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July 11th, 2005

"Energy Policy" to publish PESD critique of South African Free Basic Electricity

The PESD paper explores alternatives to electric cooking in rural South African households, analyzes energy choices, and suggests more market-friendly approaches to poverty reduction. Read more »



May 4th, 2005

PESD working paper on rural energy services to be published in Energy Policy

A paper by PESD researchers on energy services in low-income, rural South African villages will be published by Energy Policy in Volume 33, Number 14 this September. Read more »



February 1st, 2005

PESD hosts conference on the electric power market reform and global climate change

On January 27th and 28th the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development hosted a workshop on the relationship between electric power market reform and global climate change, focusing on the experience of India and China. +PDF+ 12 papers, conference agenda available
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August 31st, 2004

Electricity reform in South Africa is at a critical juncture, says Anton Eberhard

Op-ed: Business Day in South Africa on July 29, 2004

Anton Eberhard writes that South Africa will experience routine electricity blackouts in a few years unless new electricity policy and investment decisions are formulated and implemented this year. Read more »



January 14th, 2004

University receives $2 million to study energy markets

Press Release

Stanford University Program on Energy and Sustainable Development receives $1.95 million grant from BP Read more »



February 21st, 2003

PESD Program Hosts "The Political Economy of Power Market Reform"

On February 19-20, 2003, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) hosted a major conference on the Political Economy of Power Market Reform at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford. Read more »



February 19th, 2003

Even though the Bush Administration backed down from its trade dispute over GM food, the effects have been palpable

Op-ed: The International Herald Tribune on February 19, 2003

Having backed down from its trade dispute with the EU over GM food, the Bush administration will find it hard to make the threat of going to the trade organization credible again and to continue the momentum toward removing Europe's ban. Read more »




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