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 »
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 »
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 »
Richard Morse: Australia’s landmark new climate policy should be considered a pragmatic successin 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.
Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »
A PESD study just released in Energy Policy found that stove businesses are challenging but feasible with deep financial backing and managerial acumen. However, such businesses struggle to make a serious dent in the household-level indoor air pollution problem that motivated many to pursue improved biomass stoves in the first place. Read more »
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 »