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Scholarly Publications

Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply

January 2012

National oil companies (NOCs) produce most of the world’s oil and natural gas and bankroll governments across the globe.

Rural Electrification: Strategies for Distributed Generation

December 2011

An estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. An untold number of others live with electricity that is erratic and of poor quality.

The Limits of Institutional Design in Oil Sector Governance: Exporting the Norwegian Model

February 2010

Norway has made a point of administering its petroleum resources using three distinct government bodies: a national oil company (NOC) engaged in commercial hydrocarbon operations; a government...

Other Publications

Options for Short-Term Price Determination in the Brazilian Wholesale Electricity Market

July 2008

Introduction: This report describes the results of my analysis of the options for short-term price determination in the Brazilian electricity supply industry.

The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor

December 2005

This report examines the connections, if any, between efforts to enhance development through electrification of the world's poorest households with the parallel efforts to introduce market forces...

Designing Competitive Wholesale Markets for Latin American Countries

June 2003

Executive Summary The purpose of this paper is to present a general framework for electricity market design in Latin American Countries (LACs) that addresses the current problems facing electricity...

News

David Hults, PESD Research Fellow, Speaks on Latin American Oil Companies

November 2008

David Hults addressed the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford where he discussed energy policy for three Latin American countries, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela-- within the context of a...

Why the peak oil debate misses the point in an NOC-dominated world

September 2008

As oil prices surge through $140/barrel at the time of writing, surely one can at least count on the invisible hand of the market to drive further exploration and production and ultimately bring...

Events

16th Annual Coaltrans Asia

May 31, 2010

Richard Morse led a presentation on China's long term coal import/export balance at the 16th Annual Coaltrans Asia 3-day conference in Indonesia.  A few topics he addressed were: Is the world's...

PESD Annual Meeting

October 29, 2008

» Annual Meeting 2008 Materials (password protected) PESD's 2008 Annual Review Meeting, Reconciling Coal and Energy Security, will be held October 29-30, 2008 at Stanford University.

PESD Annual Review Meeting

November 13, 2007

The PESD's 2007 Annual Review Meeting, which will be held November 13-14, 2007 at Stanford University, provides the opportunity to take a look at major issues in the world's energy system, as well...