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