The “peak oil” fallacy is not new; in fact it has long inflicted real harm in the geopolitical sphere despite persistent evidence of its falsity. Roger Stern, Research Assistant Professor of Energy at the University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business, describes in a new PESD working paper how “oil scarcity ideology” influenced US national security policy in profoundly detrimental ways from 1909 to 1980. Read more »
Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »
PESD paper helps frame conference session on Asian natural gasAnnouncement
PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Research Associate Joseph Chang wrote "The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply" that helped frame the discussion at the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. The study explores and assesses the policy options that gas-rich governments can use to develop domestic gas markets, with a focus on major Asian gas-producing countries.
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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’s conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security Post-Cancun: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region's Energy Security". Read more »
PESD paper on the future of South African coal featured in Bloombergin the news: Bloomberg
In the Bloomberg news article "Zuma's Quest for India Ties Threatens S. Africa Power Supply," PESD Working Paper #100 by Anton Eberhard titled "The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges" was cited in the estimation of the price Africa's utility Eskom Holdings Ltd. pays for coal.
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.
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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 blogin the news: New York Times on April 30, 2010
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