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15 August 2019
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

Lest We Forget

The Suez crisis of 1956 was such a momentous event for Great Britain that it reduced a great and proud country from a major player on the international stage to a second rate power, caused its economy to shrink and devalued its currency.

06 August 2019
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

The War on Iraq in 2003

Almost seventeen years ago, a group of neoconservative hawks among them John Bolton, President Trump’s current national security adviser, persuaded President George W. Bush to mount a quick invasion of Iraq because, they alleged, it had “weapons of mass destruction.” That decision, based on dubious intelligence and taken against the advice of many of America’s closest allies, triggered a huge refugee crisis, destabilized the entire Middle East and cost the global economy an estimated $12.584 trillion of which the US economy’s share was $6.52 trillion according to a research paper titled: The Oil ’Price Rise’ Factor in the Iraq War: A Macroeconomic AssessmentI wrote and was published by the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) on the 4th of June 2008.  Moreover, nearly 5,000 Americans lost their lives in Iraq with hundreds of thousands more injured and receiving lifetime disability compensation.

09 July 2019
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

The great rivalry between the United States and China will shape the 21st century. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a great power will never voluntarily surrender pride of place to a challenger. The United States is the pre-eminent great power. China is now its challenger.

The escalating trade war has been casting dark clouds over the global economy creating uncertainty and depressing the global demand for oil and therefore oil prices.

14 June 2019
   
Posted by Gianfranco Scalabrini, Mattia Volpi

The shift from the pure commodities to the Value-added services (VAS) in the Smart Cities.

All industry players are migrating to innovative services; Power and Gas providers to the energy monitoring, Telcos to the smart home services, device producers to the smart devices. These sectors (VAS) are more and more overlapped. Let's consider the offered range of VASs of an Energy provider, a Telco or a device producer...they are mostly the same.

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Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh
RCEM Working Papers

The great rivalry between the United States and China will shape the 21st century. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a great power will never voluntarily surrender pride of place to a challenger. The United States is the pre-eminent great power. China is now its challenger. 

“The only indispensable superpower” is also a super-indebted power, and its biggest creditor happens to be its presumed chief strategic rival. Is it logical and workable to encircle one’s own banker militarily?

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Published Papers

For over forty years energy expectations have been riddled with internal contradictions, and all too often a failure to recognise complexity, the nature and scale of the challenges to be faced, and resultant uncertainty. Key elements of Shell’s “World of Internal Contradictions” scenario, issued 

Matsumoto, K., Ming-Zhi Gao, A.
Books

Economic instruments, particularly carbon tax and emissions trading scheme (ETS), have recently attracted the most attention to combat climate change because of their cost efficency to reduce emissions. Introducing these in Asia, where most of the countries do not currently have emission reduction. 

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 Europe.

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Centre News
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27 June 2019

ESCP Europe's students on the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) and MSc in Energy Management (MEM) attended a week-long International Seminar in Washington, DC & Houston, TX from 17th-22nd June. This annual study trip was organised by the School with the support of its Research Centre for Energy Management.

Attendees built a deep understanding of the American energy industry and other key international markets from a series of lectures and workshops delivered by top industry experts. The trip included visits to: The U.S. Department of State, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Atlantic Council, Library of Congress, GE Ventures, Accenture Strategy Energy, Tellurian plant, and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center.

17 May 2019

Many worry that the growth of digital transformation and AI will lead to machines and robots replacing human workers and see this advancement in technology as a threat, rather than as an opportunity to better ourselves.

PWC reports on AI shows that 67% of executives surveyed say the technology will help humans and machines work together, and to be stronger using both artificial and human intelligence.

18 April 2019

We have entered in an era of significant challenges but also opportunities for the region of South –East Europe when it comes to energy, but what is the future of the region both in the European Union (EU) and globally?

 “South –East Europe will play a pivotal role in the energy sphere in the EU, particularly with Greece and its huge discoveries of natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Also the TurkStream gas pipeline will bring Russian supplies to Turkey and the EU. In addition, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will bring Caspian gas supplies via Turkey into the European Union” says Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh, International Oil Economist; Visiting Professor of Energy Economics at ESCP Europe in London and Speaker at the 4th HAEE Symposium to take place in Athens on 6-8 May, 2019. 

09 April 2019

On 18th March 2019 ESCP Europe's London Campus hosted another of its ‘Re-Thinking Europe’ events, looking at the state of the Brexit process and its impacts.

London Campus Dean and Brexit commentator Professor Simon Mercado was joined by litigator and parliamentarian Lord David Gold and by leading businessman, Tony Matharu to examine the latest developments in the Brexit process. Expert interviews were followed with an open Q&A session around the theme of: 'Brexit: Quo Vadis?' Topics discussed during the event included the likely fate of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal; the Irish Backstop problem; and the prospects for both a general election and second referendum. 

14 March 2019

René Mauer and Lisa Steigertahl released the “EU Startup Monitor” during the European Commission's annual SME Assembly. The teachings of the only startup study purely based on primary inputs of active European founders, present the most comprehensive overview of the current startup landscape and can help shape Europe’s policies.

The SME Assembly, which took place on 21 November in Graz, Austria, is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, and creates the governance structure of the Small Business Act with the network of SME Envoys.

Energy Headlines
18 August 2019
Gas Production from the UK Continental Shelf: An Assessment of Resources, Economics and Regulatory Reform [GGP]
The outlook for oil and gas production on the UKCS has improved dramatically since 2015 due to the industry’s successful commissioning of large-scale projects, its efforts to reduce costs and to improve its operational performance, the bold reduction in tax rates in 2016 and the adoption in law of a new statutory objective to achieve the maximum economic recovery of UKCS resources (MER UK).
17 August 2019
Russia, Iran Cite 'Ecological Concerns' In Opposing Trans-Caspian Pipeline [GGP]
The Caspian Economic Forum just took place in Turkmenistan’s Caspian resort area of Avaza on August 12, exactly one year to the day after the Convention On The Legal Status Of The Caspian Sea was signed at a summit of Caspian littoral state leaders in Aqtau, Kazakhstan.
16 August 2019
Middle East Gas Output to Exceed Russia this Year: Rystad
And a new book published by the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies examines the future prospects for the region's output.
16 August 2019
U.S. Efforts To Derail Russian Pipelines To Europe Have Failed Since The 1960s. Will Nord Stream 2 Be Any Different? [GGP]
U.S. President Donald Trump will fly to Europe later this month to pursue a goal his predecessors going back to John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan failed to achieve -- derailing a Kremlin-backed energy-export pipeline.
16 August 2019
Annual U.S. refinery runs expected to decline for first time in 10 years
U.S. gross inputs to refineries, also known as refinery runs, have increased each year since 2009, most recently reaching a record high of 17.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018. However, based on its monthly refinery run data through May and forecast for the remainder of 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects refinery runs to decline and average 17.0 million b/d in 2019.
16 August 2019
Norwegian Gas Output Remains Low
It has underperformed against the forecast since May, but also not sold into a cheap market.
16 August 2019
Talking shop in the E Med [NGW Magazine]
With several important countries missing from its make-up, the East Med Gas Forum may nevertheless represent a force for change. [NGW Magazine Volume 4, Issue 15]

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