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Scholarly Publications

Impact on Global Warming of Development and Structural Changes in The Electricity Sector of Guangdong Province, China

March 2000

This paper examines the impact on global warming of development and structural changes in the electricity sector of Guangdong Province, China, together with the possible effect of international...

Foreign Direct Investment in New Electricity Generating Capacity in Developing Asia: Stakeholders, Risks, and the Search for a New Paradigm

January 2001

The rate of investment sufficient to provide developing Asia with a reasonably adequate supply of electricity is immense, ranging from a World Bank estimate of 2000 megawatts (MW) each month (which...

Reform of the Chinese Electric Power Market: Economics and Institutions

January 2004

When the People's Republic was founded in 1949, the Chinese electricity industry, with only 1.85 GW installed capacity, was primitive.

Other Publications

Verifying the Agreed Framework

April 2001

A joint Stanford University-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team of scientists, nuclear engineers and arms control experts has concluded in a new study that North Korea's compliance with the...

Security in a World with Expanding Nuclear Power

August 2008

Nuclear energy is a clean and relatively economical source of electricity, generating nearly one-sixth of the world’s electricity today.

Living With Coal: Climate Policy's Most Inconvenient Truth

September 2009

News

David Victor quoted in "Forging Links to Natural Gas From Abroad" in New York Times

September 2003

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PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector

June 2009

Focusing on capture systems for coal-fired power plants until 2030, a sensitivity analysis of key CCS parameters is performed to gain insight into the role that CCS can play in future mitigation...

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

August 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.

Events

Long-Term Power Options for India: Myths, Realities, and Insights

November 22, 1999

The history of Indian power sector is abound with myths like those that envisioned the big projects as "temples of modern India" some fifty years ago, to the recent characterization of the sector...

The influence of large-scale wind-power on global climate

October 23, 2003

Large scale use of wind power can alter local and global climate by extracting kinetic energy and by modifying turbulent transport in the atmospheric boundary layer.

Stanford Entrepreneurship Network Launch Event

October 10, 2007

SPRIE is very pleased to be an active member of the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network (SEN), a federation of more than fifteen organizations across campus at Stanford University that conduct...

Projects

Network Study of Silicon Valley

Though there is near-universal agreement that the most crucial aspect of Silicon Valley is its networks, there has been virtually no systematic study of these networks.
English

Introducing Power Pricing Reforms in India

This is a research study on how the transition to appropriate power pricing mechanisms in Andhra Pradesh might be managed.
English

Biomass Energy: The climate protective domain

Biomass energy sources are among the most promising, most hyped, and most heavily subsidized future energy sources.
English

Multimedia

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

Benin solar market gardens: video gallery

March 2012

This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year.

People

Frank Wolak PESD Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD
Federico Quaglia Visiting Scholar at PESD