Publications of the Chair

Assessing the regional redistributive effect of renewable power production through a spot market algorithm simulator: the case of Italy

2021
Authors :
Silvia Concettini, Anna Creti, Stanislao Gualdi

We develop an algorithm called M.I.D.A.S. (Italian Day-Ahead Market Solver) that simulates by iterative splitting the hourly equilibrium (price-quantity) of the Italian day-ahead market taking into account all transmission constraints between zones and the import from neighbouring countries. The algorithm is employed to study the sensitivity of equilibria to changes in production from units employing variable renewable sources, notably...

Profitability and Revenue Uncertainty of Wind Farms in Western Europe in Present and Future Climate

2020
Authors :
Silvia Concettini, Bastien Alonzo, Anna Creti, Philippe Drobinski, Peter Tankov

Article published in Energies 2022, 15. Investments into wind generation may be hampered by revenues uncertainty caused by the natural variability of the resource, the...  

Biodiversity loss and climate change interactions: financial stability implications for central banks and financial supervisors

2022
Authors :
Katie Kedward, Josh Ryan-Collins, and Hugues Chenet

In this paper, we examine how central banks and financial supervisors are approaching the topic of BRFR in relation to climate-related financial risk. We argue that policymakers should focus upon the broader concept of systemic environmental-financial risks to account for the interactions and trade-offs between both domains of biodiversity and climate change.

Credit Risk Sensitivity to Carbon Price

2022
Authors :
Vincent Bouchet and Theo Le Guenedal

Based on the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenarios, this article studies the credit risk sensitivity of 795 international companies to carbon prices.

Enhancing financial transparency to mitigate climate change: Towards a Climate Risks and Opportunities Reporting Index

2022
Authors :
Jeanne Amar, Samira Demaria, Sandra Rigot

Using the IPCC (2018) medium (2024) and long-term (2060) scenarios, this study analyzes the credit risk sensitivity of 763 international companies.

Financing green mobility Is it enough and where does it go?

2022
Authors :
Jean-Pierre Ponssard

On Dec 9-10, 2021, the annual International Conference on Mobility Challenges provided an outstanding opportunity to bring together researchers, industry experts and policy makers to discuss these issues. This note gives a summary of the debate.

Why local initiatives for the energy transition should coordinate. The case of cities for fuel cell buses in Europe

2020
Authors :
Guy Meunier, Lucie Moulin, Jean-Pierre Ponssard

Article accepted in the Revue d’Economie Industrielle Hydrogen is a possible alternative to the internal combustion engine, alongside battery-powered vehicles, in the context of reducing greenhouse...  

The climate consistency goal and the transformation of global finance

2021
Authors :
Luis H. Zamarioli, Pieter Pauw, Michael König and Hugues Chenet

In this article, we build on four methods to show that Art. 2.1(c) of the Paris Agreement comprises a new meaning of ‘finance’ under the United Nations negotiations. Implementation of Art. 2.1(c) requires engagement by governments and non-state actors, including the financial sector. 

An assessment of the European regulation on battery recycling for electric vehicles

2021
Authors :
Quentin Hoarau et Etienne Lorang

This paper investigates the design of a recent regulatory proposal aimed at favoring the emergence of a
battery recycling industry in Europe. It develops a material flow model that projects battery wastes and their recycling potential. Our findings indicate that the feasibility of the European Commission proposed thresholds is not very sensitive to changes of material intensities...

Côte d’Ivoire’s electricity challenge in 2050: Reconciling economic development and climate commitments

2021
Authors :
Edi Assoumou and Florent Mc Isaac

In closing its economic gap with emerging markets, Côte d’Ivoire will face a substantial increase in electricity demand over the next three decades. This paper develops a forward-looking tool to explore electricity technology investment paths compatible with both rapidly increasing electricity demand and the Paris Agreement.