Bloomberg News features PESD's newest release, "Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy" by researchers Gang He and Richard Morse. The article highlights Richard's comments on key findings and CDM reform options as the UN prepares to address the controversy in the coming weeks. Read more »
PESD releases new Working Paper on the controversy over carbon offsets from Chinese wind power
In a new Working Paper, PESD researchers Gang He and Richard Morse offer a unique, comprehensive analysis of the biggest controversy in the global carbon market - the additionality of Chinese wind power in the Clean Development Mechanism.
PESD researcher Jeremy Carl's op-ed piece on India's recent climate and energy negotiations with the United States featured in Indian ExpressOp-ed: Indian Express on December 7, 2009
Jeremy Carl argues that despite India’s lack of a concrete binding target for significant CO2 emissions reductions, India’s climate commitments come through on other fronts. Read more »
in the news: New York Times on February 5, 2009
Climate and energy experts are urging the Obama administration to emphasize the mutual curbing of greenhouse gases as it develops a platform for diplomatic engagement under the new administration. Two new reports lay out a framework for this policy roadmap. David Victor comments on the possibilities for success in this endeavor given the current financial crisis. Read more »
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 »
Google's initiative RE < C seeks to develop sources of renewable energy that are cheaper than coal-fired power. David Victor speaks to an audience at Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters about the current status and future prospects for coal -- the right hand side of Google's equation.
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Another Look at Renewables on India's Sagar Island
India's Sagar Island is renowned among Hindu devotees for its pilgrimage sites and in the renewable energy community for its locally-managed solar and wind projects. Field work by PESD Researcher Sam Shrank corroborates some of the benefits of these off-grid electricity generators but suggests that the business model for running them is not as sustainable or replicable as the literature implies.