Energy

Energy

This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

Recent Events

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The China Factor: Short and Long-term Drivers of Chinese Coal Imports

June 29, 2010

In 2009 China, the world's largest coal producer, in seemingly a counterintuitive shift, became the world's largest coal importer at the same time.  The resulting realignment of the global coal...

The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid

June 9, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be delivering the keynote address at Agrion Business Network for Energy's panel discussion - The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid

7th Nomura Asia Equity Forum

June 7, 2010

PESD research fellow Jeremy Carl will be guest speaking at the 7th Nomura Asia Equity Forum on climate policy in China and India and its effects on the global energy market.

Energy Working Group Talk: Suzi Kerr on Designing More Effective International Policy to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

June 3, 2010

Visiting Professor Suzi Kerr will be presenting a paper she wrote with Arthur van Benthem, a graduate student at Stanford's Economics department.

16th Annual Coaltrans Asia

May 31, 2010

Richard Morse led a presentation on China's long term coal import/export balance at the 16th Annual Coaltrans Asia 3-day conference in Indonesia.  A few topics he addressed were: Is the world's...

Energy Working Group Talk: The Role of the Private Sector in the Diffusion of Improved Cookstoves

May 19, 2010

Visiting Assistant Professor Gireesh Shrimali from the Indian School of Business will be presenting work currently in progress at PESD: An examination of the role of the private sector in the...

Energy Working Group Talk: Energy Security and Cooperation in Northeast Asia

April 20, 2010

Associate Professor Jae-Seung Lee from Korea University, Division of International Studies will be leading the seminar on energy security and cooperation in Northeast Asia (including East Asia).

Making the Connection: Partnerships in Sustainable Energy & Development Finance

April 16, 2010

Associate Director Mark Thurber will be sitting on the Public Policy: Facilitating (and Hindering) Productive Partnerships panel at the Yale School of Management's Program on Social Enterprise...

CalCEF Angel Network: Investing in Electricity, The Ultimate Commodity?

April 15, 2010

PESD Director and the Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies Frank Wolak will be attending the CalCEF Angel Network meeting on "Investing in Electricity, The Ultimate Commodity?" as...

India and Climate Change

April 9, 2010

PESD researcher Varun Rai will be a panelist on the challenges for domestic progress in India on climate and energy questions along with Ann Carlson (UCLA School of Law), Anjali Jaiswal (NRDC), and...

Energy Working Group Talk: State Choices in Hydrocarbon Administration

March 25, 2010

Associate Director Mark Thurber discussed two related threads of PESD research on "State Choices in Hydrocarbon Administration."

15th Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy

March 18, 2010

UC Berkeley's the Energy Institute at Haas holds an annual research conference on energy research and policy.

2010 MIIS International Trade and Investment Conference: Opportunities and Strategies in Emerging Economies

March 12, 2010

PESD researcher Richard K. Morse to speak on the "Carbon Markets: Developing Countries & the Next Clean Development Mechanism" panel.

Coal's Role in the Global Energy Mix: Coal Markets with a View to 2030

March 5, 2010

PESD researcher Richard Morse leads the ongoing Energy Seminar at Stanford's Woods Institute on "Coal's Role in the Global Energy Mix: Coal Markets with a View to 2030."

Does Subsidizing Renewable Energy Technologies Today Really Accelerate Their Realization of Cost Reductions in the Future?

February 24, 2010

Graduate Researcher John Anderson will be presenting his paper, "Learning-by-Doing in the U.S. Wind Energy Industry."

International Studies Association 51st annual convention, "Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners

February 17, 2010

PESD Assistant Director Mark Thurber will be presenting a paper on oil governance at the International Studies Association 51st annual convention, "Theory vs.

Guest Lecture: China’s Coal and Power Conflict and Its Broad Impacts

January 29, 2010

PESD researcher Gang He will be guest lecturing in Stanford University's China Energy System course on China’s coal and power conflict and its broad impacts on Chinese energy and climate policy.

Energy Working Group talk: The Controversy over Chinese Wind in the Clean Development Mechanism: Implications for Strengthening Global Carbon Offset Policy

January 20, 2010

PESD researchers-Gang He and Richard Morse will be leading the talk on The Controversy over Chinese Wind in the Clean Development Mechanism: Implications for Strengthening Global Carbon Offset Policy.

III Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics

January 14, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak presented "Balancing Energy Needs with Environmental Goals: The Case of California" at the III Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics hosted by the Portuguese...

Using Economics to Confront Climate Change

October 30, 2009

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be among the speakers participating in SIEPR's Policy Forum - "Using Economics to Confront Climate Change." Frank will be moderating a discussion of difficult...

CURC Fall General Membership Meeting

October 15, 2009

PESD research associate Richard K.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Creating a Framework for U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate and Energy

July 22, 2009

PESD researcher Gang He will be participating in the upcoming high-level roundtable on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Creating a Framework for U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate and Energy.

Energy Crossroads: Clean Energy for the Developing World

May 22, 2009

This forum will explore the real energy needs of the developing world and the lessons we can learn from past efforts to meet them.

Why the United States has yet to Benefit from Electricity Industry Re-structuring

April 29, 2009

Frank Wolak discusses restructuring of the electricity industry in the U.S. using examples from California and explains the problems involved in energy market design.

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