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Funding Sources: problem or solution? Case study on the construction of the Light Rail in Guadalajara

2016 Working paper | Transport

Author(s): SANDOVAL DIAZ Jorge Aristóteles

Editor(s): ARIAS MUNGUIA Eduardo, BERT Nadia

ABSTRACT:

Aligned with the goals of the Mexican National Development Plan, the state of Jalisco, one of the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico, is rapidly developing. To maintain a proper management of public debt, the government of Jalisco has sought a viable instrument to promote economic growth by generating infrastructure that have a direct impact and […]

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The potential of distributed energy resources to tackle climate change

2016 Policy Brief | Climate

Author(s): LABANDEIRA Xavier, MARCANTONINI Claudio

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Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are decentralised small-scale power generation sources located near end-user consumers that supply part or all of their electricity demand. DER are increasingly seen as key to the development of a sustainable low-carbon power system. DER technologies offer opportunities for the development of renewable energy but also pose challenges for their integration […]

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Summary of the 5th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, KUPFER David

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Selected academics and practitioners have gathered in Florence on June 24th 2016 to discuss the latest developments in the regulation of different network industries, namely transport, energy, communications and media and water distribution. The fifth edition of the Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures had a special focus on digitalization and the use of data, […]

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Network Industries Quarterly Vol. 18 No. 2 – Financing of infrastructures in Latin America

2016 Journal | Transport

Editor(s): FINGER Matthias, BERT Nadia, KUPFER David, BERNAL PONCE Arturo

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The goal of this issue of the Network Industries Quarterly is to identify the conditions for the capital and money markets to increase their participation in the infrastructure financing process. Furthermore, the chapters illustrate examples of different forms of infrastructure financing. The first article by Jorge Alcaraz and Adriana Castro provides an overview on foreign […]

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Jean Michel Glachant

The Long March towards an EU Power Target Model (1.0)... and the Journey towards a 2030 Target Model (2.0)

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): GLACHANT Jean-Michel

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The European Union took more than 20 years to define a common market design for its internal electricity market: a European Power Target Model. And, a further 10 years to fully implement it. In the meantime, the reference generation set of that model has shifted from the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) burning gas to […]

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12th Florence Rail Summary – How to define, measure, and improve the performance of the European railway system?

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, FINGER Matthias, KUPFER David

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At the 12th Florence Rail Forum we discussed the different aspects of the performance of the European railway system. Furthermore, and thanks to the contribution of leading experts, we compared and confronted the peculiarities of the already existing performance scheme of the air transport sector with the possible evolution of the performance scheme of the […]

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European Transport Regulation Observer – How to define, measure, and improve the performance of the European railway system?

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Author(s): FINGER Matthias, BERT Nadia, KUPFER David, NASH Chris

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The European Rail Sector has room for improvements with regard to its performance. But how exactly are the railways performing and how are they improving? Key Performance Indicators are a popular tool to measure and benchmark the performance of an organisation. They are used on the company management level but increasingly also as a regulatory […]

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Jean Michel Glachant

Mapping the course of the EU "Power Target Model"... on its own terms

2016 Working paper | Energy

Author(s): GLACHANT Jean-Michel

ABSTRACT:

The European Union took more than 20 years to start defining a common market design for its internal electricity market: a European Power Target Model. And, a further 10 years to fully implement it. Meanwhile, the reference generation set of that model has shifted from CCGT burning gas to RES units transforming intermittent natural resources. […]

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Gazprom: slow to adapt and unable to exert influence

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): BELYI Andrei V.

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Changing market realities in natural gas engender significant challenges for Gazprom in both Europe and Russia alike. The trend consists in a growing number of suppliers domestically, with a boost of independent gas production, and internationally, with a more liquid gas and LNG trade. Transition towards a new market model in the EU affects existing […]

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Nico Keyaerts

Economic principles for coordinated reactions to gas supply disruptions: first appraisal of the 2016 package on sustainable energy security

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): KEYAERTS Nico

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The rationale for the cooperation and coordination of reactions to supply disruptions can be based on political motives or economic motives; even if the rationale is political, coordinated reactions require the implementation of two economic principles. By using economic incentives for as long as possible and by minimising losses after economic incentives have been interrupted, countries commit to maximise the […]

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