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January 28th, 2011

The future of U.S. energy technology lies in regulation states Wolak in The Stanford Daily

in the news: The Stanford Daily on January 27, 2011

The United States should focus on innovation in energy technology now and then transition to a regulatory role once the technology has been sufficiently developed, Frank Wolak argued online in The New York Times this month.




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.




June 22nd, 2010

Join us at our "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" conference

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. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available +PDF+ 6 presentations, conference agenda available
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May 24th, 2010

PESD releases study of Norway's national oil company Statoil

Norway is lauded as the rare example of a major oil and gas exporting country that has managed to avoid the "resource curse." A new study by PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Consulting Research Associate Benedicte Tangen Istad looks more closely at the Norwegian petroleum experience and the role of national oil company Statoil in it. The reality is messy and political but nonetheless an impressive story of how Norway built a vibrant domestic oil and gas industry on the back of national champion Statoil and a robust system of governance that could curb Statoil's excesses as needed at a few key junctures.




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.




October 26th, 2009

China Dialogue features PESD research on China CCS

in the news: China Dialogue on October 23, 2009

PESD's Research Associate, Gang He, discusses the energy dilemma of doing CCS in China and sets out his technical and policy recommendations for China's adoption of this important technology. +HTML+ +PDF+
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June 23rd, 2009

David Victor presses case for geo-engineering

in the news: Green Inc. Blog New York Times on June 22, 2009

Green Inc. Blog follows David Victor's ruminations on geo-engineering and his call for governments and policymakers to take the topic seriously. Read more »




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