Energy

Energy

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 News

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Dr. Siegfried Hecker named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York on its annual list of Great Immigrants

June 2022

Carnegie Corporation of New York announced its annual list of Great Immigrants today, honoring 34 naturalized citizens whose influence and actions have strengthened our society and our democracy.

Rare Earth Elements in Materials Science

June 2022

A vast array of critical new technologies rely on rare earth metals, a group of elements that are difficult to mine because they are so well dispersed in the earth and often contain radioactive...

North Korea’s Evolving Nuclear Doctrine: An Interview with Siegfried Hecker

May 2022

North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, have made several statements in recent months that begin to bring clarity to the country’s evolving nuclear doctrine. Within those statements, there has...

Stanford scholars visit the only operating rare earth mine in the United States

March 2022

A three-person team from CISAC toured the only domestic mine producing rare earths, which are critical for the modern economy.

Pressure-tailored lithium deposition and dissolution in lithium metal batteries

October 2021

Unregulated lithium (Li) growth is the major cause of low Coulombic efficiency, short cycle life and safety hazards for rechargeable Li metal batteries. Strategies that aim to achieve large granular...

Climate change is an infrastructure problem

August 2021

A map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why. Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric vehicle chargers...

Nord Stream 2: Background, objections, and possible outcomes

April 2021

Nord Stream 2 is an almost-finished natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The Biden administration opposes it and has come under congressional pressure to invoke sanctions to prevent its...

Being Clear-Eyed About Citizen Science in the Age of COVID-19

July 2020

An anthropologist explores the network of citizen monitoring capabilities that developed after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 for what they might teach all of us about such...

Going Nuclear on Climate Change?

May 2020

Three inter-related reasons why nuclear power cannot address our planetary crisis: time, money, and risk.

People

Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
man smiling Cameron Tracy Research Scholar
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
Woman smiling Anne Clunan Affiliate
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
david klaus David M. Klaus Affiliate
rsd19 072 0267a Lindsay Krall Affiliate
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Leonard Weiss Leonard Weiss Affiliate
Montague Dave L. David Montague Affiliate