June 18, 2012

PEEC scholar Giraudet’s PhD thesis on energy efficiency
louis-gaetan giraudetpolicy recognized for excellence

STANFORD, Calif.--Louis-Gaetan Giraudet, a Precourt Energy Efficiency Center postdoctoral fellow, was one of three recipients of the inaugural Paul Caseau Prize awarded by The National Academy of Technologies of France and utility Electricite de France. The annual prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertations defended the previous year by scholars in France in three subject areas related to energy.

Giraudet’s thesis, “Policy Instruments for Energy Conservation: A Multidimensional Assessment,” won in the subject area of developing uses of electricity and energy efficiency. He received his award, which includes at 10,000 euro honorarium, in Paris on June 18. At PEEC, Giraudet is working on public economics, energy-economy modeling and institutional policy analysis applied to energy conservation.

In photo at right, Giraudet discussed his work at the ceremony. For more information about the award, in French, visit


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