Middle East & North Africa
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.
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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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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