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."
The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy has awarded four research grants totaling $1.2 million to Stanford University researchers for smart power grid related studies. One of the four grants went to a PESD-led project that will help regulators overcome barriers to the development of electricity transmission lines needed to facilitate renewable energy deployment. Read more »
PESD Director Frank Wolak will be participating in the Singapore Electricity Roundtable 2010 hosted by Energy Market Company (EMC) as the keynote speaker, covering the challenges in developing regional electricity markets, as well as sit as an industry panelist. Read more »
On September 7, 2010, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted an all-day conference on "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" in the Bechtel Conference Center. This conference featured presentations by leading researchers on the political, economic, and regulatory challenges associated with major climate policy instruments. Audio & Video transcripts available 6 presentations, conference agenda available
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PESD Director Frank Wolak delivers keynote at Agrion Business Network for Energy Event
PESD Director Frank Wolak delivered his presentation on "Symmetric Treatment of Load and Generation: A Necessary Condition for Demand Response to Benefit Wholesale Market Efficiency and Manage Intermittency" in his keynote for Agrion's "The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid" event on June 9, 2010.
An article by PESD research fellow Varun Rai and affiliated faculty David Victor featured in the First Quarter 2010 issue of IAEE Energy Forum
PESD research fellow Varun Rai and PESD affiliated faculty David Victor's article titled "Identifying Viable Options in Developing Countries for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of India" offers a framework for identifying viable and credible climate change mitigation actions in developing countries.
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in the news: Bloomberg News on March 15, 2010
Bloomberg News features PESD's newest release, "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Richard's comments on key findings and CDM reform options as the UN prepares to address the controversy in the coming weeks. Read more »