• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Walid Matar



Walid Matar is a fellow at KAPSARC working on energy systems models. Ongoing work includes the KAPSARC Energy Model and satellite projects, such as modeling residential electricity use and the distribution of refined oil products in Saudi Arabia. Walid has presented his work at several professional conferences and workshops. Walid holds a PhD in economics from the University of Portsmouth, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in the same field from the University of South Carolina.

Sessions With Walid Matar

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 08:00 pm

    Confidence in GHG Estimation

    Credible emissions data is required to enable the market to incorporate emissions into everyday business decisions. The quality of GHG estimates vary, and reliability—particularly around fugitive methane emissions—is also a remaining uncertainty. Meanwhile inconsistencies between corporate reporting approaches can also limit the usefulness of these data sets. What is the state of carbon accounting today? What steps need to occur to improve both our understanding of these datasets and usefulness of information being provided to the market?