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...
In a paper released in the 1 August 2009 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly Varun Rai and David Victor outline a strategy to inform which efforts in India offer the most leverage on emissions warming gases and which are most credible because they align with India’s own interests.
Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas. Last week Gazprom announced it was tripling gas prices in Belarus, a country that is politically close to the Kremlin.
Inaugural conference hosted by Shorenstein APARC's Japan Program brings cross-sector experts together to discuss energy challenges and opportunities as the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster nears.
India's Sagar Island is renowned among Hindu devotees for its pilgrimage sites and in the renewable energy community for its locally-managed solar and wind projects. Field work by PESD Researcher Sam Shrank corroborates some of the benefits of these off-grid electricity generators but suggests that the business model for running them is not as sustainable or replicable as the literature implies.