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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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October 13th, 2008

Nobel laureate outlines strategy to reduce nuclear proliferation risk

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In Issues in Science and Technology this month, PESD senior fellow and Nobel laureate in physics, Burton Richter, discusses how the international political community might address proliferation risk inherent in the expansion of nuclear energy. +HTML+ +PDF+
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September 10th, 2008

David Victor reviews Thomas Friedman's 'Hot, Flat, and Crowded'

in the news: New York Times on September 9, 2008

Thomas Friedman's new book "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" decries the perils of dependence on fossil fuels and calls for a Green Revolution to sweep American politics and stimulate the economy. Read more »



July 2nd, 2008

Newsweek International Special Reports

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PESD scholars Burton Richter and David Victor have pieces in the International Edition of Newsweek. Richter explains why France's nuclear power program puts it in the catbird seat on tackling global warming. Victor laments that high food prices have created an opportunity for governments to cut harmful farm subsidies--and governments are, for the most part, doing the opposite.




March 3rd, 2008

The Energy Trap: Why the United States is doomed to be an energy outlaw

Op-ed: Newsweek on March 3, 2008

Democrats voting in Ohio and Texas may well decide the shape of the U.S. presidential election. Regardless of who they choose to run against Sen. John McCain, the all but certain Republican candidate, it is likely that energy issues will figure more prominently in the election than at any time in the last generation. Read more »



November 6th, 2007

Wired Magazine interviews Jeremy Carl on Clean Coal

Q&A: Wired Magazine on November 6, 2007

Clean coal is a possible answer for China and India, says Jeremy Carl, a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford and a fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development. Mr. Carl describes clean coal options from desulfurization to integrated gasification-combined-cycle (IGCC) plants to carbon capture and sequestration. Read more »



June 1st, 2007

PESD writings on climate change contribute to Bush policy reversal

in the news: New York Times on June 1, 2007

PESD director David Victor states a radically new approach to the organizition of the global effort to mitigate greenhouse gases can only be taken seriously with a clear domestic plan for emissions abatement by the U.S. Read more »




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