Publications

A. Peer-reviewed Articles

A.1. Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

An Assessment of Price Convergence Between Natural Gas and Solar Photovoltaic in the U.S. Electricity Market. By Joseph Nyangon, John Byrne and Job Taminiau. WIREs Energy and Environment. Volume 6, Issue 3. May/June 2017.

Shale gas boom in Pennsylvania is a major driver of strong growth in natural gas production in counties such as Washington, Bradford, and Susquehanna with positive effects on (a) gas spot prices, (b) wages and local business activity, and (c) economic diversification and infrastructure development. A multidimensional market perspective is applied to study natural gas and solar PV markets in the United States for evidence of price convergence and integration using Phillips‐Sul convergence test and Kalman filter time‐varying analysis as well as assessing the performance of MAC Global Solar Energy Index (SUNIDX) and S&P GSCI (natural gas) indices. Modeled LCOE for solar PV and natural gas systems average 12.95¢/kWh and 9.5¢/kWh, respectively. Abstract | Full Text | PDF | References


The U.S. Shale Gas Revolution and its Implications for International Energy Policy. By Joseph Nyangon. Green Monitor: Technology Policy Review (GREEN School). 2015.

The shale gas revolution has fundamentally transformed energy markets domestically and abroad. Rising production has led to falling gas and oil prices in the U.S., while Europe, in contrast, is paying four to five times more for its natural gas and becoming one of the biggest importers of U.S. coal. As recently as five or six years ago this turnabout seemed improbable, with many analysts calling for rapid growth in renewable energy investment as the best means by which to wean the nation from its dependence on imported oil. Even then, such investment seemed far-fetched as the liquidity crisis worsened during the 2008-2012 global recession, forcing the federal government to institute stringent fiscal and monetary stimulus to stabilize the financial market and institutions. Taken together, the shale gas revolution represents the maturation of industry-friendly policies started under President Bush and continued during the Obama Administration. These policies supported the introduction of advanced technologies such as hydraulic fracturing, tight-oil extraction, horizontal drilling, innovative industrial software and other digital solutions, which have allowed production companies to economically extract oil and gas from previously inaccessible or financially infeasible shale rock formations with breathtaking speed. Most tantalizingly, this is a story of the triumph of a combination of economics of energy (operating by its own rules of supply and demand), the power of government-funded research and development (R&D), and getting the relationship right between the government and private sectors. [PDF]


International Environmental Governance: Lessons from UNEA and Perspectives on the Post-2015 Era. By Joseph Nyangon. Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. 2014. ISSN: 2467-8392.

This paper reviews the outcome of the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), while developing a political economy account of how institutional arrangements of international environmental governance has impeded effective environmental reform. Multilaterally, international environmental governance continues to exhibit elements of complexity, fragmentation, lack of coordination as well as redundancy. In more critical terms, lack of policy integration between environmental regimes is a concern of environmental governance that the new UNEA should address as a matter of priority. Furthermore, incoherent policy objectives in international environmental law often characterised as a governance patchwork have been criticized for their economic orthodoxies that only serve to marginalize and delegitimize alternative modes of environmental governance. In this regard, a core part of UNEA’s institutional legitimacy depends on its success in coevolving to keep up with environmental challenges as they themselves change, as well as enhancing consensus-based stakeholder engagement, perspectives, and participation on environmental governance. This will be its true litmus test on how it responds coherently and effectively to international environmental governance in a post-2015 development world.


A.2. Academic Book Chapters:

B. Other Scientific Publications

B.1. Book Reviews:

B.2. Working Papers and Policy Briefs:

B.3. Technical Reports:

  • Joseph Nyangon (2017). Distributed Energy Generation Systems Based on Renewable Energy and Natural Gas Blending: New Business Models for Economic Incentives, Electricity Market Design and Regulatory Innovation. Ph.D. Dissertation. Energy and Environmental Policy, College of Engineering, University of Delaware. PP. 451.  http://udspace.udel.edu/handle/19716/23514
  • Job Taminiau, John Byrne, Mehul Garg, Joseph Nyangon, Yiyang Lin, and Dustyn Roberts (2017). Automated Monitoring and Verification to Unlock Energy Efficiency Finance: Enhancing Investor Confidence and Customer Trust. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16069.76001. Report Prepared for the Delaware General Assembly. Newark, DE: CEEP, University of Delaware.
  • Joseph Nyangon, Hannah Deblauwe, Chris Oster, Soojin Shin, Jing Xu, John Byrne, Job Taminiau, and Michael Chajes (2017). Measuring Urban Sustainability Through Common Indicators and Peer City Benchmarking in Delaware. Report Prepared for the Delaware General Assembly. University of Delaware, Center for Energy & Environmental Policy, May 2017. SSRN Electronic Journal: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102488 [PDF]
  • Joseph Nyangon (2016). Synergies of Renewable Energy and Natural Gas in the U.S. Power Sector: Addressing Regulatory Barriers for a New Energy Future, Research Report. Newark, DE: CEEP, University of Delaware.
  • Nabeel Alabbas and Joseph Nyangon (2016). “Techno-Economic Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Renewable Energy Transition for Saudi Arabia: A First Order Analysis.” Report Prepared for the United States Association of Energy Economics (USAEE) Case Competition and sponsored by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies And Research Center (KAPSARC), 34th North American Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 24, 2016. [Report] [Presentation]
  • Joseph Nyangon (2012). “Business Value of Long-Term Investment in Green Infrastructure,” White Paper, Report Prepared for EKO Asset Management Partners (Encourage Capital LLC), New York 2012.
  • Alicia Ahn, Puleng Botlhole, Joseph Daniel, Lauren Hamid-Shapiro, Solomon Kleinman, April Lecato, Kaela Mainsah, Joseph Nyangon, Caruso Park, Haydée Rodriguez, Lacey Shaver, Maxfield Weiss, and Nicholas Young (2012). “Building the First Sustainability Rating System for Local Governments.” Report Prepared for STAR Communities and Columbia University. [PDF] [Video]
  • Taraf Abu Hamdan, Andi Broffman, Frances Chen, Joseph Daniel, Ursula Fernández Baca, Seonggeun Heo, Joseph Nyangon, Juan Felipe Rengifo-Borrero, Andrea Skinner, Sunserae Smith, Maria Sotero, Desmond Tay (2011). “S4178 New York Solar Development and Jobs Act of 2011—An Environmental Analysis.” Report Prepared for Columbia University. [PDF] [Video]
  • Taraf Abu Hamdan, Andi Broffman, Frances Chen, Joseph Daniel, Ursula Fernández Baca, Seonggeun Heo, Joseph Nyangon, Juan Felipe Rengifo-Borrero, Andrea Skinner, Sunserae Smith, Maria Sotero, Desmond Tay (2011). “S4178 New York Solar Development and Jobs Act of 2011.” Report Prepared for Columbia University. [PDF] [Video]

C. Executive Audience-Oriented Publications for Professional Communities

C.1. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Other International Conventions:

  • Vijai Modi, Dana Pillai, and Joseph Nyangon (2008). “Africa Electricity Market: Comparative Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Energy Investment, and Demand Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Columbia University, June 15, 2008.
  • Alexandra Conliffe, Kati Kulovesi and Joseph Nyangon (2008). “International Conference on Renewable Energy in Africa: 16-18 April 2008”, Renewable Energy in Africa Bulletin, April 21, 2008.
  • Reem Hajjar, Andrey Vavilov, and Joseph Nyangon (2007). “Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE),” Warsaw, Poland, November 2007, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe Bulletin, November 10, 2007.
  • Karen Alvarenga, Melanie Ashton, Sikina Jinnah, Olivia Pasini, Kunbao Xia, and Joseph Nyangon (2006). “Summary of the Third Conference of the Parties (COP-3) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs),” Earth Negotiations Bulletin. [Website] [PDF]
  • Asheline Appleton, Harry Jonas, Tallash Kantai, Leila Mead, Hugh Wilkins, and Joseph Nyangon (2007). “Sixth Ordinary Session of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW). AMCOW Bulletin. June 4, 2007. [Website] [PDF]
  • Nienke Beintema, Leonie Gordon, Atieno Ndomo, and Joseph Nyangon (2007). “10th Meeting of the Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP-10).” Tenth Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting Bulletin. February 10, 2007. [Website] [PDF]
  • Asheline Appleton, Atieno Ndomo, Lisa Schipper, and Joseph Nyangon (2006). “A Summary Report of the Development and Adaptation Days at the Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention & 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.” Development and Adaptation Days Bulletin. November 14, 2006. [Website] [PDF]
  • Karen Alvarenga, Xenya Cherny, Richard de Ferranti, Leonie Gordon, Leila Mead, Diego Noguera, and Joseph Nyangon (2006). “Third Conference of Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (PIC COP-3).” Earth Negotiations Bulletin. 9-13 October 2006 | Geneva, Switzerland [Website] [PDF]
  • Karen Alvarenga, Asheline Appleton, Melanie Ashton, Peter Wood, and Joseph Nyangon (2006). “First International Conference of Parliamentarians on the Sustainable Management of Central African Forest Ecosystems.” First Parliamentarians Conference on SFM in the Congo Basin Bulletin, October 25, 2006. [Website] [PDF]

D. Publications Intended for the General Public

D.1. Popular Press:


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