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January 4th, 2006

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on January 4, 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two decades, the victim of woolly thinking and interest-group politics. The concept can be relevant again, but only if its original purpose -- helping the poor live healthier lives on their own terms -- is restored. Read more »



October 3rd, 2005

Victor commends Japan's auto industry for its focus on promising hybrid technologies and commercializing them.

in the news: Wall Street Journal on September 22, 2005

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, David Victor states that while it's clear the hybrid vehicle could well be a platform for innovation in automobiles, it is not yet clear that fuel cells or solar panels are winners in the alternative-energy race. 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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August 31st, 2004

The Economist cites David Victor in article on the shift to natural gas

in the news: The Economist on August 26, 2004

In an August 26 article in The Economist, David Victor and PESD affiliate Amy Jaffe argue that the emergence of a global natural gas cartel is unlikely in the near future. Read more »




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