Science and Technology

Scholarly Publications

Vision for Global Electrification, A

August 2002

This paper is a working draft intended to both set the stage and stimulate discussion at the upcoming EPRI workshop on Global Electrification.

A Herd Mentality in the Design of International Environmental Agreements?

February 2005

When addressing an externality such as air pollution, regulators can control policy inputs (e.g., pollution taxes and technology standards) or outputs (e.g., emission caps).

What IT Can and Cannot Do for the Power Sector and Distribution in India: Link to Reforms, Incentives, and Management

January 2004

This paper relates to significant medium and long-term planning for the Indian power sector.

Other Publications

Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services

May 2010

A preliminary list of regulatory barriers that restrain the commercialization of technologies that would reduce the carbon content of energy services consumed in the United States.At the request of...

News

PESD Researchers in Copenhagen for the United Nation's Climate Change Conference

December 2009

Richard Morse and Gang He will be present during the first week of the international climate negotiations at the UN’s COP 15.

PESD receives smart grid research grant from Stanford's TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

November 2010

The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy has awarded four research grants totaling $1.2 million to Stanford University researchers for smart power grid related studies.

PESD receives $100K in research funding from EPRI

January 2011

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) awarded $100K to fund PESD's research project on "Transmission Planning to Support Renewable Energy at Scale and Enhance Wholesale Electricity...

Old Events

State-Level Electricity Reforms: Impacts on Technology, Institutions and Environment

April 7, 2003

Inaugural workshop of the joint IIM/A-Stanford study on electricity sector reforms in India.

Electricity and the Human Prospect Conference

December 8, 2004

During the 20th century electricity spread from tiny islands of experimental service to become the world's most important energy carrier.

The Commitment Problem and Governance: Insights from Natural Gas Export Projects

November 3, 2004

David Victor and Mark Hayes, of the SIIS Center on Environmental Science and Policy (CESP) will speak on their research into the problems associated with governing in countries with high levels of...