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This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

Recent Other Publications

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A Silk Road for the Twenty-First Century?

November 2016

In an analysis piece for CSIS, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar examines the geopolitical, economic and developmental considerations of Xi Jinping's call for China and the...

Hecker & Milani: Stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists

January 2015

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani note in this article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that for merely working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and...

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security in South Korea

December 2013

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, U.S. House of Representatives

April 2013

CISAC Affiliate Rodney Ewing, Chairman of the U.S.

Japan’s culture: Culprit of the nuclear accident?

September 2012

In this article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Toshihiro Higuchi, historian and 2011-2012 CISAC fellow, explains how the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident, contrary to the opinions of...

A History of KEDO 1994-2006

July 2012

Congress Could Deal Death Blow to American Scientific Exceptionalism

June 2012

Next year's proposed cuts in federal funding for scientific research and development could be as high as 8 percent, seriously impacting research in agriculture, energy and medicine.

Exposure to Low-­‐Dose Radiation: We Need Social Discussion for Risk Judgment

February 2012

For a copy of the original article in Japanese, please contact Toshihiro Higuchi at th233@stanford.edu.

The Flawed Logic of Striking Iran

January 2012

Matthew Kroenig's argument for preventive military action to combat Tehran's nuclear program -- "Time to Attack Iran" (January/February 2012) -- suffers from three problems.

Examining Iranian And North Korean Nuclear Threats

January 2012

The nuclear weapons news of late has been alarming.

No Need for All These Nukes

January 2012

OVER the last three years, as I delved into the world of American nuclear weapons, I felt increasingly as though I had stepped into a time warp.

Nuclear Power post-Fukushima? (Presentation)

December 2011

Nuclear weapons' future ripe for discussion

December 2011

The supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction will probably result in unexpected reductions of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Skills and occupational needs in renewable energy

November 2011

Fukushima and the Inevitability of Accidents

November 2011

Abstract Governments regulate risky industrial systems such as nuclear power plants in hopes of making them less risky, and a variety of formal and informal warning systems can help society avoid...

Technology Can Nudge Climate Change Politics

October 2011

Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions is primarily a political problem, rather than a technological one.

No Need to Reset the Reset

September 2011

Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.

Nuclear Zero? Why Not Nuclear Infinity?

July 2011

Source: Wall Street Journal The world would not be safer if the U.S. had no nuclear weapons.

How China views US nuclear policy

May 2011

Article Highlights Although Chinese academics and military officers praised some aspects of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, they continue to view US nuclear policy with suspicion.

Can We Unlearn the Bomb?

May 2011

Underestimating nuclear accident risks: Why are rare events so common?

May 2011

Standards & Regulations for the Geologic Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste

March 2011

Prepared for the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future ---- This paper draws on Ewing's experiences as a reviewer of the scientific programs andperformance assessments of the...

People

Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
David Lobell Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering