Natural Resources

Scholarly Publications

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...

Recovering Sustainable Development

January 2006

Sustainable development - the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals - has lost much appeal over the past two...

Geopolitics of Natural Gas Project Summary: Insights to 2040

August 2005

We summarize four main project results that should dominate strategic thinking about the next three decades' shift to increasing reliance on natural gas: An integrated global gas market will emerge...

Old Events

Transmission Policies to Unlock America's Renewable Energy Resources

September 15, 2011

On behalf of PESD, Stanford co-hosts PIE, TomKat, and SIEPR, and external sponsors Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and the Kauffman Foundation, convened an all-day conference on September 15 on ...

Property Market Effects of the Endangered Species Act

February 3, 2009

AbstractThe federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and California's Endangered Species Act (CESA) aim to protect species from extinction by restricting property development on the habitats of...