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February 8th, 2011

Wolak's climate op-ed featured in the UK Guardian

Op-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.




August 3rd, 2009

Burton Richter in Roll Call: US climate bill needs more support for energy R&D

Op-ed: Roll Call on August 3, 2009

PESD affiliated faculty Burton Richter argues in Roll Call that the climate bill passed by the US House of Representatives misses the mark on several fronts, especially in its inadequate funding for long-term research. The Senate must do better. Read more »



September 10th, 2008

David Victor reviews Thomas Friedman's 'Hot, Flat, and Crowded'

in the news: New York Times on September 9, 2008

Thomas Friedman's new book "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" decries the perils of dependence on fossil fuels and calls for a Green Revolution to sweep American politics and stimulate the economy. Read more »



March 3rd, 2008

The Energy Trap: Why the United States is doomed to be an energy outlaw

Op-ed: Newsweek on March 3, 2008

Democrats voting in Ohio and Texas may well decide the shape of the U.S. presidential election. Regardless of who they choose to run against Sen. John McCain, the all but certain Republican candidate, it is likely that energy issues will figure more prominently in the election than at any time in the last generation. Read more »



January 31st, 2008

The Oil Paradox

Op-ed: Newsweek

David Victor: Although oil prices will eventually drop as new sources come online and biofuels and other alternatives take hold, crude price are likely to remain high and volatile for a while. Read more »



November 6th, 2007

Wired Magazine interviews Jeremy Carl on Clean Coal

Q&A: Wired Magazine on November 6, 2007

Clean coal is a possible answer for China and India, says Jeremy Carl, a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford and a fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development. Mr. Carl describes clean coal options from desulfurization to integrated gasification-combined-cycle (IGCC) plants to carbon capture and sequestration. Read more »



August 27th, 2007

PESD associate reports to Boston Globe on unclean oil alternatives

in the news: Boston Globe on August 19, 2007

Mike Jackson suggests carbon policies to guide energy projects towards cleaner technologies at times of high oil prices Read more »




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