Energy and Climate Policy

Scholarly Publications

Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience

July 2016

This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world.

The political economy of biodiesel in an era of low oil prices

May 2017

Global biodiesel production grew by 23% per annum between 2005 and 2015, leading to a seven-fold expansion of the sector in a single decade.

The rise in global biodiesel production: Implications for food security

December 2017

Policies that promote biofuels in major agricultural economies raise important questions for food prices and food security at local to global scales.

Other Publications

Prioritizing climate change adaptation needs for food security - Policy Brief

December 2008

The potential impact of climate change on the world’s poor is a topic with wide and growing interest, but there remains much uncertainty about how specifically to adapt to a changing climate.

Confronting Climate Change: What Can the US and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?

May 2018

This report was produced for the Abe Fellows Global Forum 2017 symposiums on climate change, held in partnership with Stanford University's Walter H.

Reports of the Demise of Carbon Pricing are Greatly Exaggerated

August 2018

AbstractPoliticians in a number of jurisdictions with cap-and-trade markets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or carbon taxes have argued that the evidence is in and the conclusion is clear:...

News

Nuclear Energy Can Play A Role In Zero-Carbon Grid

July 2015

Professor Frank Wolak was recently interviewed by Julian Spector of CityLab regarding the use of nuclear energy in a zero-carbon grid.

Wolak: In Short Term, Lower Water Levels At Hoover Dam Will Not Impact Electricity Bills

July 2015

In a recent article by Sarah Tory, Professor Frank Wolak states that in the near term consumers should not expect a rise in electricity bills.

Wolak Participates in Radio Segment on Community Control Aggregation in California

August 2015

On August 13th, 2015, Professor Wolak was interviewed along with Monica Padilla and Ted Ko by KALW, a public radio station in San Francisco.

Events

Guest Lecture: China’s Coal and Power Conflict and Its Broad Impacts

January 29, 2010

PESD researcher Gang He will be guest lecturing in Stanford University's China Energy System course on China’s coal and power conflict and its broad impacts on Chinese energy and climate policy.

Climate Change, Sustainability and International Security

April 14, 2015

Abstract:  The industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world.

Research Presentations (session 2 of 5) - Koyanagi, Sasai and Takeuchi

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Satoshi Koyanagi, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan, "Effectiveness of the Silicon...

Projects

Climate Change Policy

Dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector is likely to be expensive, but sound public policy can ensure that any investments in this area yield the greatest possible...
English

People

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Trevor Davis Aug2011 Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
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