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June 13th, 2012

Risk attitudes shapes national oil company strategies

Based on the research in Oil and Governance, PESD researchers Mark Thurber and David Hults argue that the incentives an NOC faces to take, avoid, or manage risk critically determine its strategy and whether it can achieve the particular goals of its host government. Read more »



April 27th, 2012

Six new U.S. coal export sites in the works

in the news: ClimateWire on April 27, 2012

Facing flagging domestic demand, US coal producers are pushing hard for rail and port infrastructure that would enable exports to China from the Pacific Northwest, says PESD researcher Richard Morse in Climate Wire. (PESD's upcoming annual conference will consider the environmental impacts of such developments.)




April 9th, 2012

US on the verge of becoming major coal exporter

As abundant domestic natural gas production erodes coal’s market share in the US, coal producers are looking to overseas markets for growth. At the Argus Americas Coal Summit, Richard Morse gave a presentation discussing the competitive dynamics of US coal exports in world markets. Morse argued that conditions for expansion of US steam coal exports are favorable, but key risks remain that could make or break this “globalization” of the US coal market. Read more »



February 14th, 2012

Thurber talks about what “clean coal” means in Asia

In his National Bureau of Asian Research interview, Mark Thurber outlines the key issues that define Asia’s rising energy demand, the emerging global market for coal, new technologies for this age-old energy source, and how stakeholders can come together to help shape the region's future energy mix. Read more »



November 23rd, 2011

Richard Morse: Australia’s landmark new climate policy should be considered a pragmatic success

in the news

Richard Morse participates in the NYT Dot Earth’s debate on Australia's new carbon policy and how to address emissions from increasing coal demand in Asia. To read more, please visit NY Times' article link below.




November 22nd, 2011

PESD Research Informs 2011 World Energy Outlook

Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »



September 28th, 2011

Morse to speak at the UT Energy Symposium

Richard K. Morse is the invited speaker for the UT Energy Symposium on November 3, 2011 about international coal markets -focusing on coal, climate, and China. Read more »




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