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Scholarly Publications

Carbon in the classroom: Lessons from a simulation of California’s electricity market under a stringent cap and trade system

August 2013

This paper summarizes the lessons learned from implementing a realistic, game-based simulation of California’s electricity market with a cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and...

Wind, Coal, and the Cost of Environmental Externalities

April 2013

Abstract We compare the cost of generating electricity with coal and wind in Chile’s Central Interconnected System (SIC).

Cleaning Up Coal: From climate culprit to solution

July 2012

Other Publications

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

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.

News

Stanford course provides opportunity for students to see textbook methods in action

October 2015

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Office of International Affairs (OIA) launched a pilot collaboration last year to provide a rigorous, immersive teaching and...

Wolak Participates in Radio Segment on Community Control Aggregation in California

August 2015

On August 13th, 2015, Professor Wolak was interviewed along with Monica Padilla and Ted Ko by KALW, a public radio station in San Francisco.

In Puebla, PESD Researchers Team Up With Stanford Students To Conduct Energy Use Survey

July 2015

Stanford students, under the guidance of the Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del...

Events

Energy Working Group: Shale Gas in China: Hype and Reality

May 9, 2012

In recent years, natural gas prices in the United States have gone from historic highs of over $12 per mmBtu in the summer of 2008, to under $2.50/mmBtu in 2012.

Energy Working Group: Supply Function Equilibrium and its Policy Implications for Wholesale Electricity Markets

November 4, 2011

PESD visiting scholar Pär Holmberg from the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm led this Energy Working Group talk.

Transmission Policies to Unlock America's Renewable Energy Resources

September 15, 2011

On behalf of PESD, Stanford co-hosts PIE, TomKat, and SIEPR, and external sponsors Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and the Kauffman Foundation, convened an all-day conference on September 15 on ...

Projects

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)...
English

Five Country Study of Electricity Market Reform: Results

The difficulty of reform stems from the nature of state-centered systems-- their financing, the many ancillary social functions that are performed by SOEs, and their systems of governance and...
English

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

People

Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Ivan Korolev PhD Candidate
Chris Bruegge PhD Candidate
Trevor L. Davis PhD Candidate
Akshaya Jha Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Kathy Lung Operations Manager