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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 »



May 5th, 2009

Jeremy Carl on energy security implications of the U.S.- India nuclear deal

in the news: Journal of Energy Security on April 23, 2009

Carl offers insight into the nuances of the current nuclear deal between India and the U.S. and its implications for an Indian nuclear energy policy. Read more »



January 26th, 2009

David Victor comments on U.S.-Canadian energy policy in 2009

in the news: Canadian Business on January 26, 2009

David Victor says a carbon fuel standard is likely under the Obama administration. This poses a market challenge for oilsands producers such as Canada's Alberta province. Oilsands are more CO2 intensive than conventional crude oil. If the U.S begins to put these limits in place, Canada will be pressured to do more. Read more »



January 21st, 2009

Stanford announces $100 million for energy research, PESD to collaborate with new institute

In a Jan. 12 press conference, Stanford President John Hennessy announced a new interdisciplinary initiative on energy issues and $100 million in new spending for energy research. The initiative will be housed at the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency and will draw upon intellectual resources from the entire university, including FSI's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD), which has been studying the production and consumption of energy and its affects on sustainable development since 2001. Read more »



December 12th, 2006

A crude awakening: Five FSI scholars talk to Stanford magazine about energy security

CISAC, CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security. It's not our oil dependence that's the problem, say these scholars - it's our vulnerability to oil producers who use revenues for political purposes that work against our own. Read more »



May 9th, 2006

PESD Director David Victor addresses chaotic world of energy policy

Op-ed: Financial Times (London) on May 9, 2006

The world's energy system seems to have come unhinged. Oil is trading at record high prices because demand keeps rising even as supplies become unreliable. Oil exporters from Iran to Russia and Venezuela are using their petrocash to pursue agendas that undercut western security and interests. Supplies of natural gas also seem less secure than ever. Read more »



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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