PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber presented a paper on oil governance at the 2010 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) held from February 17-20th in New Orleans. Read more »
Mark Thurber and Xander Slaski are traveling to India to learn more about the potential for commercial cookstove ventures. Read more »
in the news: The Washington Post on August 11, 2009
A Washington Post article on 11 August 2009 titled "Coal's Future Wagered on Carbon Capture" by Steven Mufson quoted PESD research on the economics and scale of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The article discusses the need for CCS at scale, and also highlights the technological and cost challenges of CCS. Read more »
in the news: Green Inc. Blog New York Times on June 22, 2009
Green Inc. Blog follows David Victor's ruminations on geo-engineering and his call for governments and policymakers to take the topic seriously. Read more »
in the news: Interaction Quarterly, Stanford Report on April 15, 2009
PESD's innovative and interdisciplinary approach to its National Oil Companies (NOC) Study is featured in the recent issue of Interaction, which explores the future of oil and those studying the complex topic across the university. Read more »
PESD releases new working paper on challenges to deployment of carbon capture and storage technology
PESD researchers Varun Rai, David Victor, and Mark Thurber find that the conventional wisdom used for deployment and diffusion of technologies is not applicable when thinking about deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS).
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PESD Director, David Victor, proposes the use of accession protocols -- used in becoming a member nation in international economic institutions -- as a model for more successful engagement by developing countries in curbing greenhouse gases.
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