Climate Change Policy
Explores the international "Post-Kyoto" effort to control climate change, with studies on emissions trading systems, on programs for development and deployment of new technologies, and analysis of strategies for engaging developing countries in the collective effort to control global warming.
PESD associate director Mark Thurber and director Frank Wolak taught a course on "Energy Markets and Policy" at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in which student teams played the role of California power companies bidding generation into wholesale electricity markets and trading carbon allowances to cover their emissions. The surprising results of this cap and trade simulation are published in the Aug/Sep 2013 issue of The Electricity Journal. Read more »
Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »
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 »
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 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.
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".
PESD's new research analyzes China's coal-power base reforms and how they will impact Chinese and global coal markets. Read more »