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Video: Morse Led the SLAC Colloquium on Coal Renaissance in a Post-Kyoto World

June 2011

On Monday, June 13, 2011, as part of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's colloquium series, Richard Morse from the Program on Energy on Sustainable Development led the talk on “Addressing the ...

PESD receives smart grid research grant from Stanford's TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

November 2010

The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy has awarded four research grants totaling $1.2 million to Stanford University researchers for smart power grid related studies.

Join us at our "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" conference

June 2010

On September 7, 2010, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted an all-day...

PESD releases new Working Paper titled "Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC

April 2010

In PESD's Working Paper #91 titled "Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC," research fellow Varun Rai attempts to unpack the...

PESD releases new Working Paper on the controversy over carbon offsets from Chinese wind power

March 2010

In a new Working Paper titled "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy," PESD researchers Gang He and Richard K.

Frank Wolak, an expert in energy and environmental economics, named director of FSI's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD)

April 2009

Frank Wolak, Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the Department of Economics and FSI Senior Fellow, is the new director of FSI's innovative Program on Energy and Sustainable...

Stanford announces $100 million for energy research, PESD to collaborate with new institute

January 2009

In a Jan. 12 press conference, Stanford President John Hennessy announced a new interdisciplinary initiative on energy issues and $100 million in new spending for energy research.

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.

The Energy Trap: Why the United States is doomed to be an energy outlaw

March 2008

Democrats voting in Ohio and Texas may well decide the shape of the U.S. presidential election. Regardless of who they choose to run against Sen.

Asia's Achilles Heel

February 2008

As China and India lose control of their economies, they are failing to provide reliable power to their citizens. How will they manage to curb carbon emissions?

Wired Magazine interviews Jeremy Carl on Clean Coal

November 2007

Clean coal is a possible answer for China and India, says Jeremy Carl, a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford and a fellow at the Program...

Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Improving the Clean Development Mechanism

August 2007

The clean development mechanism (CDM) is a means for industrial nations, known as Annex 1 countries, to meet their greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets by taking credit for reductions from...

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.

PESD researcher Erik Woodhouse presents at MIGA/Georgetown symposium on international political risk management

November 2006

On November 3rd, Erik Woodhouse presented key findings from PESD's study on independent power producers around the globe and discuss the study's implications for future investment at a symposium...

Washington Post publishes Fellow Nadja Victor on Russian Gas

April 2006

Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas.

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs reports on energy

March 2006

The United Nations has published David Victor's report, "The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor," via their Division for Sustainable Development.

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

January 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two...

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.

PESD hosts conference on the electric power market reform and global climate change

February 2005

On January 27th and 28th the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development hosted a workshop on the relationship between electric power market reform and global climate change, focusing on the...

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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