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Mark C. Thurber, PhD

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June 29th, 2010

Thurber quoted in Nature on climate change mitigation potential of natural gas

in the news: Nature News on June 26, 2010

Commenting in Nature magazine, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber emphasized the key role for natural gas in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, both in the US and in key emerging markets like China.




May 24th, 2010

PESD releases study of Norway's national oil company Statoil

Norway is lauded as the rare example of a major oil and gas exporting country that has managed to avoid the "resource curse." A new study by PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Consulting Research Associate Benedicte Tangen Istad looks more closely at the Norwegian petroleum experience and the role of national oil company Statoil in it. The reality is messy and political but nonetheless an impressive story of how Norway built a vibrant domestic oil and gas industry on the back of national champion Statoil and a robust system of governance that could curb Statoil's excesses as needed at a few key junctures.




May 19th, 2010

PESD Policy Brief: Natural Gas Can Play Key Role If Governments Support It

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber argues that natural gas, often the neglected stepchild of the climate debate, in fact has the most potential among energy supply options to achieve cost-effective greenhouse gas reductions in the near term. Dramatic advances in techniques for extracting "unconventional gas" could presage a bright future for the fuel, but only if governments do their part to support the expansion of gas demand and associated infrastructure.




April 9th, 2010

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber will be a panelist at Yale's Program on Social Enterprise Conference on Development Finance and Sustainable Energy

Mark Thurber will be sitting on the Public Policy: Facilitating (and Hindering) Productive Partnerships panel at the Yale School of Management's Program on Social Enterprise Conference on Development Finance and Sustainable Energy.




March 11th, 2010

Associate Director Mark Thurber traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to meet with Wood Mackenzie

Mark Thurber met with Wood Mackenzie, a leading oil and gas research and consultancy company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. During this visit Mark gave a presentation on conclusions drawn from PESD research on national oil companies, engaging in a fruitful dialogue on the subject with Wood Mackenzie experts.





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RI to import 4.5m tons of LNG starting in 2013
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 ...
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Frank Wolak and Mark Thurber — who run the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies ...
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