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PESD releases study of the largest commercial distribution to date of a biomass gasification cookstove

PESD’s major study of the ‘Oorja’ cookstove in India has been released in Energy for Sustainable Development. The work, which was supported by the FSI Underdevelopment Action Fund, is one of the most comprehensive investigations to date of commercial efforts to sell advanced biomass cookstoves, which have the potential to improve health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the developing world Read more »



Will the U.S. surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in oil production? Who cares.

In a TV interview on NBC Bay Area, PESD associate director Mark Thurber argues that it doesn’t make a lot of difference whether or not the U.S. becomes the world’s top oil producer.



Thurber comments on U.S.-China solar panel trade spat

Policy should reflect the fact that the U.S. will never be a global powerhouse in solar panel manufacturing, argues PESD associate director Mark Thurber in a Slate article by Will Oremus.

October 31, 2013
International Conference on Regional Carbon Policies

September 30, 2013
Thurber and Wolak simulate carbon cap and trade in Stanford GSB course

Thurber discusses outlook for Latin American NOCs

To promote adoption of household health technologies, think beyond health

April 16, 2013
Market Monitoring in the US Energy Market by Frank Wolak /FSR Monthly Interview

March 27, 2013
U.S. shale gas prompts PRB coal producers to look to Asia

February 8, 2013
Misguided “Oil Scarcity Ideology” Has Distorted US National Security Policy



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