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Stanford course provides opportunity for students to see textbook methods in action

October 2015

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Office of International Affairs (OIA) launched a pilot collaboration last year to provide a rigorous, immersive teaching and...

In Puebla, PESD Researchers Team Up With Stanford Students To Conduct Energy Use Survey

July 2015

Stanford students, under the guidance of the Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del...

PESD to be at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Cancun

November 2010

Through an invitation by the International Emissions Trading Association, PESD researcher Richard Morse will be presenting PESD research findings on carbon markets.

David Hults, PESD Research Fellow, Speaks on Latin American Oil Companies

November 2008

David Hults addressed the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford where he discussed energy policy for three Latin American countries, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela-- within the context of a...

Why the peak oil debate misses the point in an NOC-dominated world

September 2008

As oil prices surge through $140/barrel at the time of writing, surely one can at least count on the invisible hand of the market to drive further exploration and production and ultimately bring...

Newsweek: Victor looks at problems with Mexico's national oil company, effect on oil markets

April 2008

What to do about Mexico's oil company, Pemex, may seem like a parochial issue of interest only to Mexicans and a few oil industry executives.

PESD releases case study of Pemex, Mexico's national oil company

April 2008

PESD has just released an 87-page case study of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's national oil company.

How to manage our oil addiction

September 2007

The Brazilian government is declaring victory in its decades-long struggle to become self-sufficient in the supply of oil.

BP Foundation awards $7.5 million to Stanford for research on energy markets

June 2007

The BP Foundation has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to Stanford University's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development to support research on modern energy markets.

Cambridge University Press prints "Political Economy of Power Sector Reform"

March 2007

The collaborative book by experts in the political economy of energy, edited to include a provocative introduction and conclusion by David Victor and Tom Heller, looks in depth at five cases of...

Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040 book released

July 2006

The anticipated title from Cambridge University Press has been released in hard-cover and is available for purchase.

PESD director David G. Victor advises how to manage our oil addiction

April 2006

The Brazilian government is declaring victory in its decades-long struggle to become self-sufficient in the supply of oil.

Electricity-Market Reforms and Global Climate Change

September 2005

For nearly two decades, most major developing countries have struggled to introduce market forces in their electric power systems.

University receives $2 million to study energy markets

January 2004

Stanford University Program on Energy and Sustainable Development receives $1.95 million grant from BP

David Victor quoted in "Forging Links to Natural Gas From Abroad" in New York Times

September 2003

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