Science and Technology
PESD releases new working paper on the real drivers of carbon capture and storage in China and implications for climate policy
PESD researchers Richard Morse, Gang He, and Varun Rai offer a cutting-edge analysis of China's carbon capture and sequestration efforts, which are now widely viewed as critical for stabilization of the global climate. They argue that China's energy security interests are the primary drivers of current CCS projects. Contemplating CCS at scale in the Chinese context, they argue that Chinese energy markets present special obstacles for deploying CCS in China and offer insights into how international climate policy can engage this crucial problem.
Xander Slaski and Mark Thurber introduce a framework for understanding why the poor often fail to adopt seemingly beneficial technologies like improved biomass cookstoves.
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in the news: Point Carbon News on September 8, 2009
Point Carbon reports on PESD's discussion of the potential role carbon markets might play in paying for CCS in China.
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The Wall Street Journal features PESD's new China CCS researchin the news: Wall Street Journal on September 4, 2009
The WSJ calls PESD's new China CCS paper, The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy, "fascinating" and considers its analysis of the obstacles for deploying CCS in China. Read more »
Bloomberg News highlights PESD's research on CCS in Chinain the news: Bloomberg News on September 3, 2009
Bloomberg discusses PESD's publication The Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy and how its conclusions impact the debate ahead of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Read more »
Rai and Victor's paper published in Economic and Political Weekly
In a paper released in the 1 August 2009 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly Varun Rai and David Victor outline a strategy to inform which efforts in India offer the most leverage on emissions warming gases and which are most credible because they align with India's own interests.
in the news: The Washington Post on August 11, 2009
A Washington Post article on 11 August 2009 titled "Coal's Future Wagered on Carbon Capture" by Steven Mufson quoted PESD research on the economics and scale of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The article discusses the need for CCS at scale, and also highlights the technological and cost challenges of CCS. Read more »