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Scholarly Publications

The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges

January 2011

As the world's fifth largest coal exporter and a key swing supplier between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, South Africa is a crucial player in global markets.  While the country has long...

Climate Accession Deals: New Strategies for Taming Growth of Greenhouse Gases in Developing Countries

December 2008

Effective strategies for managing the dangers of global climate change are proving very difficult to design and implement.

The Impact of Free Basic Electricity on the Energy Choices of Low Income Households: A Case Study in South Africa

August 2008

The Free Basic Electricity Subsidy in South Africa entitles all households to 50 kWh of electricity every month.

Other Publications

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

News

Study on South African free basic electricity allowance reveals shift in demand

December 2008

PESD affiliates Stephen Davis, Alison Hughes, and Kate Louw publish findings on the impacts of the free basic electricity program in two small rural towns in South Africa.

BP Foundation awards $7.5 million to Stanford for research on energy markets

June 2007

The BP Foundation has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to Stanford University's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development to support research on modern energy markets.

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...