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June 13th, 2012

Risk attitudes shapes national oil company strategies

Based on the research in Oil and Governance, PESD researchers Mark Thurber and David Hults argue that the incentives an NOC faces to take, avoid, or manage risk critically determine its strategy and whether it can achieve the particular goals of its host government. Read more »



October 26th, 2009

China Dialogue features PESD research on China CCS

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. +HTML+ +PDF+
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September 17th, 2009

Thurber discusses decline of Mexico's Cantarell oil field in The Wall Street Journal

in the news: Wall Street Journal on September 9, 2009

David Luhnow of The Wall Street Journal quotes PESD assistant director Mark Thurber on the failure of Mexican politicians to engage the crisis presented by the stunning decline of the country's principal oil field. Read more »



January 26th, 2009

David Victor comments on U.S.-Canadian energy policy in 2009

in the news: Canadian Business on January 26, 2009

David Victor says a carbon fuel standard is likely under the Obama administration. This poses a market challenge for oilsands producers such as Canada's Alberta province. Oilsands are more CO2 intensive than conventional crude oil. If the U.S begins to put these limits in place, Canada will be pressured to do more. Read more »



August 27th, 2007

PESD associate reports to Boston Globe on unclean oil alternatives

in the news: Boston Globe on August 19, 2007

Mike Jackson suggests carbon policies to guide energy projects towards cleaner technologies at times of high oil prices Read more »



June 18th, 2007

Newsweek article on climate change by PESD director David Victor

Op-ed: Newsweek International on June 25, 2007

In Newsweek International, David Victor writes on geoengineering as a possible means to slow global warming if efforts to mitigate carbon emissions fall short. Read more »



February 13th, 2007

Victor, Cullenward discuss climate change in Boston Review

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 »




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