A discussion series on energy economics, policies and technologies offered by KAPSARC research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water Scarcity and Desalination in the GCC
A third of the population of the world is affected by water scarcity. Countries with dry climates, such as Saudi Arabia and other GCC member states, consume a lot of energy to desalinate water in order to keep up with the demand. Dr. Nourah Mansouri, Senior Research Associate in the Energy Transitions and Electric Power program, provides some insight on water management and water scarcity in the region.
Renewables: Growth and Trends
Dr. Amro Elshurafa, a research fellow at KAPSARC, discusses current trends in renewables, with a particular emphasis on solar PV. In this episode, our guest examines factors that contribute to the fast uptake of solar PV technologies globally and regionally.