The RCEM's research themes are:
Energy Market Volatility and Financial Risk Management
Project Financing, Structured Finance and Energy Capacity
Emissions Trading, Energy Efficiency and Electricity Markets
Deregulation, Competition and Financial Strategy / Mergers and Acquisitions
Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility / Climate Change and the Environment
Few would dispute the assertion that we are entering a new energy era: global demand for oil booms as supplies dwindle; price volatility and geopolitical instability are increasingly common, as are globalisation and market deregulation; and all the while environmental concerns grow. Both collectively and individually these factors call for a significant restructuring of the energy sector to improve efficiency and develop new sustainable energy sources.
The challenge is primarily technological but also managerial. Considering the amount of capital needed to boost energy supplies and promote the necessary technological innovations in a world of high uncertainty, expertise in project management, supply chain, finance, human resource and organisational management are of the utmost importance for decision making and forming policy.
The RCEM is headed up by Prof. Patrick Gougeon and Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, and supported by a network of ESCP Europe faculty and associates. The Centre's aim is to build a strong proactive partnership between energy corporations, government agencies, and the academic community, in preparation for a new energy era. This will be achieved through the promotion of rigorous and objective empirical research on issues related to energy management, finance, and policy, in order to support decision-making by both government and industry.
The results of RCEM's research will become available to the public through publications, workshops and conferences, educational programmes and other public outreach activities. Research at RCEM will be enhanced through direct cooperation with government agencies, and academic and industry associates from across the globe.
Moreover, thanks to ESCP Europe and RCEM's wide network in the academic and business communities, our views on energy news section offers a comprehensive insight into energy issues.