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September 30th, 2010

New PESD Working Paper details challenges of designing carbon offsets for the transportation sector

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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 »



September 13th, 2010

PESD researcher Richard Morse quoted in Oregonian newspaper

in 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.




July 23rd, 2010

Morse quoted and PESD Working Paper featured in ClimateWire and The New York Times

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. +HTML+ +PDF+
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June 29th, 2010

Thurber quoted in Nature on climate change mitigation potential of natural gas

in 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.




June 22nd, 2010

Join us at our "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" conference

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. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available +PDF+ 6 presentations, conference agenda available
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June 17th, 2010

PESD Working Paper #90 featured in China Dialogue's two-part article series

in 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"




June 9th, 2010

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.





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