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Silicon Valley Leaders Forum: Changing Silicon Valley

September 24, 2009

On Thursday, September 24, 2009, the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will be convening a Silicon Valley...

Research Presentations by Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows (Session 4)

June 2, 2009

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented: Jun Ding, “Corporate Social Responsibility in State-Owned...

Nuclear Energy in Growing Economies: Mongolia and North East Asia

May 27, 2009

Long-term demand for nuclear fuel is high as demonstrated by the continued rise in activities such as uranium mining and milling, enrichment, and fuel fabrication.

Why the United States has yet to Benefit from Electricity Industry Re-structuring

April 29, 2009

Frank Wolak discusses restructuring of the electricity industry in the U.S. using examples from California and explains the problems involved in energy market design.

SLAC Colloquium: Reconciling the Rapid Growth of Coal and CO2 Emissions in Global Energy Markets

March 23, 2009

PESD research associate Richard K. Morse will present "Reconciling the Rapid Growth of Coal and CO2 Emissions in Global Energy Markets."

Main Issues Related to Nuclear Energy Expansion Around the World

February 25, 2009

Abstract: The expected increasing world energy demand makes it necessary for us to seriously and urgently study the questions of global warming due to greenhouse gas effect emissions and the...

Frontiers of Research on Low Income Energy

February 24, 2009

Workshop Focus With around 2 billion people using biomass as their primary energy source, and 1.6 billion people without access to electricity, there are many unanswered questions on how to best...

Innovations in Energy Efficiency: California, Taiwan and Mainland China

February 17, 2009

There is a potential for large gains in the efficiency of energy use with substantial economic payoffs: in buildings, motor vehicles, traffic control, electricity grids, industry.

Incentive Mechanisms for Electricity Transmission Expansion

January 27, 2009

Electricity transmission pricing and transmission grid expansion have received increasing regulatory and analytical attention in recent years.

Indian Gas

October 31, 2007

PESD has concluded a two year collaborative study on the Indian natural gas market with three India research groups- A.T.

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...

On the Uranium Enrichment Program in Brazil

June 6, 2006

On May 5, 2006, Brazil officially inaugurated a plant that will produce enriched uranium to supply the country's two nuclear power reactors.

Electricity and the Human Prospect Conference

December 8, 2004

During the 20th century electricity spread from tiny islands of experimental service to become the world's most important energy carrier.

Electricity Reforms in India: Firm Choices, Emerging Markets, and Externalities

September 23, 2004

With our partners at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), PESD hosted a conference on the 23rd and 24th of Sept.

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.

State-Level Electricity Reforms: Impacts on Technology, Institutions and Environment

April 7, 2003

Inaugural workshop of the joint IIM/A-Stanford study on electricity sector reforms in India.

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...