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The following is a collection of commentary about members (current or former) of PESD found on various external, unaffiliated websites via an automated process:

January 15, 2013

Reduce greenhouse gas by exporting coal? Yes, says Stanford economist

Mention of Frank Wolak via Stanford University News

Western U.S. coal companies looking to expand sales to China will likely succeed, according to Stanford University economist Frank Wolak. But, due to energy market dynamics in the United States, those coal exports are likely to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. Read more »


December 18, 2012

Export American natural gas? Not so fast, says Stanford economist

Mention of Frank Wolak via Stanford University News

Stanford economics Professor Frank Wolak warns of betting against the international spread of shale gas technologies by attempting to export domestic natural gas. Read more »


January 13, 2012

Stanford Nobel Laureate wins top US science honor

Mention of Burton Richter via The Stanford Daily

Former director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Burton Richter was awarded the Presidential Enrico Fermi Award on Thursday. The award is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology distinctions granted by the U.S. Government. Read more »


January 12, 2012

Stanford's Burton Richter wins top science award

Mention of Burton Richter via San Francisco Chronicle

Burton W. Richter, a Stanford Nobel Prize-winning physicist, and Mildred Dresselhaus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have won the Presidential Enrico Fermi Award, the White House announced Wednesday. Read more »


December 28, 2011

Stanford physicist Burton Richter's moderate approach to climate change gaining supporters

Mention of Burton Richter via Stanford Report

Stanford physicist's prescriptions include more natural gas and nuclear power, doubts about renewable energy goals, and a new way to gain political support. (Interview) Read more »


December 8, 2011

As Coal Use Declines in US, Coal Companies Focus on China

Mention of Richard Morse via Yale Environment 360

With aging coal-fired U.S. power plants shutting down, major American coal companies are exporting ever-larger amounts of coal to China. Richard K. Morse, the director of research on coal and carbon markets at Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, comments. Read more »


April 15, 2011

New U.S. nuclear reactors unlikely soon: physicist

Mention of Burton Richter via PhysOrg.com

Stanford physicist and Nobel laureate Burton Richter told a Stanford audience that he expects the worldwide impact of the Fukushima disaster to be small. (PhysOrg.com) -- Japanese officials increased the nuclear crisis level at the Fukushima plant on ... Read more »


April 14, 2011

New US nuclear reactors unlikely soon, say Stanford physicist

Mention of Burton Richter via Stanford Report

Stanford Nobel laureate Burton Richter and New York Times journalist Matthew Wald were on campus to talk about how radiation leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant could impact the future of nuclear energy in the United States and abroad. Read more »


February 24, 2011

RI to import 4.5m tons of LNG starting in 2013

Mention of Mark Thurber via Jakarta Post

An energy expert from Stanford University in the United States, Mark C. Thurber, said Indonesia needed to gradually increase the price of gas for industrial users in order to encourage gas exploration activities. "A strategy that some companies have ... Read more »


January 27, 2011

Prof says future of US energy technology lies in regulation, not production

Mention of Frank Wolak via The Stanford Daily

On the tail of recent research by Stanford's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) examining China's evolving coal and power sectors, ... Read more »




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