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February 14th, 2012

Solar lighting and charging research receives FSI funding

PESD's new research on "Solar Lighting and Phone Charging in East Africa: Understanding Adoption, Business Models, and Development Outcomes" was awarded funding from the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Global Underdevelopment Action Fund. Read more »



September 9th, 2010

Wolak presented at the Guanghua Leadership Institute's City Leader Program

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PESD Director Frank Wolak was invited to present at the Guanghua Leadership Institute's City Leader Program held at Stanford. Read more »



July 10th, 2008

Special Issue of the Journal Energy Policy on the Current State of Africa's Energy Systems

PESD Affiliate Mark Howells, along with Joe Aldy and Leo Schrattenholzer, have edited a special issue of the journal Energy Policy on the role of energy in Africa's social and economic development. The issue includes papers that examine an African interaction with the rest of the planet's liquid fuels market, the effect of various drivers on energy and technology transitions within Africa, as well as new quantitative models for projecting aspects of those energy transitions.




April 6th, 2006

Washington Post publishes Fellow Nadja Victor on Russian Gas

Op-ed: Washington Post on April 6, 2006

Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas. Last week Gazprom announced it was tripling gas prices in Belarus, a country that is politically close to the Kremlin. +PDF+ presentation available
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March 21st, 2006

Nadejda Victor presents at G8 Conference on Energy Security

By invitation at an international conference on energy security, held in preparation for the G8 session of energy ministers, Nadja Victor presented PESD research on the origins of Russia's natural gas crisis. +PDF+ presentation available
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March 20th, 2006

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs reports on energy

The United Nations has published David Victor's report, "The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor," via their Division for Sustainable Development. The report examines the connections, if any, between the many efforts to introduce market forces in the power sector with the provision of electric services to world's poorest households. Read more »



January 4th, 2006

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on January 4, 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two decades, the victim of woolly thinking and interest-group politics. The concept can be relevant again, but only if its original purpose -- helping the poor live healthier lives on their own terms -- is restored. Read more »




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