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
Read more »
PESD releases new working paper on "finesse" and "game-changer" strategies for advancing carbon capture and storagein the news
In a new PESD working paper, Robert A. James of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP classifies frontier project development strategies into "finesses" and "game-changers." James then considers the implications of this framework for the case of carbon capture and storage (CCS), where numerous legal, business and technological barriers seem to stand in the way of wide technology deployment.
- » Finesses and Game-Changers in Frontier Project Development: The Case of Carbon Capture and Storage
David Victor discusses the importance of engaging China on current energy challenges
during KQED's City Arts & Lectures programming, May 5 at 8 pm. Audio transcript available
Read more »
Op-ed: Newsweek International on February 14, 2009
David Victor pinpoints some of the challenges ahead for the new Obama administration with respect to a coherent, national climate change policy. It will be tough to make Copenhagen successful if the U.S. lacks a national strategy to show off. Victor says that might be a good thing in that it will force the U.S to spend some time crafting real climate change policy leadership. Read more »
David Victor presents in Delhi on India's natural gas prospects
Professor David Victor presented on the future of natural gas in India at the Observer Research Foundation in Delhi. His presentation showed how global gas prices, demand from China, domestic coal prices, and industrial demand in India will shape future use of natural gas in the country's fuel mix. Favorable regulation will be needed to keep natural gas competitive in India.
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
Read more »
in the news
With our partners at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (India), PESD released a new book: "Electricity Reforms in India: Firm Choices and Emerging Generation Markets" (Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill). The book presents results from a major study on reforms in the Indian States of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Read more »