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January 20th, 2011

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.




May 10th, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak travels to the White House for the Energy Innovation Conference

At the request of the Kauffman Foundation, PESD director Frank Wolak compiled a list of state and local regulatory barriers that restrain the commercialization of technologies that would reduce the carbon content of energy services consumed in the United States.




August 18th, 2006

Researchers publish critique of South Africa's pro-poor energy policy

In collaboration with researchers at the Energy Research Centre at the University of Capetown, PESD researchers David Victor and Becca Elias comment on the economics of South Africa's Free Basic Electricity Tariff. Read more »



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 »



July 22nd, 2005

Prominent and most widely read South African financial daily cites PESD study

in the news: Business Report on July 22, 2005

The July 22 edition of Business Report reviewed a new joint study by PESD and the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town that advocates a more financially sound energy strategy for the poor. Read more »



July 11th, 2005

"Energy Policy" to publish PESD critique of South African Free Basic Electricity

The PESD paper explores alternatives to electric cooking in rural South African households, analyzes energy choices, and suggests more market-friendly approaches to poverty reduction. Read more »



December 15th, 2004

PESD hosts conference on Electricity and the Human Prospect

On Wednesday and Thursday Dec. 8th and 9th, PESD hosted a conference examining the prospects and consequences of global electrification. +PDF+ transcript, 6 papers, 7 presentations, conference agenda available
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