Wolak Speaking on Advance Hydro Modeling Panel
PESD Director Frank Wolak will be speaking during the Advance Hydro Modeling Part II session of the "Workshop on Modeling of Hydro Services in the Western US" host by EPRI and Sandia National Laboratories from March 14-15, 2011. The goal of this workshop is to discuss state-of-the-art modeling of hydro resources in the Western grid, and solicit input from key industry stakeholders on approaches to capturing the full value and market participation of existing and future hydroelectric plants.
in the news: The Jakarta Post on February 24, 2011
In order for Indonesia to meet its increasing domestic demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG), the country (one of the largest LNG producers) is gearing up to start importing up to 4.5 million tons of LNG annually. Read more »
Richard Morse discussed how to reconcile global development goals -- which often rely on coal -- with US climate objectives at a US Department of State event on February 10th. Read more »
Wolak's climate op-ed featured in the UK GuardianOp-ed: UK Guardian on February 5, 2011
PESD Director Frank Wolak explain how the unknown price tag of carbon and uncertainty of US National climate policy are impeding on investments for oil substitutes.
The future of U.S. energy technology lies in regulation states Wolak in The Stanford Dailyin the news: The Stanford Daily on January 27, 2011
The United States should focus on innovation in energy technology now and then transition to a regulatory role once the technology has been sufficiently developed, Frank Wolak argued online in The New York Times this month.
PESD receives $100K in research funding from EPRIAnnouncement
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) awarded $100K to fund PESD's research project on "Transmission Planning to Support Renewable Energy at Scale and Enhance Wholesale Electricity Competition."
Wolak's comment to NYT's Room for Debate question: "Can the U.S. Compete with China on Green Tech?"in the news: New York Times on January 19, 2011
PESD Director Frank Wolak participated in the New York Times’ Room for Debate about whether the U.S. can compete with China on green tech and the obstacles facing American companies trying to win the front on clean energy in the global market.
Wolak quoted in CNN Money on high US gas prices and its profitability in the Westin the news: CNN Money on January 3, 2011
Gasoline prices fluctuate within the U.S. partly because the West requires cleaner fuel (a more expensive gas mixture) than other parts of the country. There are a limited number of refineries capable of making the specific mixture required for the Western gas market and as a result, the few capable refineries are profiting from the less competitive market.
Wolak and Morse's op-ed in the UK Guardian argue that China's record coal imports are actually helping the climateOp-ed: Guardian.co.uk on December 30, 2010
PESD Director Frank Wolak and Research Associate Richard Morse's op-ed in the UK's Guardian, "China's green gift to the world", argues that China's record coal imports actually contribute to reductions -not increases- of global CO2 emissions.
PESD study on China's effort to restructure its coal market featured by Bloomberg and Plattsin the news: Platts on December 15, 2010
Platts and Bloomberg News highlighted key findings from the recent PESD report, "Remaking the World's Largest Coal Market: The Quest to Develop Large Coal-Power Bases in China".
Morse debates the implications of US coal exports to Chinain the news: Saint Louis Post Dispatch on December 27, 2010
In the Saint Louis Post Dispatch's series on US coal, Richard Morse discusses economic and environmental aspects of exporting coal to China.