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 Projects

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Non-Intermittent Zero-Carbon Technologies

 Because the intermittency of wind and solar will become a major challenge once they supply large shares of total electricity generation, decarbonization efforts will likely require important...
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Low-Income Energy Services

Over 1 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and over 2 billion still cook with traditional biomass fuels, which cause significant mortality through respiratory disease.
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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

frank wolak Frank Wolak PESD Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
IMG 0795 Ognen Stojanovski Research Affiliate at PESD
kevin behanjpg Kevin Behan Research Affiliate at PESD
ryantriolo profilepic Ryan Triolo Graduate Research Assistant
daniel wainstock headshot Daniel Wainstock Research Affiliate at PESD
kurt sweat headshot Kurt Sweat Graduate Research Assistant
anirudha balasubramanian headshot Anirudha Balasubramanian Research Affiliate at PESD
rodrigo headshot Rodrigo Naumann Graduate Research Assistant
zeyu wang headshot Zeyu Wang Research Affiliate at PESD
Ni Yan headshot Ni Yan Graduate Research Assistant
ajha photo Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD