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June 13th, 2012

Risk attitudes shapes national oil company strategies

Based on the research in Oil and Governance, PESD researchers Mark Thurber and David Hults argue that the incentives an NOC faces to take, avoid, or manage risk critically determine its strategy and whether it can achieve the particular goals of its host government. Read more »



April 4th, 2011

PESD researcher Gang He presented at the ESI international conference

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Gang He traveled to Singapore this past month to present for the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore‚Äôs conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security Post-Cancun: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region's Energy Security". Read more »



July 23rd, 2010

Morse quoted and PESD Working Paper featured in ClimateWire and The New York Times

in the news: ClimateWire, The New York Times on July 21, 2010

PESD researcher Richard Morse was interviewed and quoted on his views about China's deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies as China increase their CCS efforts with U.S. +HTML+ +PDF+
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May 24th, 2010

PESD releases study of Norway's national oil company Statoil

Norway is lauded as the rare example of a major oil and gas exporting country that has managed to avoid the "resource curse." A new study by PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Consulting Research Associate Benedicte Tangen Istad looks more closely at the Norwegian petroleum experience and the role of national oil company Statoil in it. The reality is messy and political but nonetheless an impressive story of how Norway built a vibrant domestic oil and gas industry on the back of national champion Statoil and a robust system of governance that could curb Statoil's excesses as needed at a few key junctures.




May 3rd, 2010

PESD Working Paper #88 - "The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy," featured in the New York Time's DOT EARTH blog

in the news: New York Times on April 30, 2010

The NYT's DOT EARTH blog entry on April 30, 2010 - "Coal Sans CO2: Appealing Pipe Dreams" featured PESD's Working Paper #88 by Richard Morse, Varun Rai, and Gang He




January 5th, 2010

Recent report on improved biomass stoves includes article by PESD Researchers

The Global Village Energy project released a report tackling the question of why the adoption of improved cook stoves has been so slow in developing countries. Titled, "Three Key Obstacles to Cookstove Adoption (And How to Overcome Them)," it contains an article by PESD researcher Xander Slaski and Assistant Director Mark Thurber.




October 26th, 2009

China Dialogue features PESD research on China CCS

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. +HTML+ +PDF+
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