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Global Markets and Governance

Faculty & Researchers

Sally Benson

Sally Benson

Professor, Energy Resources Engineering

Larry Goulder

Professor, Economics

Hill Huntington

Executive Director, Energy Modeling Forum

Christine Jojarth

Energy Policy Expert, International Policy Studies

Dan Reicher

Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

Mark Thurber (Focus Area Leader)

Social Sci Res Scholar, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development

John Weyant

Professor, Research, Management Science and Engineering

Frank Wolak (Focus Area Leader)

Co-Director of the Natural Gas Initiative, Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the Department of Economics at Stanford University

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The Benson Lab is a research group in the department of Energy Resources Engineering. We investigate fundamental characteristics of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations as well as low-carbon energy system modeling and optimization as means of climate change mitigation.

SEEPAC was established in 2011 to develop practical and economically viable solutions to the pressing energy and environmental problems facing 21st Century societies. SEEPAC undertakes and disseminates research that can help decision-makers shape environmental and energy policy. Beyond discovering innovative solutions to problems, SEEPAC aims to influence policy decisions through close interaction with state, federal and global decision makers.

PESD is an international, interdisciplinary program that draws on the fields of economics, political science, law, and management to investigate how real energy markets work. This means understanding not only what is technologically possible and economically efficient but also how actual political and regulatory processes lead to outcomes that are more costly and less effective than they could be.

The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance explores and advances public policies and financial mechanisms leading to an energy future that protects the environment in an economically sensible way. Specifically, the center aims to: Design and execute a suite of research projects demonstrating how to enable an environmentally and economically secure energy future; Advance knowledge and discourse by publishing the results of this research in high-impact articles in both academic and popular media; Expand and support the unique intellectual and entrepreneurial talents of Stanford faculty and students committed to energy policy and finance; Provide critical expertise to policymakers, financiers, investors and consumers on energy policy and finance proposals.

Related Publications

Optimal Design of the Power Generation Network in California: Moving towards 100% Renewable Electricity by 2045 World Academy of Science Long, W., et al 03/2020; : PDF icon Optimal-Design-of-the-Power-Generation-Network-in-California-Moving-towards-100-Renewable-Electricity-by-2045.pdf
Simpli ed Electricity Market Models with Signicant Intermittent Renewable Capacity: Evidence from Italy Christoph Graf, Federico Quagliay, Frank A. Wolak 01/2020; : PDF icon GrafQuagliaWolak_SimplifiedElectricityMarketModelsRenewables(1).pdf
Biomethane addition to California transmission pipelines: Regional simulation of the impact of regulations Applied Energy Gregory A. Von Walda, Austin J.Stanion, Deepak Rajagopal, Adam R.Brandt 03/2019; :
Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Not Enough JOULE de Chalendar, J. A., Benson, S. M. 05/2019; :
City-scale decarbonization experiments with integrated energy system Energy & Environmental Science de Chalendar, J. A., Glynn, P. W., Benson, S. M. 04/2019; :