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December 4th, 2006

NYU Journal of International Law & Politics publishes PESD study results

Erik Woodhouse publishes the final report from PESD's multi-year study on privately owned power plants in emerging markets. The study, appearing in the next issue of the New York University Journal of International Law & Politics, explains the wide variation in experiences as foreign investors have built and operated overseas power plants. +PDF+
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November 1st, 2006

PESD researcher Erik Woodhouse presents at MIGA/Georgetown symposium on international political risk management

On November 3rd, Erik Woodhouse presented key findings from PESD's study on independent power producers around the globe and discuss the study's implications for future investment at a symposium sponsored by the World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Read more »



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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May 9th, 2006

PESD Director David Victor addresses chaotic world of energy policy

Op-ed: Financial Times (London) on May 9, 2006

The world's energy system seems to have come unhinged. Oil is trading at record high prices because demand keeps rising even as supplies become unreliable. Oil exporters from Iran to Russia and Venezuela are using their petrocash to pursue agendas that undercut western security and interests. Supplies of natural gas also seem less secure than ever. Read more »



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 »



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 5th, 2006

Papers by Partners at Univesity of Cape Town Released on Africa's IPPs

New studies to enhance the understanding of reform and regulation of electric power infrastructure in Africa from our partners at UCT Managment Program in Infrastructure Reform & Regulation (MIR) have been made available via the web. +HTML+ +PDF+
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