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This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

Recent Events

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The New U.S. Role in Global Fossil Fuel Markets

December 11, 2012

As recently as 2007, the United States seemed headed towards ever greater fossil fuel import dependence, as domestic oil and natural gas production dwindled and consumption continued to grow.

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.

National Oil Companies: Fueling Anxiety

March 9, 2012

PESD associate director Mark Thurber will be the speaker at the University of Texas Energy Symposium on March 8 in Austin.

Use of Improved Biomass Stoves in Karnataka and Maharashtra States, India: Understanding Factors Affecting Widespread Adoption

February 24, 2012

Burning of biomass in traditional stoves is associated with a host of ills among an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world, even though cleaner and more efficient technologies exist that...

National Oil Companies and the World Oil Market: Should We Be Worried?

February 7, 2012

State-owned oil and natural gas companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Petróleos de Venezuela and China National Petroleum Corp., own 73 percent of the world's oil reserves and 68 percent of its natural...

2012 California Water Law Symposium: Water and Growth: The Imperative for Sustainable Approaches to Uncertainty

January 21, 2012

PESD Director Frank A. Wolak sat as a panelist for the 8th annual California Water Law Symposium on Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Chatham House: National Oil Companies and the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry

December 12, 2011

This event marks the UK release of a new book, Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply (CUP), from the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford...

China in the Global Manufacturing Ecosystem

November 30, 2011

PESD associate director Mark Thurber addressed MBA students in the Stanford-Tsinghua Exchange Program (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cgbe/globalexperiences/step.html) on the global manufacturing...

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.

Beyond Climate Policy: Reconciling Climate Change and the “Coal Renaissance”

November 4, 2011

Richard Morse was the featured speaker at the UT Energy Symposium on November 3rd.  His talk, entitled, “Beyond Climate Policy: Reconciling Climate Change and the ‘Coal Renaissance’”, analyzed...

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 ...

California's Carbon Policy –2011 Silicon Valley Energy Summit

June 24, 2011

Richard Morse joined Michael Gibbs of the Cal EPA and Larry Goulder and Jim Sweeny of Stanford to discuss key issues in California’s carbon market and remaining challenges at the 2011 Silicon...

Addressing the 'Coal Renaissance' in a Post-Kyoto World

June 13, 2011

On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

Energy Working Group: Modeling the World Steam Coal Market: To What Extent Does China Exercise Monopsony Power?

February 16, 2011

This EWG talk will highlight PESD's first analysis using our new coal model by demonstrating how it can be used to analyze the effects of China's import behavior on world thermal coal consumption....

Energy Working Group: China's Shifting Priorities and 12th Five-Year Plan

January 12, 2011

"Shifting Priorities: Energy, Efficiency, and Sustainability in China's 12th Five-Year Plan"

Energy Market Company's Singapore Electricity Roundtable

October 28, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be delivering the keynote address at the 6th Singapore Electricity Roundtable 2010.

Prospects and Bottlenecks for Clean Energy Cooperation

October 25, 2010

The Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies and the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA) will host a seminar on the potential areas of cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and...

Energy Working Group: Heidi Hjaernet on the Petroleum Sector Management in Azerbaijan

October 19, 2010

Heidi Kjærnet will be presenting her paper "Petroleum sector management in Azerbaijan: A case study of the national oil company SOCAR".

2010 Regional Council of Rural Counties Meeting (RCRC)

September 22, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be leading the "Petroleum's Future" talk along with Michael Roman from the Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil Corporation.

Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World

September 7, 2010

The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted a special conference on Climate Policy...

Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2010

July 27, 2010

PESD Researcher Gang He is invited to join the faculty of upcoming Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2010 (RECS 2010) program, which is being held at the University of New Mexico from...

The China Factor: Short and Long-term Drivers of Chinese Coal Imports

June 29, 2010

In 2009 China, the world's largest coal producer, in seemingly a counterintuitive shift, became the world's largest coal importer at the same time.  The resulting realignment of the global coal...

The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid

June 9, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be delivering the keynote address at Agrion Business Network for Energy's panel discussion - The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid

7th Nomura Asia Equity Forum

June 7, 2010

PESD research fellow Jeremy Carl will be guest speaking at the 7th Nomura Asia Equity Forum on climate policy in China and India and its effects on the global energy market.

People

Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Chris Bruegge PhD Candidate
Akshaya Jha Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar
Paul Stevens Faculty Affiliate
Peng Wuyuan Affiliated Faculty
Kathy Lung Operations Manager