Climate

Scholarly Publications

Cleaning Up Coal: From climate culprit to solution

July 2012

Industrial Organization of the Chinese Coal Industry

December 2011

China’s annual coal production, at 3.24 billion tonnes (Gt) in 2010, accounted for nearly half of the global total.  In this comprehensive analysis of China’s coal value chain, Jianjun Tu examines...

Improved stoves in India: A study of sustainable business models

August 2011

Abstract:Burning of biomass for cooking is associated with health problems and climate change impacts.

Other Publications

Diagnosing the Causes of the Recent El Niño Event and Recommendations for Reform

December 2016

In this report we identify the key drivers of observed market outcomes in the Colombian electricity supply industry during the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016, the time period...

California climate policy: Showing the way for the world

December 2013

With the continued successful operation of its greenhouse gas emissions market, California can become a global leader in the design and implementation of regional carbon polices.

The cost of climate policy uncertainty

February 2011

Any mention of climate policy was noticeably missing from President Obama's recent state of the union address.

News

Nuclear Energy Can Play A Role In Zero-Carbon Grid

July 2015

Professor Frank Wolak was recently interviewed by Julian Spector of CityLab regarding the use of nuclear energy in a zero-carbon grid.

Events

Energy Working Group: Shale Gas in China: Hype and Reality

May 9, 2012

In recent years, natural gas prices in the United States have gone from historic highs of over $12 per mmBtu in the summer of 2008, to under $2.50/mmBtu in 2012.

Beyond Climate Policy: Reconciling Climate Change and the “Coal Renaissance”

November 4, 2011

Richard Morse was the featured speaker at the UT Energy Symposium on November 3rd.  His talk, entitled, “Beyond Climate Policy: Reconciling Climate Change and the ‘Coal Renaissance’”, analyzed...

Addressing the 'Coal Renaissance' in a Post-Kyoto World

June 13, 2011

On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

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...
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People

Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar