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Writing a Thesis on an energy-related topic

Below you will find helpful information on previous bachelor, master thesis topics and additional external energy data sources:


Previous thesis topics:

Electricity market

  • The relationship between reservoir levels and Nordic electricity spot price
  • The effect of wind and solar energy on the Dutch imbalance market
  • Improvement of competition in the Dutch electricity market, a second function of renewable energy sources?
  • The Comparison Between Fossil Energy and Renewable Energy in Norway
  • To what extent do spot and forward natural gas and coal prices explain the month-ahead forward electricity price in the PHELIX market?
  • The effect of expected German renewable feed-in on the Dutch day-ahead electricity price
  • What is the impact of the German nuclear power phase-out on net energy imports?

Environmental policy

  • The waterbed effect: interaction of renewable energy policies with the European Union Emissions Trading System
  • The green paradox of climate policy: investigating shareholder value in the oil and gas industry
  • Low carbon prices in the EU Emission Trading System: Caused by the market design or external factors?
  • Cost-effectiveness of Renewable Energy Support Schemes – A Panel Data Analysis on Germany

Finance:

  • A real options analysis of investment in carbon capture and storage
  • The interaction of real options investments and asymmetric information
  • The relation between electricity prices and stock prices of alternative energy companies

Gas Market

  • What drives natural gas prices at European hubs
  • Impact of natural gas storage on natural gas prices
  • The effect of shale gas production on the gas price in the United States

Macro-economics

  • Impact of Renewable Energy on Economic Growth: A Comparison between Germany and the Netherlands
  • The impact of the Energiewende on employment in the German energy sector
  • Environmental Kuznets Curve for OECD countries

Strategic Innovation Management

  • Marketing / product / process / service innovation in the energy industry
  • Open and closed innovation in the energy industry and their effects on performance / price / competition / innovation
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry and their effects on performance / price / competition / innovation
  • Strategy alliances in the energy industry and their effects on performance / price / competition / innovation
  • Public policy decisions in the energy industry and their effects on performance / price / competition / innovation
  • The adoption and diffusion of new technologies; new business models in energy

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

  • New ventures in the energy industry: corporate ventures and/or independent ventures
  • Corporate entrepreneurship in the energy industry (this may include corporate venturing, but also innovation and strategic renewal)
  • Financing of entrepreneurial initiatives in the energy industry
  • Policies to promote entrepreneurial initiatives in the energy industry (more from a macro perspective)
  • Cooperation among large and small firms in the energy industry

External data sources:

Additional sources: BP or World Bank

Laatst gewijzigd:18 mei 2018 15:57