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Risk Attitudes Shape National Oil Company Strategies

June 2012

Abstract Mark C. Thurber, David R. Hults National oil companies (NOCs) often behave in strikingly different ways from one another and from private, international oil companies (IOCs).

The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply

February 2011

Executive Summary Natural gas can offer substantial environmental, energy security, and convenience advantages over competing fuels such as coal and oil.   Gas is relatively abundant in the world,...

The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges

January 2011

As the world's fifth largest coal exporter and a key swing supplier between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, South Africa is a crucial player in global markets.  While the country has long...

Remaking the World's Largest Coal Market: The Quest to Develop Large Coal-Power Bases in China

December 2010

China's coal market is now in the midst of a radical restructuring that has the potential to change how coal is produced, traded and consumed both in China and the rest of the world.  The...

When It Comes to Demand Response, Is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission its Own Worst Enemy?

October 2009

The traditional approach to demand response of paying for a customer's electricity consumption reductions relative to an administratively set baseline is currently being advocated by the Federal...

Evolution of China's Coal Institutions, The

August 2009

Coal is the major primary energy which fuels economic growth in China.

Carbon Capture and Storage at Scale: Lessons from the Growth of Analogous Energy Technologies

February 2009

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a promising technology that might allow for significant reductions in CO2 emissions.

Demise of the Standard Model for Power Sector Reform and the Emergence of Hybrid Power Markets

October 2008

Following earlier reforms in the power sectors of industrialized countries and emerging markets (e.g.

The Void of Governance: An Assessment of Pemex's Performance and Strategy

April 2008

Mexico's Petróleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, is the world's third-ranked company by oil production.

A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets

April 2008

As the United States designs its strategy for regulating emissions of greenhouse gases, two central issues have emerged.

Gazprom: Gas Giant Under Strain

January 2008

This study, which is part of a larger research project on state-controlled hydrocarbon resources, looks at the strategy, evolution and performance of Gazprom, Russia's largest state company.

Making Small Work: Business Models for Electrifying the World

September 2007

Despite over a century of investment in electric power systems, there are roughly 1.6 billion people who lack access to electricity service, mainly in rural areas.

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

March 2007

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution.

Rural Electrification in China: History and Institution

December 2006

China has been highly successful in electrifying rural areas in the past half century.

Rural Electrification in China 1950-2004: Historical processes and key driving forces

December 2006

The historical process of rural electrification in China can be divided into three stages.

The Obsolescing Bargain Redux: Foreign Investment in the Electric Power Sector in Developing Countries

December 2006

As part of PESD's ongoing research on power sector reform, the program has focused on the special role of independent power projects (IPPs).

Indian Electricity Market: Country Study and Investment Context, The

August 2006

India stands out in the IPP study as the second largest developing country market and features an evolving legal and regulatory regime created in the early 1990s specifically to promote investment...

Generating Power and Controversy: Understanding Tanzania's Independent Power Projects

March 2006

This report provides a detailed summary of how and why IPPs developed in Tanzania as well as their impact to date.

IPP Investment Experience in Malaysia, The

December 2005

Political Economy of International Infrastructure Contracting, Lessons from the IPP Experience

October 2005

Private investment in electricity generation (so called "independent power producers" or IPPs) in developing countries grew dramatically during the 1990s, only to decline equally dramatically in...

Private Power Production in Mexico: A Country Study

August 2005

IPP Investment Experience in Argentina, The

August 2005

Independent Power Producers in Thailand

August 2005

China's Electric Power Market: The Rise and Fall of IPPs

July 2005