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.

Scholarly Publications

Water Issues in China

October 2007

Rapid urbanization and economic development are straining China's natural sources of fresh water.

News

SPICE director receives commendation from Japanese foreign minister

October 2007

Gary Mukai, director of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), was awarded the Foreign Minister's Commendation at the official residence of the Consul General...

SPICE releases 2012 catalog

February 2012

The 2012 SPICE catalog is now available. SPICE developed five new curriculum units in 2011.

Announcing Stanford e-China, a New Stanford University Online Course for High School Students in China

July 2019

The stars have finally aligned to enable SPICE to launch its first online course in China, Stanford e-China—an interactive, virtual class for Chinese high school students.

Multimedia

After the Darkness

April 2014

On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in Japan’s 2,000-year recorded history struck Japan’s northern region of Tohoku. Within minutes, a massive tsunami devastated much of the Pacific coastline of Japan, and up to 19,000 lives were lost.

People

Carey Moncaster Carey Moncaster Instructor, Stanford e-China