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March 3rd, 2008

The Energy Trap: Why the United States is doomed to be an energy outlaw

Op-ed: Newsweek on March 3, 2008

Democrats voting in Ohio and Texas may well decide the shape of the U.S. presidential election. Regardless of who they choose to run against Sen. John McCain, the all but certain Republican candidate, it is likely that energy issues will figure more prominently in the election than at any time in the last generation. Read more »



November 6th, 2007

Wired Magazine interviews Jeremy Carl on Clean Coal

Q&A: Wired Magazine on November 6, 2007

Clean coal is a possible answer for China and India, says Jeremy Carl, a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford and a fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development. Mr. Carl describes clean coal options from desulfurization to integrated gasification-combined-cycle (IGCC) plants to carbon capture and sequestration. Read more »



June 18th, 2007

Newsweek article on climate change by PESD director David Victor

Op-ed: Newsweek International on June 25, 2007

In Newsweek International, David Victor writes on geoengineering as a possible means to slow global warming if efforts to mitigate carbon emissions fall short. Read more »



June 1st, 2007

PESD writings on climate change contribute to Bush policy reversal

in the news: New York Times on June 1, 2007

PESD director David Victor states a radically new approach to the organizition of the global effort to mitigate greenhouse gases can only be taken seriously with a clear domestic plan for emissions abatement by the U.S. 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 »



April 6th, 2006

PESD Director Victor quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education Kyoto critique

in the news: The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 31, 2006

An international climate regime should evolve slowly, in piecemeal fashion, just as the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade did, argues Dr. Victor. "I have come to be even more aware of the fragmented, bottom-up nature of these kinds of systems," he says. Read more »



April 4th, 2006

A looser patchwork of international agreements that puts more emphasis on research and development is what is needed to address the escalating problem of climate change, says David Victor

in the news: The Chronicle of Education on March 31, 2006

Senior fellows David Victor and Stephen Schneider provide comment on the impacts of the Kyoto protocol on climate change. Read more »




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