Richard K. MorseAffilated Researcher
Richard Morse addresses key uncertainties remaining in the implementation of cap and trade in California, speaking to leaders from business, policy, and academia in California. Read more »
Video: Morse Led the SLAC Colloquium on Coal Renaissance in a Post-Kyoto World
On Monday, June 13, 2011, as part of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's colloquium series, Richard Morse from the Program on Energy on Sustainable Development led the talk on “Addressing the ‘Coal Renaissance’ in a Post-Kyoto World.” Morse discussed the outlook for global carbon policy, how international coal markets are evolving, and what strategies and technologies might realistically be used to reduce emissions from coal. This Included discussions on the latest developments in Europe, China, and the US in carbon policy, and an analysis of international coal markets highlighting key issues for the future of Chinese energy consumption.
Richard Morse speaks at the IEA's Coal Market Conference in Beijing
Morse argued that significant exports from the Powder River Basin area could reach international markets in the coming years, and demonstrated how that would impact the international coal trade in Asia.
Richard Morse discussed how to reconcile global development goals -- which often rely on coal -- with US climate objectives at a US Department of State event on February 10th. Read more »
Wolak and Morse's op-ed in the UK Guardian argue that China's record coal imports are actually helping the climateOp-ed: Guardian.co.uk on December 30, 2010
PESD Director Frank Wolak and Research Associate Richard Morse's op-ed in the UK's Guardian, "China's green gift to the world", argues that China's record coal imports actually contribute to reductions -not increases- of global CO2 emissions.