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Wolak's climate op-ed featured in the UK Guardian

February 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak explain how the unknown price tag of carbon and uncertainty of US National climate policy are impeding on investments for oil substitutes.

Wolak presented at the Guanghua Leadership Institute's City Leader Program

September 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak was invited to present at the Guanghua Leadership Institute's City Leader Program held at Stanford.

Burton Richter in Roll Call: US climate bill needs more support for energy R&D

August 2009

PESD affiliated faculty Burton Richter argues in Roll Call that the climate bill passed by the US House of Representatives misses the mark on several fronts, especially in its inadequate funding...

The big winner is coal

January 2009

Coal is looking like the energy winner in the current economic crisis, David Victor and Varun Rai say in Newsweek.

David Victor in Newsweek: The new greens like it big

December 2008

David G. Victor comments on the current flattening of investment in green technology due to market forces.

PESD carbon storage project database update released

November 2008

PESD researchers Varun Rai, Ngai-Chi Chung, Mark Thurber, and David Victor have released an updated version of the PESD Carbon Storage Project Database.

Why the peak oil debate misses the point in an NOC-dominated world

September 2008

As oil prices surge through $140/barrel at the time of writing, surely one can at least count on the invisible hand of the market to drive further exploration and production and ultimately bring...

Newsweek: Victor looks at problems with Mexico's national oil company, effect on oil markets

April 2008

What to do about Mexico's oil company, Pemex, may seem like a parochial issue of interest only to Mexicans and a few oil industry executives.

PESD releases case study of Pemex, Mexico's national oil company

April 2008

PESD has just released an 87-page case study of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's national oil company.

The Energy Trap: Why the United States is doomed to be an energy outlaw

March 2008

Democrats voting in Ohio and Texas may well decide the shape of the U.S. presidential election. Regardless of who they choose to run against Sen.

Gazprom case study released

January 2008

Russia's Gazprom is among the largest companies in the world, and by far the world's largest producer of natural gas, with close to a 20% share.

Wired Magazine interviews Jeremy Carl on Clean Coal

November 2007

Clean coal is a possible answer for China and India, says Jeremy Carl, a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford and a fellow at the Program...

Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Improving the Clean Development Mechanism

August 2007

The clean development mechanism (CDM) is a means for industrial nations, known as Annex 1 countries, to meet their greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets by taking credit for reductions from...

Cambridge University Press prints "Political Economy of Power Sector Reform"

March 2007

The collaborative book by experts in the political economy of energy, edited to include a provocative introduction and conclusion by David Victor and Tom Heller, looks in depth at five cases of...

Victor, Cullenward discuss climate change in Boston Review

February 2007

In Boston Review's January/February 2007 issue, PESD Director David Victor and PESD researcher Danny Cullenward discuss why pursuing technologies that burn coal more cleanly is the "only practical...

A crude awakening: Five FSI scholars talk to Stanford magazine about energy security

December 2006

Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security.

NYU Journal of International Law & Politics publishes PESD study results

December 2006

Erik Woodhouse publishes the final report from PESD's multi-year study on privately owned power plants in emerging markets.

PESD researcher Erik Woodhouse presents at MIGA/Georgetown symposium on international political risk management

November 2006

On November 3rd, Erik Woodhouse presented key findings from PESD's study on independent power producers around the globe and discuss the study's implications for future investment at a symposium...

Washington Post publishes Fellow Nadja Victor on Russian Gas

April 2006

Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas.

Papers by Partners at Univesity of Cape Town Released on Africa's IPPs

April 2006

New studies to enhance the understanding of reform and regulation of electric power infrastructure in Africa from our partners at UCT Managment Program in Infrastructure Reform & Regulation ...

Nadejda Victor presents at G8 Conference on Energy Security

March 2006

By invitation at an international conference on energy security, held in preparation for the G8 session of energy ministers, Nadja Victor presented PESD research on the origins of Russia's natural...