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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

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.


Centre News
04 April 2024

Lessons learned from the Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park

Earlier this year, students from the MSc in Energy Management specialisation visited Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park – the first 100% community-owned onshore wind farm and solar park in the south of England. The field trip provided participants with key insights into wind and solar technology, the electricity-generation process, operational challenges and benefits, and whether policies support the growth of wind and solar.

The site was the vision of Adam Twine (landowner and farmer), who was inspired by a trip to Denmark where 20% of the country’s renewable energy is owned by communities. It is believed to be the UK’s first and the world’s largest cooperatively run, community-owned solar farm.

27 November 2023

ESCP Business School and its Energy Management Centre (EMC) are thrilled to announce that our dynamic eleventh cohort of MSc in Energy Management students recently nominated the board members of the School’s Energy Society for the 2023–2024 term.

Congratulations to all the board members who will spearhead initiatives fostering industry engagement, maximising networking opportunities, and nurturing professional skills development across all ESCP campuses.

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.

Energy Headlines
16 July 2024
Bolivia govt announces natural gas "mega field" in biggest discovery since 2005
Bolivian President Luis Arce on Monday announced the discovery of a 1.7 trillion cubic foot (TCF) natural gas reserve located north of the country's administrative capital, La Paz.
16 July 2024
Australia's Cooper Energy reports 17% revenue growth in April-June
The revenue was up 2% quarter/quarter as well.
16 July 2024
US natgas prices drop 7% to 10-week low on Texas Freeport LNG outage
U.S. natural gas futures fell about 7% to a 10-week low on Monday due to the slow return of the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas after shutting for Hurricane Beryl and on forecasts for less hot weather and lower demand over the next two weeks than previously expected.
16 July 2024
Australia's Vintage delays Odin-2 well completion due to heavy rainfall
The well, drilled to appraise the eastern flank of the Odin gas field, encountered gas pay in the Toolachee, Epsilon, and Patchawarra formations—the primary targets.
16 July 2024
CNOOC achieves exploration breakthrough in Bohai Bay
The discovery well, LK7-1-1, encountered a total of 76 m of oil and gas pay zones.
16 July 2024
Bolivia govt announces natural gas "mega field" in biggest discovery since 2005
Mayaya Centro-X1 IE field thought to contain 1.7 tcf of reserves.
15 July 2024
EUROPE GAS-Prices edge lower on strong wind power output
Dutch, UK gas markets both down as wind picks up.

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