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December 3rd, 2010

New PESD research examines China's efforts to remake its coal and power sectors

PESD's new research analyzes China's coal-power base reforms and how they will impact Chinese and global coal markets. Read more »



September 10th, 2010

PESD releases study of Nigeria's national oil company NNPC

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Nigeria's national oil company NNPC is at the center of a profoundly dysfunctional oil sector in a country that some argue embodies the "resource curse." In a new study, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and PESD affiliated researchers Ify Emelife and Patrick Heller find that NNPC's persistent underperformance stems from its role as the linchpin of a sophisticated and durable system of patronage. Read more »



August 5th, 2010

New PESD Working Paper explains China's dramatic surge in coal imports and its major impact on global coal markets

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PESD researchers Morse and He devise a model that explains Chinese coal import patterns and that can allow the coal market to understand, and to some degree predict, China's coal import behavior in PESD Working Paper #94 - "The World's Greatest Coal Arbitrage: China's Coal Import Behavior and Implications for the Global Coal Market."




March 30th, 2010

PESD researcher Varun Rai to speak at UCLA School of Law's India and Climate Change conference

PESD researcher Varun Rai will be a panelist on the challenges for domestic progress in India on climate and energy questions along with Ann Carlson (UCLA School of Law), Anjali Jaiswal (NRDC), and Armin Rosencranz (Stanford University). Read more »



December 12th, 2006

A crude awakening: Five FSI scholars talk to Stanford magazine about energy security

CISAC, CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security. It's not our oil dependence that's the problem, say these scholars - it's our vulnerability to oil producers who use revenues for political purposes that work against our own. Read more »



January 26th, 2005

Best investment climate, not cartel, will lead to success in expanding LNG production, says Victor

in the news: Boston Globe on January 22, 2005

PESD director David Victor predicts the lead countries in a global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market will not be those with the deepest reserves, but those that create the best climate for outside private investment to attract the technology needed for LNG processing. Read more »




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