Mark Thurber
Associate Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University

Areas of Expertise
Natural Gas Technology, Electric Utilities, Renewable Energy, Carbon Markets

Mark Thurber is a Fellow at the Energy for Growth Hub where he leads on issues related to natural gas. Mark is Associate Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University and affiliated with the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative. Mark’s research focuses on how energy services can more effectively be delivered to low-income populations. Previously, Mark worked in the high-tech industry, focusing on manufacturing operations in Mexico, China, and Malaysia. He is the editor of Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply and The Global Coal Market. Mark holds a PhD from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering (Thermosciences) and a B.S.E. from Princeton University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.



Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Assessing Opportunities for Solar Lanterns to Improve Educational Outcomes in Rural Off-Grid Regions: Challenges and Lessons from a Randomized Controlled Trial. SSRN. December 15, 2018.
Gas-fired generation in a high-renewables world, June 2018, The costs of fossil-free development, March 2017, & Why Isn’t Natural Gas in India’s Climate Strategy? September 2016. Natural Gas Briefs, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative.
The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply. Pacific Energy Summit. February 2011.

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