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Waste Management Innovations: Promoting Circularity and Preventing Plastic Waste Leakage

KAPSARC will be hosting a virtual seminar on June 30 that aims to address plastic waste challenges and innovative waste management solutions.

Join us in this virtual seminar.

Top Downloaded Paper of the Week

In this commentary, we discuss the impact of renewable energy penetration on end-user electricity prices driven by the observed development in European countries since 2000. We conclude with a discussion on how Saudi Arabia is benefiting from its development of renewable energy.

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KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis

The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) is an open-source modularized platform that assembles negotiation and bargaining models through analyzing collective decision-making processes.

KTAB focuses on how and why particular decisions are made to better understand the outcomes.

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KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

The KOMO team presents you with this detailed quarterly outlook report on supply, demand, challenges, and prices for the second quarter of the year 2021.

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What Lessons Can KSA Learn From the Texas Blackouts?

Our recent episode of KAPSARC’s Kingdom of Energy podcast discusses the lessons Saudi Arabia could learn from the blackouts in Texas. It also looks into how to possibly lessen their frequency and severity.

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The RCEP and Its Potential Impact on Saudi Regional Exports

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was formed in November last year. The RCEP’s scope and schedule of tariff reduction are less aggressive than some of the other regional free trade agreements; however, it will have a significant impact on regional trade and investment flows.

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Study Summaries Podcast

Our eleventh episode of KAPSARC’s Study Summaries Podcast discusses the challenges created by the light tight oil (LTO) crude production boom that transformed the landscape of the whole U.S. oil and gas sector across the entire oil value chain.

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Evaluating Access to Riyadh’s Planned Public Transport System Using Geospatial Analysis

Evaluating Access to Riyadh’s Planned…

The King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh city is one of the world’s largest urban transit systems being…

Nourah Al Hosain, Alma Alhussaini

June 24, 2021 Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Transport and Gasoline

Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19…

The global outbreak of COVID-19 began in March 2020. As of April 2021, the global caseload has reached over 150…

Nora Nezamuddin, Hatem Al Atawi

June 24, 2021 How Cost-Effective Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies in Reducing Tailpipe-CO2 Emissions?

How Cost-Effective Are Electric Vehicle…

The transportation sector accounts for 24% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (IEA 2020). Road transport is the most utilized…

Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi

June 8, 2021 If Renewable Energy is Getting Cheaper, Why Are Electricity Prices Increasing?

If Renewable Energy is Getting…

In this commentary, we discuss the impact of renewable energy penetration on end-user electricity prices driven by the observed development…

Salaheddine Soummane

June 6, 2021 Assessing the Role of Renewables in Reducing Emissions in the Saudi Power Sector Using Mixed-Integer Optimization

Assessing the Role of Renewables…

Renewable energy (RE) technologies are viewed as a critical means of reducing power sector-related emissions. Using mixed-integer optimization, we evaluate the…

Amro Elshurafa, Hatem Al Atawi, Salaheddine Soummane, Frank Felder

June 2, 2021 Global Trends in Cloud Computing and Saudi Arabia’s Response

Global Trends in Cloud Computing…

As data centers become operational in the Kingdom, they will be an additional driver of long-term electricity demand. KAPSARC is actively…

Hatem Al Atawi, Amro Elshurafa

June 2, 2021 Will Shale Impede or Accelerate the Global Energy Transition?

Will Shale Impede or Accelerate…

United States (U.S.) shale has transformed oil market dynamics in ways we never thought possible. Shale oil has transformed the…

June 2, 2021 KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

Total global oil demand is expected to increase year-on-year (YoY) by 4.3 million barrels per day (MMb/d) in 2021 to…

May 2, 2021 India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets

India’s Political Ambition of Implementing…

The Indian transportation sector is going through a massive transition, especially the light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Policymakers consider the electrification…

Yagyavalk Bhatt, Rubal Dua

April 26, 2021 Fiscal Policy for Stability in Oil-Exporting Countries: From the Old Problems to the Challenges of COVID-19

Fiscal Policy for Stability in…

Since the Great Recession of 2008, oil-exporting countries have had to adjust their fiscal policies to respond to larger oil…

Olivier Durand-Lasserve, Fatih Karanfil

April 25, 2021 See all Data / Tools

We provide free access to KAPSARC’s data and research tools, to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy.

  • Saudi Arabia Energy Balance

  • Crude Oil Storage Cost

  • Vision 2030 Dynamic Input-Output Tool

  • KAPSARC Energy Data Portal

  • KAPSARC Transport Analysis Framework (KTAF)

  • KAPSARC fuel substitution calculator

  • KAPSARC Datahub

Saudi Arabia Energy Balance

Energy Balance App

As a response to recommendations from the “Energy Open Data Ecosystem, Policy Scenario Models & Tools” workshop series organized by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in improving existing energy balances compiled by reputable international organizations.

Crude Oil Storage Cost

CrudeStore App

This model represents a spread option-based formulation that adds a locational dimension to the conventional storage theory and is based on the prices of crude oil at two different locations, factoring in costs of storage and transportation, and the time required to transport oil between them.

This methodology offers a viable alternative to the traditional cost of carry approach; it can also estimate implied convenience yields and the shadow price of inventories, aiding commodity trading strategies.

The three key drivers of inventories—the cost of carry, convenience yield and spread option value—are estimated for eight primary international crude oil storage hubs located at major seaports using daily data from December 21, 2015 to January 25, 2019.

 

Vision 2030 Dynamic Input-Output Tool

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Saudi Arabia aims at transforming its hydrocarbon resource-rich economy into a sustainable and diversified one over the coming decade. With this goal in mind, the Vision 2030 initiative introduces a set of complex socio-economic transformation targets. As a result, diversification is expected to significantly change the sectoral composition of the economy, with the manufacturing and service sectors becoming further pillars of sustainable growth. This tool allows for a medium-term impact analysis based on relevant IOT with updated inter-industry flows and technical coefficients matrix.

KAPSARC Energy Data Portal

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The KAPSARC Energy Data Portal is available to anyone seeking energy data for research. It is designed to enable users to better understand energy, including energy economics and energy policies.

 

KAPSARC Transport Analysis Framework (KTAF)

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KAPSARC fuel substitution calculator

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This app has been inspired by the fuel substitution witnessed in Japan after the Fukushima disaster, which saw 50 GW of nuclear capacity go offline. Natural gas, coal and petroleum products were used to replace nuclear power. We developed this calculator to estimate what volume of a given fuel would be needed to generate the same power of the displaced or substituted fuel.

KAPSARC Datahub

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KAPSARC Datahub is an open source platform designed to manage energy model open data and it’s versions, provides features to make API calls on any version of the open data you will need to consume from your modeling environment. Datahub helps to delineate open data management function from your model development. Manage open data in datahub, develop model in modeling ecosystem and call open data when needed

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook: Global Oil Demand to Increase by 4.3 MMb/d in 2021

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook: Global Oil Demand to Increase by 4.3 MMb/d in 2021

May 4, 2021 General news Strong Growth Forecast for Saudi Economy

Strong Growth Forecast for Saudi Economy

April 25, 2021 General news KAPSARC Data Insight Shows Drop in Railway Demand by 60% Last Year Due to COVID-19

KAPSARC Data Insight Shows Drop in Railway Demand by 60% Last Year Due to COVID-19

April 19, 2021 General news Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Kingdom has begun to diversify its economy, changing its resource use and creating new development opportunities. This initiative assesses the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources to…

See initiative Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

This initiative aims to advance the understanding of passenger transport energy demand using a network analysis of future passenger transport activity, starting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 21 Discussion papers
  • 9 Commentaries
  • 9 Data Insights
  • 12 Workshop briefs
  • 2 Methodology papers

Regional Energy Markets

Regional Energy Markets

This initiative analyzes energy market integration among Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the implications of China’s changing energy demand, energy policies and security strategies for Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 2 Commentaries
  • 5 Data Insights
  • 18 Discussion papers
  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Methodology paper

Climate Change Policies and Governance

Climate Change Policies and Governance

This initiative will investigate emissions-reduction policies to provide options to Saudi policymakers as they implement the Paris Agreement and prepare to negotiate the new nationally determined contributions. It…

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Publications

  • 15 Discussion papers
  • 2 Workshop briefs
  • 2 Commentaries

Future of Global Oil Markets

Future of Global Oil Markets

This initiative investigates what role oil can play in an environmentally sustainable future energy and feedstock mix. It also considers the extent to which the Kingdom needs to…

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Publications

  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 13 Discussion papers
  • 2 Commentaries
  • 2 Methodology papers
  • 1 Data Insight

Future of Natural Gas Markets

Future of Natural Gas Markets

This initiative explores the potential of Saudi Arabia’s consumption, domestic supply, and natural gas trade in the global context. It will provide a roadmap for a functioning, competitive…

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Publications

  • 7 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 2 Data Insights
  • 12 Discussion papers

Electricity Sector Transitions

Electricity Sector Transitions

This initiative explores the role of electric power in the energy transition and investigates how the transition will affect the global supply of and demand for electricity. How…

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Publications

  • 10 Commentaries
  • 32 Discussion papers
  • 12 Data Insights
  • 14 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Methodology papers

Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Energy and Economic Vulnerability

In an interconnected world, national economies and societies are vulnerable to global energy price shocks and disruptions to energy systems. This initiative will explore policies that can help…

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Publications

  • 3 Commentaries
  • 9 Discussion papers
  • 3 Workshop briefs

Models, Data and Tools

Models, Data and Tools

This research aims to assess the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources, to inform Saudi Arabia’s economic decision-making. It will also help shape a framework for evaluating public…

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Publications

  • 18 Discussion papers
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 5 Data Insights

Productivity and Economic Diversification

Productivity and Economic Diversification

This initiative focuses on the relationship between employment and sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia, and the determining factors that lead to business growth and job creation. It…

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Publications

  • 21 Discussion papers
  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 7 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Data Insight
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 3 Methodology papers
  • Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

    Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

  • Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

    Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

  • Regional Energy Markets

    Regional Energy Markets

  • Climate Change Policies and Governance

    Climate Change Policies and Governance

  • Future of Global Oil Markets

    Future of Global Oil Markets

  • Future of Natural Gas Markets

    Future of Natural Gas Markets

  • Electricity Sector Transitions

    Electricity Sector Transitions

  • Energy and Economic Vulnerability

    Energy and Economic Vulnerability

  • Models, Data and Tools

    Models, Data and Tools

  • Productivity and Economic Diversification

    Productivity and Economic Diversification

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Waste Management Innovations: Promoting Circularity and…

This webinar aims to address the challenge of plastic waste facing our world today and will focus on opportunities for preventing the leakage of waste into the natural environment. Speakers will shed light on the issue from a global perspective, highlighting the primary sources of plastic waste, the major waste hotspots, the opportunities to re-think […]

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For the sake of addressing air pollution and climate change issues, The Indian government is seriously considering plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) deployment. This new journal article investigates the potential, and challenges, for PEV adoption in India.

13:00 – June 27, 2021

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Driven by population and economic growth, the demand for electricity in Saudi has been steadily increasing both in terms of peak load and consumption. Read more on the connection between renewables and emissions in the Kingdom here: kapsarc.org/research/publi… https://t.co/2UDQZNky6G

23:30 – June 26, 2021

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تقدم ورقة بحثية من #كابسارك نبذة عن قطاع الطاقة السعودي ومزيج الوقود المستخدم في مناطق المملكة، بالإضافة إلى دور إصلاحات أسعار الطاقة في ركود الطلب على الكهرباء. لمعرفة المزيد: kapsarc.org/ar/research/pu… https://t.co/TsWe2hcyPO

13:00 – June 26, 2021

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In a fruitful session chaired by #KAPSARC president during the @IA4EE International Online Conference, markets for low carbon oil were discussed as a possible long lasting way to reach ‘resilience’. https://t.co/46tX726H3O

13:00 – June 25, 2021

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Many governments all around the world are tailoring their policies and applying incentives to attract companies to domicile data centers in their countries. This Data Insight from #KAPSARC explains the drive behind that and other relevant trends: kapsarc.org/research/publi… https://t.co/QNYthT00BR

15:00 – June 24, 2021

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توضح دراسة #كابسارك كيفية زيادة استخدام المركبات الكهربائية بأنواعها المختلفة وتقنيات خفض انبعاثات العوادم، والدور المهم الذي تلعبه في خفض انبعاثات ثاني أكسيد الكربون المنبعثة من مركبات الركاب. لاستكشاف المزيد: kapsarc.org/ar/research/pu… https://t.co/UpVwCTmgBz

11:00 – June 24, 2021

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The @kielinstitute coordinated the ‘Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change’ where #KAPSARC President, Adam Sieminski, discussed the challenges of transforming developing & fossil rich economies and the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) concept.

14:00 – June 23, 2021

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يناقش ملخص ورشة عمل #كابسارك تأثير صدمة جائحة كوفيد-19 على النفط الصخري الأمريكي وسوق النفط العالمية، ويساعد على فهم صناعته وطرق نمو إنتاجه. وللمزيد من التفاصيل حول دور تحالف أوبك في استعادة توازن السوق: kapsarc.org/research/publi… https://t.co/jaG6IkJ9Ag

11:00 – June 23, 2021

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Data centers consume large amounts of electricity. These large bundles of networked computer servers are normally used to store, process, and distribute data. #KAPSARC explores more on global cloud computing trends here: kapsarc.org/research/publi… https://t.co/DlecVO0fmf

16:00 – June 22, 2021

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يبيّن #كابسارك كيفية تحسين فعالية تكلفة سياسات الإعانات المالية لزيادة إقبال الأفراد على تبني استخدام المركبات الكهربائية، والعمل على خفض معدلات الانبعاثات الكربونية العالمية. للمزيد عن دور الإعانات المالية في تشجيع استخدام المركبات الكهربائية: kapsarc.org/ar/research/pu… https://t.co/No5Wd3Za2D

12:00 – June 22, 2021

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Linkedin image #KAPSARC president @Adam_Sieminski speaking to @CNBC about the role of #OPEC and the opportunities for conversation in setting the #Oil prices. رئيس #كابسارك آدم سيمنيسكي يتحدث عن دور #اوبك والفرص التي تتيحها المحادثات في تحديد أسعار #النفط. https://cnb.cx/2Xuk8xn 3 Months, 26 Days Ago 42 Likes Linkedin image

شارك #كابسارك كشريك معرفي في الندوة التاسعة لمنتدى الطاقة الدولي، والتي ينظمها بالتنسيق مع #اوبك وكالة الطاقة الدولية لمناقشة مستقبل #الطاقة، حيث أدار رئيس المركز جلسة بعنوان “وجهات النظر حول آفاق مستقبل الطاقة بين صنّاع القرار والخبراء على المدى القصير والمتوسط والطويل”

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#kapsarc participated as a knowledge partner at the 9th #IEA #IEF #OPEC Symposium on #Energy Outlooks. As KAPSARC President @Adam_Sieminski moderated a session entitled “Key Stakeholder and Industry Views on Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Energy Outlooks”.

3 Months, 27 Days Ago 36 Likes Linkedin image By moving toward #energy transition, #technology affords a lot of opportunities to reduce or eliminate the #greenhouse gas footprint of existing energy sources. Explore how the #energy_transition will transform the shape and geography of energy demand over the coming years and what the new global #energy system could look like by reading the new #kapsarc workshop brief, “Adaptive Strategies in the Low Carbon Energy Transition”: https://bit.ly/2TjejDA 4 Months Ago 12 Likes Linkedin image ملخص ورشة عمل #كابسارك يلقي الضوء على تطورات قطاع #الكهرباء في #السعودية مثل: النمو في استخدام التقنيات الجديدة والتغيير في الأسعار بجانب نماذج الأعمال الجديدة، للمزيد باللغة العربية https://bit.ly/2EhprqZ 4 Months Ago 2 Likes Linkedin image توفر #التكنولوجيا فرصاً متعددّة لدعم مفهوم “تحولات الطاقة” عن طريق الابتكارات الداعمة لتخفيض أثر #الغازات الدفيئة في مصادر الطاقة الحالية أو الحدّ منها، ملخص ورشة عمل #كابسارك بعنوان ” دور النفط في التحول لطاقة منخفضة الكربون” يكشف كيف سيغير مفهوم تحولات الطاقة من شكل وجغرافية الطلب على منتجات #الطاقة في السنوات القادمة، وكيف ستكون هوية نظام #الطاقة العالمي الجديد: https://bit.ly/2GYlkmE 4 Months Ago 4 Likes Linkedin image A new #kapsarc workshop brief sheds lights on likely developments in the #electricity sector in #SaudiArabia and the wider #MENA region, including the growth of new technologies, changes in network pricing and new business models. To learn more, take a look at ‘Integrated Approaches to Decentralized Electricity Transitions’: https://bit.ly/2NiASmt 4 Months, 7 Days Ago 24 Likes Linkedin image

“Construction is not the ending for the building it’s the beginning, and #kapsarc is my amazing journey” DaeWa Kang from Zaha Hadid architects said. “The most powerful thing is to notice the impact of the building on the employees productivity” David Richards #kapsarc project Technical Design Director from Arup Group mentioned. وخلال المحاضرة ذكر المعماري ديوا كانج من مكتب زها حديد أن “العمارة ليس نهاية البناء بل البداية، والمشاركة في بناء #كابسارك كان بمثابة الرحلة الممتعة”، وأشار ديفد ريتشارد مدير تصميم مشروع #كابسارك من مجموعة اروب إلى أن من أكثر الأمور إلهاما هو ملاحظة تأثير المبنى على إنتاجية الموظفين مستقبلا”!. ‎

4 Months, 9 Days Ago 20 Likes Linkedin image

500+ architect professionals and general audience have gathered at #kapsarc to learn about sustainability buildings during the lecture about “KAPSARC Building: an iconic design and more”. #kapsarc president Adam sieminski delivered a speech about the center’s role in facing energy challenges and its achievements. قرابة 500 متخصص في التصميم والهندسة اجتمعوا في #كابسارك للتعرف على مفهوم الأبنية المستدامة خلال محاضرة “مبنى كابسارك: إبداع التصميم وأكثر، حيث تحدث آدم سيمنيسكي رئيس #كابسارك عن دور المركز في التصدي لتحديات الطاقة وأهم إنجازاته.

4 Months, 9 Days Ago 45 Likes Linkedin image KAPSARC seeks a passionate early career researcher to carry out data analysis and data management work as part of its research team. The successful candidate will contribute to KAPSARC’s objective to ensure research projects result in high quality and actionable policy options. #hiring #freshgraduate #economics #enegy #research #thinktank #saudiarabia https://lnkd.in/dgE-V7d 4 Months, 9 Days Ago 15 Likes

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