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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Thurber discusses how Asian countries can strike balance on gas
At the Pacific Energy Summit 2011 in Jakarta, PESD associate director Mark Thurber talked about how Asian countries can strike the right balance of encouraging domestic gas demand without deterring new supply. Thurber also moderated sessions on the design of natural gas markets in Asia and the role of gas in Indonesia’s economic growth in particular.
PESD Researcher Gang He Selected as Aspen Environment Forum Scholar
Gang He joins others at the Aspen Environment Forum 2011 May 30 - June 2, 2011, in Aspen, Colorado. The Aspen Environment Forum Scholars Program provides opportunities for diverse, accomplished leaders in the field to attend the Aspen Environment Forum. Scholars are selected on the basis of their experience, achievements, and interest in energy and the environment, as well as their commitment and contributions to the field. Gang He's research focus has been on China's energy and climate policy, energy economics and energy modeling, renewable energy, and cleaner utilization of coal.
Our annual conference has now concluded. We explored approaches that will lower the barriers to efficient transmission expansion and allow the country to take full advantage of its renewable energy resources with our distinguished speakers and discussants along with our attendees. Read more »
Wolak Participating as a Panelist at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011
PESD Director Frank Wolak will be participating in the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011 from May 9-12, 2011. Wolak will be among a few panelists on "The Future of Energy" session to discuss key issues in electricity markets and electricity delivery that data center operators may need to understand and prepare for over the next 2-5 years.
Richard Morse speaks at the IEA's Coal Market Conference in Beijing
Morse argued that significant exports from the Powder River Basin area could reach international markets in the coming years, and demonstrated how that would impact the international coal trade in Asia.