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February 8th, 2010

India's addiction to coal

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Researcher Jeremy Carl and PESD affiliate David Victor are quoted in a two-part article series on coal in India, "India's Roaring Eonomy is Hitched to a Galloping Addiction to Coal" and "India's Future Energy Business Plan -Shop the World for More Coal." Read more »



January 11th, 2010

PESD researcher Jeremy Carl's op-ed piece on India's recent climate and energy negotiations with the United States featured in Indian Express

Op-ed: Indian Express on December 7, 2009

Jeremy Carl argues that despite India’s lack of a concrete binding target for significant CO2 emissions reductions, India’s climate commitments come through on other fronts. Read more »



December 10th, 2009

PESD researchers Mark Thurber and Xander Slaski embarked on a recent trip to India

Mark Thurber and Xander Slaski are traveling to India to learn more about the potential for commercial cookstove ventures. Read more »



November 18th, 2009

PESD research fellow Varun Rai is featured in the Harvard International Review

In a new article in the Fall 2009 issue of the Harvard International Review PESD research fellow Varun Rai discusses the critical elements of effective international carbon offsets markets. The article argues that fundamental problems of perverse incentives and huge transaction costs render the clean development mechanism (CDM) unfit as the backbone of international carbon offsets markets post-2012. Instead, the article emphasizes the need for multilateral deals around large sectors that leverage synergies between climate change benefits and the core interests of developing countries.




November 13th, 2009

PESD researcher Varun Rai discusses India's climate change policies on ClimateOne at the Commonwealth Club

PESD researcher Varun Rai along with Alexis Ringwald, a co-founder of Valence Energy and a co-organizer of the Climate Solutions Road Tour in India, answers questions regarding India’s critical role in the global climate chess game at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on October 6, 2009




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.




August 18th, 2009

Rai and Victor's paper published in Economic and Political Weekly

In a paper released in the 1 August 2009 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly Varun Rai and David Victor outline a strategy to inform which efforts in India offer the most leverage on emissions warming gases and which are most credible because they align with India's own interests.





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