PESD associate director Mark Thurber and research collaborators at Stanford have found in a review of the medical and public health literatures that health improvement is rarely the principal reason why households adopt health-improving technologies like insecticide-treated nets, point-of-use water treatments, and improved biomass cookstoves. These findings, which appear in the American Journal of Public Health, suggest that wider health impact can be...
The United Nations has published David Victor's report, "The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor," via their Division for Sustainable Development. The report examines the connections, if any, between the many efforts to introduce market forces in the power sector with the provision of electric services to world's poorest households.
PESD researchers commented in the new issue of the Stanford Energy Journal on what the “shale gas revolution” means for both the U.S. and China. Mark Thurber argues that environmentalists in the U.S. should advocate for both fugitive methane regulations and increased use of gas. Jonathan Strahl and Joseph Chang foresee that economic and regulatory barriers may delay a repeat in China of the North American shale “miracle.”
The book chapter by David Victor "Sources of Alternative Energy and Energy Market Innovations" was featured in the recent book The Global Politics of Energy published by the Aspen Strategy Group, Aspen Institute.