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 »
Chinese State media Xinhua News front page features PESD researchers Gang He and Richard Morse's analysis of Chinese and American climate policyin the news
The Chinese State media Xinhua News interviewed and featured the analysis of PESD researchers Gang He and Richard Morse on their front page. Read more »
PESD research fellow Varun Rai is featured in the Harvard International Review
In a new article in the Fall 2009 issue of the Harvard International Review PESD research fellow Varun Rai discusses the critical elements of effective international carbon offsets markets. The article argues that fundamental problems of perverse incentives and huge transaction costs render the clean development mechanism (CDM) unfit as the backbone of international carbon offsets markets post-2012. Instead, the article emphasizes the need for multilateral deals around large sectors that leverage synergies between climate change benefits and the core interests of developing countries.
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.
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in the news: Wall Street Journal on September 9, 2009
David Luhnow of The Wall Street Journal quotes PESD assistant director Mark Thurber on the failure of Mexican politicians to engage the crisis presented by the stunning decline of the country's principal oil field. Read more »
The Boston Review releases Victor and Morse's "Living With Coal"Op-ed: The Boston Review on September 9, 2009
David Victor and Richard Morse explain why coal, the world's fastest growing fossil fuel and leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, is here to stay and how climate policy can tackle this problem. Their piece is also featured in Engineering World's October/November 2009 issue.
PESD releases new working paper on "finesse" and "game-changer" strategies for advancing carbon capture and storagein the news
In a new PESD working paper, Robert A. James of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP classifies frontier project development strategies into "finesses" and "game-changers." James then considers the implications of this framework for the case of carbon capture and storage (CCS), where numerous legal, business and technological barriers seem to stand in the way of wide technology deployment.
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