PESD Working Paper #101 on Australia's black coal industry featured in Platts Coal Trader InternationalAnnouncement
Platts' most recent issue of Coal Trader International features PESD Working Paper #101 by Bart Lucarelli. The paper sketches the development of Australia’s export coal industry, from its shaky start in the aftermath of the Second World War amid a glut of cheap oil, to the "phenomenal success story" of today.
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PESD releases cutting-edge study on the future of Australia's coal market
Critical challenges now facing the industry are poised to determine whether Australia will continue to be the globe's largest coal supplier.
Research by PESD researchers Richard Morse and Gang He cited in Bloomberg Newsin the news: Bloomberg News on June 21, 2010
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Does the Huge China-Australia Coal Deal Square with the Copenhagen Accord?in the news: New York Times on February 16, 2010
The $60 billion coal export contract between Resourcehouse (Australian mining company) and China Power International Development has prompted criticism, debate, concerns, as well as raised new questions on what countries are accountable for in global warming. The New York Times article covering this coal deal featured and quoted PESD researcher Jeremy Carl and PESD affiliate Bart Lucarelli.
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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Carbon markets need reform, say Wara and Victorin the news
A new PESD working paper, "A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets" by Michael Wara and David Victor, argues that a substantial fraction of the international carbon market does not actually represent real reductions in emissions. They also argue that these international credits, which are part of the Kyoto Protocol's "Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)," will not offer companies reliable ways to contain the cost of complying with limits on emissions. Links below to the original paper and reporting in many sources, including the Economist, Guardian, Le Monde, National Public Radio, and BBC Radio.
- » A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets
- » Guardian (UK)
- » Le Monde (France)
- » Economist
- » Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
In Boston Review's January/February 2007 issue, PESD Director David Victor and PESD researcher Danny Cullenward discuss why pursuing technologies that burn coal more cleanly is the "only practical approach" to stopping global warming. Their proposal is part of a larger forum on climate change led by MIT meteorology professor Kerry Emanuel. Read more »