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July 5th, 2006

Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040 book released

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The anticipated title from Cambridge University Press has been released in hard-cover and is available for purchase. Edited by PESD director, David Victor, Rice professor Amy Jaffe, and PESD fellow Mark Hayes, the book sheds light on the political challenges which may accompany a shift to a natural gas-fed world. +PDF+ +BUY+
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April 17th, 2006

PESD director David G. Victor advises how to manage our oil addiction

Op-ed: Houston Chronicle News on April 15, 2006

The Brazilian government is declaring victory in its decades-long struggle to become self-sufficient in the supply of oil. The milestone is cause for celebration in a country that has long paid a high price for imported energy. Read more »



March 20th, 2006

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs reports on energy

The United Nations has published David Victor's report, "The Effects of Power Sector Reform on Energy Services for the Poor," via their Division for Sustainable Development. The report examines the connections, if any, between the many efforts to introduce market forces in the power sector with the provision of electric services to world's poorest households. Read more »



November 8th, 2005

Conservation to keep natural gas prices in check, says Hayes

in the news: ABC News on October 26, 2005

ABC News reports dwindling inventories and cold winter forecasts are creating concerns about natural gas supply. PESD research fellow Mark H. Hayes finds reducing the use of natural gas will help to lower prices. 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 »



September 12th, 2005

Volatile natural gas prices to hit consumers, warns PESD fellow Mark Hayes

in the news: San Jose Mercury News on September 11, 2005

With Hurricane Katrina sending natural gases well beyond historic highs, consumers and energy providers find themselves in unchartered territory. Natural gas bills may jump up to 40 percent in the coming weeks. Read more »



September 9th, 2005

Electricity-Market Reforms and Global Climate Change

Op-ed

For nearly two decades, most major developing countries have struggled to introduce market forces in their electric power systems. In every case, that effort has proceeded more slowly than reformers hoped and the outcomes have been hybrids that are far from the efficiency and organization of the "ideal" textbook model for a marketbased power system. Read more »




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