughes: North American rig count up by nine
Upstream activity related to oil drove the weekly US and Canadian gains.
14 May 2021
US utility Xcel Energy in pursuit of RSG
The company said it would secure responsibly-sourced gas for its Colorado operations.
14 May 2021
Canada just scratching RNG surface: report
Canadian Biogas Association report suggests RNG and biogas could reduce GHG emissions by 62mn mt in 2050
14 May 2021
Brazil’s Petrobras records Q1 profit
The Brazilian company improved year-on-year, though profit dropped sequentially.
14 May 2021
Canada’s Pieridae reaches record gas in Q1
FID on Nova Scotia LNG project still expected in June
14 May 2021
US LNG exports flat week on week
The federal government reported export volumes at 74bn ft³

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