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A discussion series on energy economics, policies and technologies offered by KAPSARC research.

Kingdom of Energy King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

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A discussion series on energy economics, policies and technologies offered by KAPSARC research.

    Saudi Arabia’s Clean Hydrogen Ambitions

    Saudi Arabia’s Clean Hydrogen Ambitions

    Clean hydrogen is estimated to become a trillion-dollar commodity market over the next three decades. It may be the most cost-effective means for Saudi Arabia’s energy transition.
     
    Dr. Amro Elshurafa speaks to Dr. Jan Frederik Braun, who sheds light on the hydrogen economy’s opportunities and challenges in Saudi Arabia as well as the overarching roles of hydrogen. 

    • 20 min
    What Lessons Can KSA Learn from the Texas Blackouts?

    What Lessons Can KSA Learn from the Texas Blackouts?

    Severe weather is a frequent cause of large-scale blackouts. In this episode, Dr. Amro Elshurafa, a research fellow at KAPSARC, has an in-depth discussion with Dr. Frank Felder about what happened in Texas and its relation to renewables, and even market liberalization. They also discuss the notion of lessening the frequency and severity of such wide-scale blackouts.

    • 24 min
    KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO) Q2 2020

    KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO) Q2 2020

    KAPSARC's Hamid Al Sadoon and Colin Ward walk us through the latest findings from Q2 KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO), where they discuss key issues for the oil market in 2020 and 2021, in addition to factors influencing price, and analyses of supply and demand in the oil markets through the forecast period.

    • 35 min
    KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)

    KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)

    KAPSARC's Colin Ward and Hamid Al Sadoon walk us through the latest findings from the upcoming quarterly KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO) to be released at the end of January. Among other factors they discuss oil market fundamentals, geopolitics, and possible associated risk factors through the forecast period.

    • 32 min
    The Future of Energy Security

    The Future of Energy Security

    Mark Finley, a fellow at the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute, and visiting KAPSARC researcher discusses the future of energy security with KAPSARC's director of Markets and Industrial development.

    • 20 min
    The Future of Cooling, Heating and Thermal Comfort

    The Future of Cooling, Heating and Thermal Comfort

    Thermal comfort is a universal necessity to achieve and sustain high levels of productivity in any society, especially in areas with extreme weathers. In this episode, Simon Pearson and Scott Milne from Energy Systems Catapult, an energy non-profit based in the UK, discuss new heating technologies and services in the consumer sector.

    • 29 min

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