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June 27th, 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak answers nuclear power question on FREAKONOMICS blog

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Frank Wolak was an invited commentator writing in the FREAKONOMICS June 21, 2011 blog posting titled, "What Happens Next as the World Turns Away From Nuclear Power?" Read more »



October 26th, 2009

China Dialogue features PESD research on China CCS

in the news: China Dialogue on October 23, 2009

PESD's Research Associate, Gang He, discusses the energy dilemma of doing CCS in China and sets out his technical and policy recommendations for China's adoption of this important technology. +HTML+ +PDF+
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September 8th, 2009

The Boston Review releases Victor and Morse's "Living With Coal"

Op-ed: The Boston Review on September 9, 2009

David Victor and Richard Morse explain why coal, the world's fastest growing fossil fuel and leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, is here to stay and how climate policy can tackle this problem. Their piece is also featured in Engineering World's October/November 2009 issue.




January 5th, 2009

The big winner is coal

Op-ed: Newsweek on January 12, 2009

Coal is looking like the energy winner in the current economic crisis, David Victor and Varun Rai say in Newsweek. Declining coal prices coupled with a crippled world economy means more countries are pushing ahead for energy extracted from coal. The implementation and further development of clean coal technology is also at a standstill due to a lack of investment capital and falling CO2 prices. Read more »



August 27th, 2007

PESD associate reports to Boston Globe on unclean oil alternatives

in the news: Boston Globe on August 19, 2007

Mike Jackson suggests carbon policies to guide energy projects towards cleaner technologies at times of high oil prices Read more »



June 1st, 2007

PESD writings on climate change contribute to Bush policy reversal

in the news: New York Times on June 1, 2007

PESD director David Victor states a radically new approach to the organizition of the global effort to mitigate greenhouse gases can only be taken seriously with a clear domestic plan for emissions abatement by the U.S. Read more »



February 13th, 2007

Victor, Cullenward discuss climate change in Boston Review

In Boston Review's January/February 2007 issue, PESD Director David Victor and PESD researcher Danny Cullenward discuss why pursuing technologies that burn coal more cleanly is the "only practical approach" to stopping global warming. Their proposal is part of a larger forum on climate change led by MIT meteorology professor Kerry Emanuel. Read more »




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