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September 4th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal features PESD's new China CCS research

in the news: Wall Street Journal on September 4, 2009

The WSJ calls PESD's new China CCS paper, The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy, "fascinating" and considers its analysis of the obstacles for deploying CCS in China. Read more »



September 3rd, 2009

Bloomberg News highlights PESD's research on CCS in China

in the news: Bloomberg News on September 3, 2009

Bloomberg discusses PESD's publication The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy and how its conclusions impact the debate ahead of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Read more »



August 15th, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on "finesse" and "game-changer" strategies for advancing carbon capture and storage

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In a new PESD working paper, Robert A. James of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP classifies frontier project development strategies into "finesses" and "game-changers." James then considers the implications of this framework for the case of carbon capture and storage (CCS), where numerous legal, business and technological barriers seem to stand in the way of wide technology deployment.




August 11th, 2009

PESD CCS research quoted in The Washington Post

in the news: The Washington Post on August 11, 2009

A Washington Post article on 11 August 2009 titled "Coal's Future Wagered on Carbon Capture" by Steven Mufson quoted PESD research on the economics and scale of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The article discusses the need for CCS at scale, and also highlights the technological and cost challenges of CCS. Read more »



June 23rd, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector

Focusing on capture systems for coal-fired power plants until 2030, a sensitivity analysis of key CCS parameters is performed to gain insight into the role that CCS can play in future mitigation scenarios and to explore implications of large-scale CCS deployment.




May 13th, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on technology and capital investment scenarios for CCS technology

in the news: PESD Working Paper Series on May 13, 2009

In a new working paper, PESD research affiliate, Danny Cullenward studies the required rates of growth and capital investments needed to meet various long-term projections for CCS. Using the PESD Carbon Storage Database as a baseline, this paper creates four empirically-grounded scenarios about the development of the CCS industry to 2020. These possible starting points (the scenarios) are then used to calculate the sustained growth needed to meet CO2 storage estimates reported by the IPCC over the course of this century (out to 2100). Read more »



February 3rd, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on challenges to deployment of carbon capture and storage technology

PESD researchers Varun Rai, David Victor, and Mark Thurber find that the conventional wisdom used for deployment and diffusion of technologies is not applicable when thinking about deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS). +HTML+
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