PESD Working Paper #101 on Australia's black coal industry featured in Platts Coal Trader InternationalAnnouncement
Platts' most recent issue of Coal Trader International features PESD Working Paper #101 by Bart Lucarelli. The paper sketches the development of Australia’s export coal industry, from its shaky start in the aftermath of the Second World War amid a glut of cheap oil, to the "phenomenal success story" of today.
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Gang He traveled to Singapore this past month to present for the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore’s conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security Post-Cancun: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region's Energy Security". Read more »
PESD paper on the future of South African coal featured in Bloombergin the news: Bloomberg
In the Bloomberg news article "Zuma's Quest for India Ties Threatens S. Africa Power Supply," PESD Working Paper #100 by Anton Eberhard titled "The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges" was cited in the estimation of the price Africa's utility Eskom Holdings Ltd. pays for coal.
PESD releases cutting-edge study on the future of Australia's coal market
Critical challenges now facing the industry are poised to determine whether Australia will continue to be the globe's largest coal supplier.
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.