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: 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 »
Op-ed: Roll Call on August 3, 2009
PESD affiliated faculty Burton Richter argues in Roll Call that the climate bill passed by the US House of Representatives misses the mark on several fronts, especially in its inadequate funding for long-term research. The Senate must do better. Read more »
PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector
Focusing on capture systems for coal-fired power plants until 2030, a sensitivity analysis of key CCS parameters is performed to gain insight into the role that CCS can play in future mitigation scenarios and to explore implications of large-scale CCS 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: Nature on June 18, 2009
In a letter to the editors of Nature, David Victor submits the complicating and dangerous factors involved with a maximum 2 °Celsius target to rein in global warming by adopting a cumulative budget for carbon emissions. Governments need shorter-term goals that can translate into credible promises they make to each other and carry out now. Read more »
in the news: DotEarth Blog, New York Times on May 21, 2009
Not surprising, given the depth of the world recession, China continues to experience a decline in electricity production, finds PESD researchers, Richard K. Morse and Gang He.
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