Energy Business Innovations

Energy Business Innovations examines the challenges and opportunities for the electricity, transportation, and industrial sectors that emerge from the transition to a decarbonized energy future.

Despite broad consensus that the world’s economies must transition to decarbonized energy sources, questions remain whether this can be achieved in time to avert the most harmful consequences of global warming due to increased CO2 concentrations. Neither is it clear how different pathways to decarbonization compare in terms of economic benefits and costs.

EBI focuses on how the transition to a decarbonized energy future can be accelerated and accepted in the marketplace.

Research Focus Areas

  • The economics of moving to clean power
  • Integration of renewable energy into electric power systems around the world
  • Costs of energy storage
  • Prospects and synergies for electric mobility and the electric grid
  • Advances in digital technology in creating a flexible and decarbonized grid

EBI is a joint focus area of Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Precourt Institute for Energy. EBI receives partial funding from the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and is housed within the Sustainable Finance Initiative at Stanford University.

Naomi Hirose, former TEPCO president & CEO, on Leading After a Nuclear Disaster
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Leading After a Nuclear Disaster
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A conversation with Naomi Hirose, Vice Chairman, TEPCO, on how to effectively lead a company through catastrophe.