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Use of Improved Biomass Stoves in Karnataka and Maharashtra States, India: Understanding Factors Affecting Widespread Adoption

February 24, 2012

Burning of biomass in traditional stoves is associated with a host of ills among an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world, even though cleaner and more efficient technologies exist that...

National Oil Companies and the World Oil Market: Should We Be Worried?

February 7, 2012

State-owned oil and natural gas companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Petróleos de Venezuela and China National Petroleum Corp., own 73 percent of the world's oil reserves and 68 percent of its natural...

Chatham House: National Oil Companies and the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry

December 12, 2011

This event marks the UK release of a new book, Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply (CUP), from the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford...

China in the Global Manufacturing Ecosystem

November 30, 2011

PESD associate director Mark Thurber addressed MBA students in the Stanford-Tsinghua Exchange Program (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cgbe/globalexperiences/step.html) on the global manufacturing...

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 ...

Energy Working Group: Heidi Hjaernet on the Petroleum Sector Management in Azerbaijan

October 19, 2010

Heidi Kjærnet will be presenting her paper "Petroleum sector management in Azerbaijan: A case study of the national oil company SOCAR".

Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World

September 7, 2010

The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted a special conference on Climate Policy...

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.

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 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.

Public Forum: How Will Global Warming Affect the World's Fuel Markets?

February 10, 2009

The world is grappling with how to restructure its economies around lower carbon fuel sources.

The State of Iraqi Oil

November 9, 2007

Thamir Abbas Ghadhban, Former Oil Minister of Iraq

Natural Gas and Energy Futures of India and China

June 4, 2007

The Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) is concluding a major study aimed at understanding the future role for natural gas in the rapidly growing economies of China and...

Workshop on Power Market Reforms and Global Climate Change

January 27, 2005

This meeting will focus on the intersection of two crucial challenges for the organization of energy infrastructures in the developing world.

August 2004 Workshop on Energy Transitions

August 18, 2004

This conference was convened by the Energy Research Centre (ERC) at the University of Cape Town and the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University.

Special Seminar on the Geopolitics of Natural Gas

May 10, 2004

World natural gas consumption is projected to more than double by 2030 -- surpassing coal as the world's #2 energy resource.

The Political Economy of Power Market Reform

February 19, 2003

This conference is being held at the early stages in a cluster of related studies on the political economy of electric power systems in developing countries.

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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