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27 May 2021
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

On the 1st of November 2021, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’, is scheduled to be held in the City of Glasgow from 1-12 November under the presidency of the United Kingdom.

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.

During COP21 which took place in Paris in 2015 the Paris Climate Change Agreement was born. For the first time ever, something momentous happened: every country agreed to work together to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and aim for 1.5 degrees to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate and to make money available to deliver on these aims.

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. 

Research & Publications
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.

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.


Centre News
23 June 2021


A selection panel chaired by Mr Philippe Houzé, Chairman of the Board of ESCP, proposed his name to the London Board of Trustees. Therefore, Prof. Razmdoost is joining ESCP's EXCOM and reporting to the Management Board. Professor Razmdoost succeeds Professor Simon Mercado who moves into a new role at ESCP Business School as Executive Vice-President for Business Relations and External Affairs.

The London Campus is very attractive to students and its development in recent years is enabling the School to tackle Brexit in the best conditions. The European Board of ESCP is confident that Prof. Kamran Razmdoost will keep strengthening our pan-European school in the UK,” says Professor Frank Bournois, Executive President and Dean of ESCP.

With six campuses across Europe in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP is the only truly pan-European business school. Each campus is recognised and accredited in its own country by national and/or local authorities.

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. 

Energy Headlines
23 July 2021
US pulls North American rig count higher: Baker Hughes
US upstream activity remains well below pre-pandemic levels.
23 July 2021
Harbour suffers setback at UK Tolmount field
Rather than this month, first gas is now anticipated at the end of the year.
23 July 2021
Danish Topsoe to equip Canadian hydrogen project
Carbon capture technology will be deployed at planned Air Products complex
23 July 2021
Canada’s CGL pipeline sees workforce double
Kitimat meter station complete, housing provided to support wildfire fighters
23 July 2021
Petrobras production improved from Q1
The Brazilian energy company said it reached a milestone in LNG last month.
23 July 2021
Aramco target of ransomware attack: press
A ‘cyber-extortion’ campaign seeks a hefty ransom in exchange for the deletion of a massive amount of data.
23 July 2021
EBRD, Ukraine TSO formalise hydrogen agreement
They plan to work on green hydrogen given th low cost of green energy.

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