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February 8th, 2011

Wolak's climate op-ed featured in the UK Guardian

Op-ed: UK Guardian on February 5, 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak explain how the unknown price tag of carbon and uncertainty of US National climate policy are impeding on investments for oil substitutes.




January 20th, 2011

Wolak's comment to NYT's Room for Debate question: "Can the U.S. Compete with China on Green Tech?"

in the news: New York Times on January 19, 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak participated in the New York Times’ Room for Debate about whether the U.S. can compete with China on green tech and the obstacles facing American companies trying to win the front on clean energy in the global market.




January 3rd, 2011

PESD study on China's effort to restructure its coal market featured by Bloomberg and Platts

in the news: Platts on December 15, 2010

Platts and Bloomberg News highlighted key findings from the recent PESD report, "Remaking the World's Largest Coal Market: The Quest to Develop Large Coal-Power Bases in China".




December 3rd, 2010

New PESD research examines China's efforts to remake its coal and power sectors

PESD's new research analyzes China's coal-power base reforms and how they will impact Chinese and global coal markets. Read more »



November 29th, 2010

PESD to be at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Cancun

Announcement

Through an invitation by the International Emissions Trading Association, PESD researcher Richard Morse will be presenting PESD research findings on carbon markets. Read more »



September 30th, 2010

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

Announcement

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.





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