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October 16th, 2009

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.



PESD researchers consider obstacles to technology adoption by the poor

Xander Slaski and Mark Thurber introduce a framework for understanding why the poor often fail to adopt seemingly beneficial technologies like improved biomass cookstoves. +PDF+
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September 8th, 2009

The Boston Review releases Victor and Morse's "Living With Coal"

Op-ed: The Boston Review on September 9, 2009

David Victor and Richard Morse explain why coal, the world's fastest growing fossil fuel and leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, is here to stay and how climate policy can tackle this problem. Their piece is also featured in Engineering World's October/November 2009 issue.



PESD's China CCS research in Point Carbon News

in the news: Point Carbon News on September 8, 2009

Point Carbon reports on PESD's discussion of the potential role carbon markets might play in paying for CCS in China. +HTML+ +PDF+
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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 18th, 2009

Rai and Victor's paper published in Economic and Political Weekly

In a paper released in the 1 August 2009 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly Varun Rai and David Victor outline a strategy to inform which efforts in India offer the most leverage on emissions warming gases and which are most credible because they align with India's own interests.





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