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Peer-reviewed journal articles, working papers, and other publications apply Stanford’s interdisciplinary strengths in engineering, economics, business, and energy policy to increase global knowledge of low-carbon energy technologies.

Stephen Comello, Stefan J. Reichelstein
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. March
2016, Vol. 55, Issue March 2016, Pages 591–602

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States have been deployed at a rapid pace in recent years, a development that is attributed in significant part to the federal Investment...

Stephen D. Comello, Stefan J. Reichelstein, Anshuman Sahoo, Tobias S. Schmidt
December 2015

Rural electrification rates in India lag behind government goals, in part due to the inability of distribution companies (discoms) to fund central grid expansion. In the absence of central grid...

Stefan J. Reichelstein, Ansu Sahoo
November 1, 2015

This paper develops a model framework and a corresponding empirical inference procedure for estimating long-run marginal cost in industries where production costs decline over time. In the context of the...

Nur Sunar, Erica Plambeck
September 8, 2015
A state with climate policy may impose a tax on imported products for greenhouse gas emissions that occur in production and transportation to its border (a so-called border adjustment). A buyer...
Stefan Reichelstein, Davina Drabkin

Between 2010 and 2012, SolarCity experienced tremendous growth in an industry that was generally perceived to be struggling.  Many other solar start-ups were failing—Solyndra, which had received a $535M loan...

Stephen Comello, Stefan J. Reichelstein
Energy Policy. November
10 , 2014, Vol. 74, Pages 579 – 588

We analyze a policy proposal for regulating the next generation of baseload electricity generation facilities in the United States. The cornerstone of this regulation is a (hypothetical) EPA mandate for...

Claire S.H. Lim, Ali Yurukoglu
July 20, 2014

This paper quantitatively assesses time inconsistency, asymmetric information, and political ideology in monopoly regulation of electricity distribution companies. Empirically, we estimate that (1) there is under-investment in electricity distribution capital...

Gireesh Shrimali, Anshuman Sahoo
Energy Policy. February
23 , 2014, Vol. 69, Pages 501 – 509

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), India׳s flagship policy for solar energy deployment, includes an increasingly strict Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) intended to promote the domestic crystalline photovoltaic solar...

Stefan Reichelstein, Christos Makridis

This case illustrates the tragedy of the commons through an interactive game to be played by students. At a United Nations world climate conference, students are divided into 10 regional...

Anshuman Sahoo, Gireesh Shrimali
Energy Policy. August
4 , 2013, Vol. 62, Pages 1470 – 1480

Often, a goal of renewable energy policies is the development of domestic renewable energy technology manufacturing capacity. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM) in India is an example; besides...

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