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June 14th, 2011

Video: Morse Led the SLAC Colloquium on Coal Renaissance in a Post-Kyoto World

On Monday, June 13, 2011, as part of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's colloquium series, Richard Morse from the Program on Energy on Sustainable Development led the talk on “Addressing the ‘Coal Renaissance’ in a Post-Kyoto World.” Morse discussed the outlook for global carbon policy, how international coal markets are evolving, and what strategies and technologies might realistically be used to reduce emissions from coal. This Included discussions on the latest developments in Europe, China, and the US in carbon policy, and an analysis of international coal markets highlighting key issues for the future of Chinese energy consumption.




May 27th, 2011

PESD Researcher Gang He Selected as Aspen Environment Forum Scholar

Gang He joins others at the Aspen Environment Forum 2011 May 30 - June 2, 2011, in Aspen, Colorado. The Aspen Environment Forum Scholars Program provides opportunities for diverse, accomplished leaders in the field to attend the Aspen Environment Forum. Scholars are selected on the basis of their experience, achievements, and interest in energy and the environment, as well as their commitment and contributions to the field. Gang He's research focus has been on China's energy and climate policy, energy economics and energy modeling, renewable energy, and cleaner utilization of coal.




May 6th, 2011

Transmission Policies to Unlock America's Renewable Energy Resources

Our annual conference has now concluded. We explored approaches that will lower the barriers to efficient transmission expansion and allow the country to take full advantage of its renewable energy resources with our distinguished speakers and discussants along with our attendees. Read more »



January 21st, 2011

PESD receives $100K in research funding from EPRI

Announcement

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) awarded $100K to fund PESD's research project on "Transmission Planning to Support Renewable Energy at Scale and Enhance Wholesale Electricity Competition."



January 20th, 2011

Wolak's comment to NYT's Room for Debate question: "Can the U.S. Compete with China on Green Tech?"

in the news: New York Times on January 19, 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak participated in the New York Times’ Room for Debate about whether the U.S. can compete with China on green tech and the obstacles facing American companies trying to win the front on clean energy in the global market.




November 23rd, 2010

PESD receives smart grid research grant from Stanford's TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Announcement

The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy has awarded four research grants totaling $1.2 million to Stanford University researchers for smart power grid related studies. One of the four grants went to a PESD-led project that will help regulators overcome barriers to the development of electricity transmission lines needed to facilitate renewable energy deployment. Read more »



September 20th, 2010

PowerCentsDC smart grid project concluded ealier this month with analysis by PESD Director Frank Wolak

in the news: www.emeter.com

The first smart meter pilot program in the electric utility industry to test an integrated Smart Grid combination of consumer engagement practices, dynamic pricing, and smart appliance control concluded on September 9, 2010. This program's results were analyzed by PESD Director Frank Wolak.





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