Nuclear Security & Risk
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).
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in the news
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.
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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 »
Newsweek International Special Reportsin the news
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »