Coal

Scholarly Publications

Impact of Power Sector Reforms on Technology, Efficiency and Emissions: Case Study of Andhra Pradesh, India

March 2004

The study traces the pattern of development of the electricity sector in India through a case study of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Impact of Power Sector Reforms on Technology, Efficiency and Emissions: Case Study of Gujarat, India

March 2004

The study examines the impact of the power sector reforms on the electricity generation industry at the state level in India through a case study of the state of Gujarat.

Geopolitics of Gas: Executive Summary, The

August 2004

Natural gas is rapidly gaining in geopolitical importance.

Other Publications

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

A Coal Revolution

October 2000

News

PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector

June 2009

Focusing on capture systems for coal-fired power plants until 2030, a sensitivity analysis of key CCS parameters is performed to gain insight into the role that CCS can play in future mitigation...

Electricity reform in South Africa is at a critical juncture, says Anton Eberhard

August 2004

Anton Eberhard writes that South Africa will experience routine electricity blackouts in a few years unless new electricity policy and investment decisions are formulated and implemented this year.

Old Events

Special Seminar on the Geopolitics of Natural Gas

May 10, 2004

World natural gas consumption is projected to more than double by 2030 -- surpassing coal as the world's #2 energy resource.

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.

Workshop on Power Market Reforms and Global Climate Change

January 27, 2005

This meeting will focus on the intersection of two crucial challenges for the organization of energy infrastructures in the developing world.

Projects

Instruments of Energy and Environmental Policy

Instruments of Energy Policy, hosted by the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, brings to Stanford four notable researchers...
English

Multimedia

Thurber talks coal in Australia

December 2018

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber visited Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in November where he discussed his forthcoming book, Coal (coming in May 2019 from Polity Press), in a public lecture.

People

Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
ajha photo Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD