Institutions and Organizations
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 »
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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From Acai to Access: Distributed Electrification in Rural Brazil
PESD researcher, Hisham Zerriffi, examines the success and failure in the use of small scale technologies for rural electrification.
in the news: The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 31, 2006
An international climate regime should evolve slowly, in piecemeal fashion, just as the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade did, argues Dr. Victor. "I have come to be even more aware of the fragmented, bottom-up nature of these kinds of systems," he says. Read more »
A looser patchwork of international agreements that puts more emphasis on research and development is what is needed to address the escalating problem of climate change, says David Victorin the news: The Chronicle of Education on March 31, 2006
Senior fellows David Victor and Stephen Schneider provide comment on the impacts of the Kyoto protocol on climate change. Read more »