The Wall Street Journal features PESD's new China CCS researchin the news: Wall Street Journal on September 4, 2009
The WSJ calls PESD's new China CCS paper, The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy, "fascinating" and considers its analysis of the obstacles for deploying CCS in China. Read more »
Bloomberg News highlights PESD's research on CCS in Chinain the news: Bloomberg News on September 3, 2009
Bloomberg discusses PESD's publication The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy and how its conclusions impact the debate ahead of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Read more »
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.
PESD releases new working paper on "finesse" and "game-changer" strategies for advancing carbon capture and storagein the news
In a new PESD working paper, Robert A. James of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP classifies frontier project development strategies into "finesses" and "game-changers." James then considers the implications of this framework for the case of carbon capture and storage (CCS), where numerous legal, business and technological barriers seem to stand in the way of wide technology deployment.
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in the news: Atlantic Monthly
As the threat of global warming grows more urgent, a few scientists are considering radical and possibly extremely dangerous schemes for re-engineering the climate by brute force. Their ideas are technologically plausible and quite cheap. So cheap, in fact, that a rich and committed environmentalist could act on them tomorrow. And that's the scariest part. Read more »
India has been famous for arguing that it (and the rest of the developing world) should incur no expense in controlling emissions that cause climate change. The West caused the problem and it should clean it up. That argument is increasingly untenable-both in the fundamental arithmetic of climate change, which is a problem that is impossible to solve without developing country participation, and in the political reality that important western partners will increasingly demand more of India and other developing countries. India's own public is also demanding more.
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Op-ed: Newsweek International on February 14, 2009
David Victor pinpoints some of the challenges ahead for the new Obama administration with respect to a coherent, national climate change policy. It will be tough to make Copenhagen successful if the U.S. lacks a national strategy to show off. Victor says that might be a good thing in that it will force the U.S to spend some time crafting real climate change policy leadership. Read more »