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 »
PESD director David Victor testifies to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that the U.S.-India nuclear deal currently being debated by Congress could have a large impact on greenhouse gas emissions and be a major step towards engaging developing countries in the fight against climate change.
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A white paper released by PESD researchers shows the potential greenhouse gas emission reductions from major infrastructure investments in developing countries could be substantial.
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Op-ed: International Herald Tribune on March 17, 2006
Victor's opinion piece supports, on environmental grounds, the recent deal to expand India's commercial nuclear program. He argues that country's carbon emissions will be lowered by allowing India to opt for nuclear power instead of coal. However, care is still needed to tame the risks of proliferation and also to fix the chronic financial troubles of India's electricity sector. Read more »
Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on January 4, 2006
Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two decades, the victim of woolly thinking and interest-group politics. The concept can be relevant again, but only if its original purpose -- helping the poor live healthier lives on their own terms -- is restored. Read more »
Op-ed: South China Morning Post on February 19, 2003
Since the fall of communism, the U.S. and Russia have been searching for areas for mutually beneficial cooperation. While oil has historically taken center stage, David and Nadejda Victor argue that diplomats should consider nuclear energy as well. Read more »