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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.




August 11th, 2009

PESD CCS research quoted in The Washington Post

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 »



March 27th, 2009

Foreign Affairs hosts David Victor for online Q&A on climate change

David Victor takes questions on the subject of climate change and what governments, businesses and scientists can do about it. Read more »



March 19th, 2009

Has the time come for climate engineering?

David Victor and several co-authors write in the current issue of Foreign Affairs about the controversial topic of climate engineering, a strategy for addressing the earth's warming climate. +PDF+
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February 26th, 2009

The geoengineering option

David Victor writes, in this recent journal article for Foreign Affairs, that as climate change accelerates, policymakers may have to consider "geoengineering" as an emergency strategy to cool the planet. Engineering the climate strikes most as a bad idea, but it is time to start taking it seriously.




February 3rd, 2009

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). +HTML+
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