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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 Other Publications

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ESI Bulletin: The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China

November 2010

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is now widely viewed as imperative for global climate stabilisation.

Overcoming imperfections

June 2010

Three Key Obstacles to Cookstove Adoption (And How to Overcome Them)

December 2009

The article discusses the role of commercial ventures in improving access to improved biomass stoves.

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

Dirty Coal is Winning

January 2009

Saving the planet was never going to be easy.

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.

Institutions and Gas Market Security

December 2007

The developing LNG trade does not have symmetric participants.

Monthly Gas Trade in the Atlantic Basin circa 2015

December 2007

Growing LNG imports will impact the value of gas storage and regional price spreads.

Flexible LNG Supply and Gas Market Integration: A Simulation Approach for Valuing the Market Arbitrage Option

December 2007

Random (stochastic) variability in gas demand and prices creates significant option value for LNG suppliers with destination flexibility.

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

India Nuclear Deal, the: Implications for Global Climate Change

July 2006

The debate over the India nuclear deal has been too one-dimensional.

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...

Nuclear Energy, Not Oil, Should Fuel U.S.-Russian Ties

February 2003

Since the Iron Curtain came crashing down, American and Russian diplomats have been searching for a special relationship between their countries to replace Cold War animosity.

Global Warming Plan is Full of Hot Air

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

Weak on Warming

February 2002

In recent years, the U.S. debate on global warming policy has been stymied by the unachievable goals of the Kyoto Protocol. Cutting U.S.

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