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Scholarly Publications

Reform of the Chinese Electric Power Market: Economics and Institutions

January 2004

When the People's Republic was founded in 1949, the Chinese electricity industry, with only 1.85 GW installed capacity, was primitive.

Energy and Economic Development: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge

November 2002

Energy development, interpreted broadly to mean increased provision and use of energy services, is an integral part of enhanced economic development.

Factors that Explain Investment in Cross-Border Natural Gas Transport Infrastructures: A Research Protocol for Historical Case Studies

February 2004

Techno-economic energy models consistently project world gas demand to rise sharply in the coming decades.

Other Publications

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

Dirty Coal is Winning

January 2009

Saving the planet was never going to be easy.

News

In Op-ed, Victor and Victor argue that nuclear energy should fuel U.S.-Russia relations

February 2003

Since the fall of communism, the U.S. and Russia have been searching for areas for mutually beneficial cooperation.

Electricity reform in South Africa is at a critical juncture, says Anton Eberhard

August 2004

Anton Eberhard writes that South Africa will experience routine electricity blackouts in a few years unless new electricity policy and investment decisions are formulated and implemented this year.

Events

Geopolitics of Gas Capstone Conference

May 26, 2004

The conference seeks to take a fresh look at the geopolitical consequences of a major shift to natural gas in the coming decades; indeed by most estimates global consumption of gas will double by...

World Forum on Energy Regulation III

October 9, 2006

The World Forum on Energy Regulation and Investment III will build upon the themes and key findings discussed during the 1st and 2nd Forums in 2000 and 2003.

Incentive Mechanisms for Electricity Transmission Expansion

January 27, 2009

Electricity transmission pricing and transmission grid expansion have received increasing regulatory and analytical attention in recent years.

Projects

Climate Change Policy

Many of the most significant efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions employ market mechanisms.  Notably, under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), major emitters in Europe are...
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Low Income Energy Services

An important complement to PESD's research on climate change policy and established fuel and power markets is our ongoing study of how to supply more and higher-quality energy services to the...
English

Electricity Sector Reforms: Impact on Development and Environment

IIM Ahmedabad-Stanford Joint Study on "Electricity Sector Reforms: Impact on Development and Environment" is a project sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...
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