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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.

News

In Kenyan slum, mobile phones pinpoint better water

October 2012

An innovative course at Stanford is designing mobile phone platforms that help improve living conditions in Kenya's largest slums.

d.school uses mobile technology for social issues in Kenya

November 2011

The November 17 Liberation Technology Seminar was co-hosted by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), a nonpartisan economic policy research organization that unites...

Kim states technology enables the right to education

November 2011

Paul Kim, the assistant dean for technology & CTO at Stanford University's School of Education, led the Nov.

Events

Technology for Social Benefit and Civic Engagement: CITRIS and the Data & Democracy Initiative

February 14, 2014

AbstractSocial media and new technology are being harnessed for social benefit in contexts from healthcare, economic development, and sustainable energy to civic engagement and government...

Human Trafficking: How Technology Can Be Used to Fight Back

January 31, 2014

AbstractIncreasingly, technology is being used to facilitate trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation.

Are Crowdsourced Maps the Future of Community Self-Governance? Food, Land, and Water

January 10, 2014

AbstractEarlier generations of radicals understood themselves to be in an ongoing battle against the privatization of land and water.  They instrumentalized maps in the court system as a tool for...