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 Working Paper #90 featured in China Dialogue's two-part article seriesin the news: China Dialogue on June 11, 2010
China Dialogue summarized PESD Working Paper #90 - Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy by PESD Researchers Gang He and Richard Morse in their two-part article series titled "Lessons from Controversy"
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- » China Dialogue Article Part One/English
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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.
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- » 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 invited to World Bank meeting on CDM reform
Researcher Richard Morse attended a World Bank consultation focusing on finding solutions to problems in the global carbon market (CDM). The meeting took place in Frankfurt on May 4th where Richard presented recent PESD research findings from working paper #90 "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy," and proposed possible policy options for carbon market reform.
PESD's latest research on the Chinese wind CDM controversy was featured in Caixin Media's New Century Magazinein the news: Caixin Media's New Century Magazine on April 5, 2010
Caixin Media features PESD's working paper "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Gang He's analysis and comments on the Chinese wind CDM controversy, CDM investment, and reform options.
Point Carbon features PESD's latest report on Chinese wind projectsin 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.
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