Nolan and Thurber identify risk as a major driver of whether countries use private or state-owned oil companies
In a new working paper, PESD affiliate Peter A. Nolan and associate director Mark Thurber find that considerations of risk help explain why oil-rich states may choose international oil companies rather than state-controlled enterprises to find and extract oil in "frontier" territories.
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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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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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in the news: Atlantic Monthly
As the threat of global warming grows more urgent, a few scientists are considering radical and possibly extremely dangerous schemes for re-engineering the climate by brute force. Their ideas are technologically plausible and quite cheap. So cheap, in fact, that a rich and committed environmentalist could act on them tomorrow. And that's the scariest part. Read more »
in the news: Boston Globe on August 19, 2007
Mike Jackson suggests carbon policies to guide energy projects towards cleaner technologies at times of high oil prices Read more »
The BP Foundation has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to Stanford University's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development to support research on modern energy markets. The foundation is funded by BP, one of the world's largest energy companies. Read more »
in the news: The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 31, 2006
An international climate regime should evolve slowly, in piecemeal fashion, just as the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade did, argues Dr. Victor. "I have come to be even more aware of the fragmented, bottom-up nature of these kinds of systems," he says. Read more »