Gang He traveled to Singapore this past month to present for the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore’s conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security Post-Cancun: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region's Energy Security". Read more »
in the news: ClimateWire, The New York Times on July 21, 2010
PESD researcher Richard Morse was interviewed and quoted on his views about China's deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies as China increase their CCS efforts with U.S.
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PESD Working Paper #88 - "The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy," featured in the New York Time's DOT EARTH blogin the news: New York Times on April 30, 2010
- » Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy
- » NYT's blog entry
Dr. Michael Wara testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Researchin the news
On December 3rd, Dr. Michael Wara testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research about carbon offsets. Dr. Wara along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Chief Economist, the Congressional Budget Office's Assistant Director for Microeconomics Studies, and a panel of professors with expertise in agricultural and environmental economics, participated in the Committee's continued review on the costs and benefits of agriculture offsets.
- » (Full transcript) House Committee on Agriculture: Witness Opening Statements
- » Stanford Law School Environmental and Energy Insights Blog
PESD research fellow Varun Rai is featured in the Harvard International Review
In a new article in the Fall 2009 issue of the Harvard International Review PESD research fellow Varun Rai discusses the critical elements of effective international carbon offsets markets. The article argues that fundamental problems of perverse incentives and huge transaction costs render the clean development mechanism (CDM) unfit as the backbone of international carbon offsets markets post-2012. Instead, the article emphasizes the need for multilateral deals around large sectors that leverage synergies between climate change benefits and the core interests of developing countries.
in the news: China Dialogue on October 23, 2009
PESD's Research Associate, Gang He, discusses the energy dilemma of doing CCS in China and sets out his technical and policy recommendations for China's adoption of this important technology.
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PESD releases new working paper on the real drivers of carbon capture and storage in China and implications for climate policy
PESD researchers Richard Morse, Gang He, and Varun Rai offer a cutting-edge analysis of China's carbon capture and sequestration efforts, which are now widely viewed as critical for stabilization of the global climate. They argue that China's energy security interests are the primary drivers of current CCS projects. Contemplating CCS at scale in the Chinese context, they argue that Chinese energy markets present special obstacles for deploying CCS in China and offer insights into how international climate policy can engage this crucial problem.