Programs to enlist developing countries in climate change mitigation by granting credits for carbon emissions reductions across entire sectors like transportation are quite appealing in principle. However, as researcher Adam Millard-Ball shows in PESD Working Paper #97, "Adverse Selection in an Opt-In Emissions Trading Program: The Case of Sectoral Crediting for Transportation," any practical implementation of such schemes would entail thorny trade offs between economic efficiency, environmental effectiveness, and political acceptability. Read more »
PESD researcher Richard Morse quoted in Oregonian newspaperin the news: Oregonian newspaper on September 9, 2010
Richard Morse discusses how Indian and Chinese coal demand could open up new coal export routes off the U.S. West Coast in the Oregonian newspaper.
in the news: ClimateWire, The New York Times on July 21, 2010
PESD researcher Richard Morse was interviewed and quoted on his views about China's deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies as China increase their CCS efforts with U.S.
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Thurber quoted in Nature on climate change mitigation potential of natural gasin the news: Nature News on June 26, 2010
Commenting in Nature magazine, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber emphasized the key role for natural gas in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, both in the US and in key emerging markets like China.
On September 7, 2010, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted an all-day conference on "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" in the Bechtel Conference Center. This conference featured presentations by leading researchers on the political, economic, and regulatory challenges associated with major climate policy instruments. Audio & Video transcripts available 6 presentations, conference agenda available
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PESD Working Paper #90 featured in China Dialogue's two-part article seriesin the news: China Dialogue on June 11, 2010
China Dialogue summarized PESD Working Paper #90 - Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy by PESD Researchers Gang He and Richard Morse in their two-part article series titled "Lessons from Controversy"
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Trading Carbon Magazine features a new article by PESD researchers Richard Morse and Gang He
PESD researchers Richard Morse and Gang He investigate the lessons to be learned from the CDM's Chinese wind controversy and discuss how to improve carbon policy and carbon trading in the developing world.