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May 19th, 2010

PESD Policy Brief: Natural Gas Can Play Key Role If Governments Support It

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber argues that natural gas, often the neglected stepchild of the climate debate, in fact has the most potential among energy supply options to achieve cost-effective greenhouse gas reductions in the near term. Dramatic advances in techniques for extracting "unconventional gas" could presage a bright future for the fuel, but only if governments do their part to support the expansion of gas demand and associated infrastructure.




May 7th, 2010

PESD invited to World Bank meeting on CDM reform

Researcher Richard Morse attended a World Bank consultation focusing on finding solutions to problems in the global carbon market (CDM). The meeting took place in Frankfurt on May 4th where Richard presented recent PESD research findings from working paper #90 "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy," and proposed possible policy options for carbon market reform.




May 3rd, 2010

PESD Working Paper #88 - "The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy," featured in the New York Time's DOT EARTH blog

in the news: New York Times on April 30, 2010

The NYT's DOT EARTH blog entry on April 30, 2010 - "Coal Sans CO2: Appealing Pipe Dreams" featured PESD's Working Paper #88 by Richard Morse, Varun Rai, and Gang He




April 9th, 2010

PESD's latest research on the Chinese wind CDM controversy was featured in Caixin Media's New Century Magazine

in the news: Caixin Media's New Century Magazine on April 5, 2010

Caixin Media features PESD's working paper "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Gang He's analysis and comments on the Chinese wind CDM controversy, CDM investment, and reform options.




March 30th, 2010

PESD researcher Varun Rai to speak at UCLA School of Law's India and Climate Change conference

PESD researcher Varun Rai will be a panelist on the challenges for domestic progress in India on climate and energy questions along with Ann Carlson (UCLA School of Law), Anjali Jaiswal (NRDC), and Armin Rosencranz (Stanford University). Read more »



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.





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