Thurber quoted in Nature on climate change mitigation potential of natural gasin the news: Nature News on June 26, 2010
Commenting in Nature magazine, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber emphasized the key role for natural gas in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, both in the US and in key emerging markets like China.
On September 7, 2010, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted an all-day conference on "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" in the Bechtel Conference Center. This conference featured presentations by leading researchers on the political, economic, and regulatory challenges associated with major climate policy instruments. Audio & Video transcripts available 6 presentations, conference agenda available
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PESD Policy Brief: Natural Gas Can Play Key Role If Governments Support It
PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber argues that natural gas, often the neglected stepchild of the climate debate, in fact has the most potential among energy supply options to achieve cost-effective greenhouse gas reductions in the near term. Dramatic advances in techniques for extracting "unconventional gas" could presage a bright future for the fuel, but only if governments do their part to support the expansion of gas demand and associated infrastructure.
PESD Director Frank Wolak travels to the White House for the Energy Innovation Conference
At the request of the Kauffman Foundation, PESD director Frank Wolak compiled a list of state and local regulatory barriers that restrain the commercialization of technologies that would reduce the carbon content of energy services consumed in the United States.
- » Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services
- » The White House Blog: Advancing Energy Innovation through Cross-Sector Partnerships
- » Kauffman Foundation: State and Local Regulatory Hurdles Can Slow Clean Energy Innovations
- » Department of Energy Announces $60 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects
PESD releases new Working Paper titled "Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC
In PESD's Working Paper #91 titled "Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC," research fellow Varun Rai attempts to unpack the dynamic between India and its largest state-owned company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) devoted to exploration and production.
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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.
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in the news: Science Magazine on September 28, 2009
Science Magazine's special CCS issue features PESD researcher Richard Morse, who discusses the state of CCS in China. Read more »