I am studying the organization and regulation of energy markets. Several questions are addressed:
Which regulatory instruments are necessary to obtain a sustainable energy system? How can we organize the market such that we will use the optimal mix of renewable and conventional technologies
Do energy firms have market power? If abuse of market power is a problem, which steps can the government take to reduce market power? Are standard competition policy rules sufficient or should we rely on sector-specific regulation?
Will a healthy and competitive energy sector deliver a secure energy supply system? What is the role of the government?