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March 24th, 2010

An article by PESD research fellow Varun Rai and affiliated faculty David Victor featured in the First Quarter 2010 issue of IAEE Energy Forum

PESD research fellow Varun Rai and PESD affiliated faculty David Victor's article titled "Identifying Viable Options in Developing Countries for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of India" offers a framework for identifying viable and credible climate change mitigation actions in developing countries. +HTML+ +PDF+
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March 17th, 2010

Point Carbon features PESD's latest report on Chinese wind projects

in the news: Point Carbon on March 16, 2010

Point Carbon covered and highlighted PESD's latest report on the controversy over Chinese wind projects in their March 16, 2010 article, China Wind Spat Could Paralyse CDM: The controversy over Chinese wind projects could threaten the future of the CDM.




March 15th, 2010

Bloomberg features PESD's research on Chinese wind CDM controversy

in the news: Bloomberg News on March 15, 2010

Bloomberg News features PESD's newest release, "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Richard's comments on key findings and CDM reform options as the UN prepares to address the controversy in the coming weeks. Read more »


PESD releases new Working Paper on the controversy over carbon offsets from Chinese wind power

In a new Working Paper, PESD researchers Gang He and Richard Morse offer a unique, comprehensive analysis of the biggest controversy in the global carbon market - the additionality of Chinese wind power in the Clean Development Mechanism.




January 5th, 2010

Recent report on improved biomass stoves includes article by PESD Researchers

The Global Village Energy project released a report tackling the question of why the adoption of improved cook stoves has been so slow in developing countries. Titled, "Three Key Obstacles to Cookstove Adoption (And How to Overcome Them)," it contains an article by PESD researcher Xander Slaski and Assistant Director Mark Thurber.




November 18th, 2009

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.




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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