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March 17th, 2010

Point Carbon features PESD's latest report on Chinese wind projects

in the news: Point Carbon on March 16, 2010

Point Carbon covered and highlighted PESD's latest report on the controversy over Chinese wind projects in their March 16, 2010 article, China Wind Spat Could Paralyse CDM: The controversy over Chinese wind projects could threaten the future of the CDM.




March 15th, 2010

Bloomberg features PESD's research on Chinese wind CDM controversy

in the news: Bloomberg News on March 15, 2010

Bloomberg News features PESD's newest release, "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Richard's comments on key findings and CDM reform options as the UN prepares to address the controversy in the coming weeks. Read more »


PESD releases new Working Paper on the controversy over carbon offsets from Chinese wind power

In a new Working Paper, PESD researchers Gang He and Richard Morse offer a unique, comprehensive analysis of the biggest controversy in the global carbon market - the additionality of Chinese wind power in the Clean Development Mechanism.




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.




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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October 16th, 2009

PESD releases new working paper on the real drivers of carbon capture and storage in China and implications for climate policy

PESD researchers Richard Morse, Gang He, and Varun Rai offer a cutting-edge analysis of China's carbon capture and sequestration efforts, which are now widely viewed as critical for stabilization of the global climate. They argue that China's energy security interests are the primary drivers of current CCS projects. Contemplating CCS at scale in the Chinese context, they argue that Chinese energy markets present special obstacles for deploying CCS in China and offer insights into how international climate policy can engage this crucial problem.




September 8th, 2009

PESD's China CCS research in Point Carbon News

in the news: Point Carbon News on September 8, 2009

Point Carbon reports on PESD's discussion of the potential role carbon markets might play in paying for CCS in China. +HTML+ +PDF+
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