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Juan Pablo Pretelt Villadiego
EMC Working Papers

The United Kingdom is in the right place to become a global leader in the industrial Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) sector. Specific, UK associated industrial development has set a great potential for Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) application. In fact, the operation of Oil and Gas (O&G) offshore fields has allowed for decades of data on suitable carbon storage sites to be collected, determining that the North Sea’s saline aquifers and depleted reservoirs have a 78,000 MtCO2 capacity. Figure 1 exhibits the distribution of both CO2 emission sources from industrial clusters and offshore storage points.

 

Clement Gorin
EMC Working Papers

On Thursday 24 November 2022, Renault signed a contract with Voltalia to supply 350 MW of renewable energy over 15 years from 2027, which should account for half the company’s electricity consumption. This type of contract, also known as a corporate Power Purchase Agreement (cPPAs), is an unprecedented commitment in France in terms of power. On the same day, Engie announced a contract to purchase 100MW with Google in the United Kingdom for 12 years from the Moray West offshore wind project off Scotland. Whilst solar and wind remain dominant, contracts are now emerging for biogas, geothermal, and even hydrogen

Félicien Bresson Le Menestrel
EMC Working Papers

Funding for the energy industry has historically been dominated by major private or state-controlled institutions. Conventional energies such as fossil fuels require capital outlays of millions and sometimes billions of euros, and hence, understandably, citizens or cooperatives have never fully financed a nuclear powerplant or an offshore oil rig. As the urgency of tackling climate change increases, the energy sector is being reconfigured by financing alternatives made possible by renewable energy technologies that are adaptable to local and community investment. Society is simultaneously becoming increasingly electrified, with global electricity consumption forecast to double from 2021 levels, reaching 50,000 TWh by 2050. Rapid growth in the renewables sector will be crucial for meeting this steady increase in demand.

 

Michael Jefferson
EMC Working Papers

With Putin’s “special military operation” into Ukraine on February 24th 2022 it became clear to many observers within a week that this was a war. It represented a step change from the various territorial incursions over the past few decades which had gone under the term “New Cold War”. “The New Cold War” was the title of a book (one of several) first published in 2008 sub-titled: “How the Kremlin Menaces both Russia and the West” authored by Edward Lucas. Lucas was the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist for more than 25 years. 

Giouli Mihalakakou, Manolis Souliotis, Maria Papadaki, Penelope Menounou, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Dionysia Kolokotsa, John A. Paravantis, Aris Tsangrassoulis, Giorgos Panaras, Evangelos Giannakopoulos, Spiros Papaefthimiou
Published Papers

Green roofs are artificial ecosystems that provide a nature-based solution to environmental challenges such as climate change and the urban heat island. Green roofs aid in the conservation of both cooling and heating energy; deposition of particulates and mitigation of air pollution; control of runoff and water pollution; promotion of biodiversity; and provision of aesthetic and health benefits. This research is a holistic review of the green roof literature and provides a global perspective of the subject with a classification of modelling studies; and an extensive review of contributions to energy conservation, carbon sequestration, mitigation of air pollutants, runoff control; and urban noise reduction. The review covers the system’s thermal performance modelling through several methodologies; experimental studies; parametric studies to assess the impact of various parameters on the system’s energy efficiency using several configuration parameters such as leaf area, foliage height and density, plant coverage, roof insulation, soil thickness, and irrigation; energy benefits; and environmental benefits including air pollutants mitigation, carbon sequestration, runoff control and urban noise reduction. Finally, review was complemented with a life cycle assessment study of green roofs, which examined the extraction of raw materials, manufacturing and construction, transportation, and disposal.

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Gulmira Rzayeva, Plamen Dimitrov, Leo Drollas, Jörg Himmelreich, John Roberts, Nicolò Sartori, Simone Tagliapietra, Theodoros Tsakiris, Mr. Mehmet Öğütçü, Christos Zisakis, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Filipos Ioannidis
Books

Over recent years, the European Union has been increasingly exploring new alternative routes and sources for natural gas due to energy security concerns, mostly associated with the Russian - Ukrainian circumstances and the significant role which natural gas is expected to have in the future. Currently it is considered as "the transition fuel" to the future green-energy reality. 

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 Business School.

Bikramjit Sengupta
EMC Working Papers

The fundamental idea of this technical paper is to understand the feasibility and present the robustness of removing the need to decommission an offshore jacket and instead installing an offshore wind tower (with nacelle, rotor blades and generator) on top of it, thereby saving the costs of decommissioning as well as entirely removing the need to design, build and install a substructure for the new offshore wind tower. The economics of scalability are particularly interesting.

Arshad Azim Mohammed, Marios Ioannis Kioufis
EMC Working Papers

The world is currently experiencing one of the worst energy crises in history. Countries all over the world are beginning to adopt greener strategies by funding and covering their energy needs with green and renewable energy sources. Each of these countries has its own rate of development, but they all share a common goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. In comparison, the European Union appears to have a faster development rate and a different goal, particularly regarding neutrality, of covering all its member states' energy needs with shareable green energy.

Newsroom

Centre News
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20 July 2023

France possesses one of the largest nuclear power programmes worldwide. The country has 56 operable nuclear reactors producing a total of 61 gigawatts (GW), which is equivalent to over 70% of its electricity. At present, the country holds the highest share of nuclear energy in the world.

Last month, students from the MSc in Energy Management specialisation visited EDF’s Saint-Alban nuclear power plant – a site built in 1979 and located on the Rhone river in the Isère department, 50 km downstream from Lyon. The activity was organised by the ESCP Energy Society and sponsored by our School..

12 June 2023

Venezuela is the country with the largest proved oil reserves according to the 2022 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, and is also one of the top ten countries with the largest reserves of natural gas. The economy of the South American nation is reliant on its fossil fuel industry, hence its being highly vulnerable to the so-called Dutch disease, in which a government develops a risky dependence on natural resource exports to the detriment of other sectors in the economy. After years of economic decline, the nation’s economy grew 17.73% year-over-year in the first three quarters of 2022 according to Venezuela’s Central Bank.

Rodrigo Quintero, MEM Alumnus from the 2023 class and now Energy Economist at BloombergNEF, shares with us how ESCP Business School’s MSc in Energy Management (MEM) equipped him with the right tools to thrive in an exciting career in the United Kingdom at one of the most respected energy research companies.

11 April 2023

On 15th March, students from the MSc in Energy Management specialisation visited Westmill wind farm and solar park – the first 100% community owned onshore wind farm in the south of England.

Located near Watchfield, the site is believed to be the UK’s first and the world’s largest cooperatively run, community-owned solar farm. Its aim is to combat climate change by financing a reliable source of renewable energy, provide local households and other stakeholders with a stable, reliable source of income, and help the area transition to a low carbon future.

28 February 2023

On 22nd–24th February 2023, we hosted a three-day business-simulation game for our MSc in Energy Management students that focused on customer value in the automotive industry and how to find the optimal balance between value proposition and profitability.

The teams benefitted from three days of professionally crafted business scenarios. Students had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the simulation process, which allowed them to:

05 December 2022

ESCP Business School ranks 3rd in the latest Financial Times European Business School ranking.

Our School has been ranked 3rd among the top 95 European institutions in the Financial Times annual ‘European Business School’ ranking.

Energy Headlines
04 December 2023
COP28: Canada proposes new methane reduction regulations
But Alberta insists new rules are another federal intrusion into provincial jurisdiction.
04 December 2023
Trinidad's Atlantic LNG restructuring to shrink Shell's stake, boost BP's -sources
Shell's ownership in Trinidad and Tobago's Atlantic LNG facility will shrink, while BP and Trinidad's state-owned National Gas Co will increase their stakes in a restructuring agreement to be signed this week, according to three people familiar with the matter.
04 December 2023
Pertamina International Shipping, Karpowership to develop LNG infrastructure in Indonesia
Both parties will also work together on extensive studies for the development of alternative fuel sources, including hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and other biofuels.
04 December 2023
COP28: health and reflection on Day 4
This was the first-ever Health-day at a COP summit, with emphasis on building climate-resilient health systems and accelerating and scaling-up collaborations to transition to a “fairer, cleaner, and healthier global environment.”
04 December 2023
Red Sea chokepoints are critical for international oil and natural gas flows
The Suez Canal, the SUMED pipeline, and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait are strategic routes for Persian Gulf oil and natural gas shipments to Europe and North America. Total oil shipments via these routes accounted for about 12% of total seaborne-traded oil in the first half of 2023, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments accounted for about 8% of worldwide LNG trade.
04 December 2023
Could COP28 yield a methane commitment from Turkmenistan? [Gas in Transition]
A commitment from Turkmenistan on addressing its significant methane emissions would be a major boon for COP28 if it materialises. [Gas in Transition, Volume 3, Issue 11]
04 December 2023
Origin investors reject $10.6 bln Brookfield bid, company open to other funding
Brookfield will walk away from Origin Energy, a source familiar with the matter said, after shareholders in Australia's largest power retailer rejected a $10.6 billion takeover bid by a consortium led by the asset manager on Monday.

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