21 May 2013 - 22 May 2013
Stanford, California

GEA West Coast Launch Conference

The Precourt Institute for Energy hosted a major conference at Stanford University, as part of the global campaign to launch the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) report.  

Leading researchers, national and international policy makers, managers, advocates in areas of energy, technology, investment, economic development, international aid, and integrated assessment will gather together to review their findings.  A comprehensive strategy will be presented for poverty eradication, climate change mitigation, health, energy security, and energy access.  GEA research aims to facilitate equitable and sustainable energy services for all, in particular the two billion people who currently lack access to clean, modern energy. Read a report from the event.

Videos and presentations

Videos and presentations from the event are available online at the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Introduction: Stanford Researcher and GEA author Sally Benson provided the introduction to the 2-day event. More videos.

 More videos

Notable participants included:

Sally Benson, Director, Global Energy Climate Project, Acting Director,PrecourtInstitute for Energy, Stanford University

  • Arnulf Grubler, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria and Yale University
  • Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Professor of Energy Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Joyashree Roy,JadavpurUniversity, India
  • Robert N. Schock, World Energy Council, UK and Center for Global Security Research, USA
  • Kirk R. Smith, University of California, Berkeley
  • Wim C. Turkenburg, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Central European University, Hungary
  • Kurt Yeager,Electric Power Research Institute and Galvin Electricity Initiative, USA


Stanford University
Precourt Institute for Energy
Munger Conference Center
555 Salvatierra Way
Stanford, CA 94305

(Day 1) May 20: 8:30 am Continental Breakfast, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
(Day 2) May 21: 8:30 am Continental Breakfast, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information please visit the conference website.
View the program and list of speakers here.

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