PESD director Frank Wolak presented in two sessions of the 4th annual Platt’s Nodal Trader conference in New York City on October 25-26, 2011. Read more »
A PESD study just released in Energy Policy found that stove businesses are challenging but feasible with deep financial backing and managerial acumen. However, such businesses struggle to make a serious dent in the household-level indoor air pollution problem that motivated many to pursue improved biomass stoves in the first place. Read more »
PESD director Frank A. Wolak accepted an invitation to participate in the first public hearing The Little Hoover Commission (a bipartisan independent state oversight agency) has scheduled to examine the coordination among the state's related organizations and federal agencies with energy-related activities. Read more »
Richard K. Morse is the invited speaker for the UT Energy Symposium on November 3, 2011 about international coal markets -focusing on coal, climate, and China. Read more »
Appearing in the NRDC's OnEarth Magazine, Richard Morse debates how new US coal exports would impact international energy markets and carbon emissions. Read more »
Wolak will be traveling to Japan for a one-day symposium in Tokyo put on by the Center for International Public Policy Studies entitled “Can Japan have a new economic paradigm after the catastrophic quake and tsunami on 11th March?” Read more »
In their Energy Policy article, entitled "Exporting the ‘Norwegian Model': The effect of administrative design on oil sector performance," PESD researchers Mark Thurber, David Hults, and Patrick Heller present work casting doubt on the idea that imitating best practices from Norway is necessarily the best route to improved oil sector performance for other countries.
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Richard Morse addresses key uncertainties remaining in the implementation of cap and trade in California, speaking to leaders from business, policy, and academia in California. Read more »
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Frank Wolak was an invited commentator writing in the FREAKONOMICS June 21, 2011 blog posting titled, "What Happens Next as the World Turns Away From Nuclear Power?" Read more »
Video: Morse Led the SLAC Colloquium on Coal Renaissance in a Post-Kyoto World
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 ‘Coal Renaissance’ in a Post-Kyoto World.” Morse discussed the outlook for global carbon policy, how international coal markets are evolving, and what strategies and technologies might realistically be used to reduce emissions from coal. This Included discussions on the latest developments in Europe, China, and the US in carbon policy, and an analysis of international coal markets highlighting key issues for the future of Chinese energy consumption.
PESD paper helps frame conference session on Asian natural gasAnnouncement
PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Research Associate Joseph Chang wrote "The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply" that helped frame the discussion at the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. The study explores and assesses the policy options that gas-rich governments can use to develop domestic gas markets, with a focus on major Asian gas-producing countries.
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