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May 24th, 2010

PESD releases study of Norway's national oil company Statoil

Norway is lauded as the rare example of a major oil and gas exporting country that has managed to avoid the "resource curse." A new study by PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Consulting Research Associate Benedicte Tangen Istad looks more closely at the Norwegian petroleum experience and the role of national oil company Statoil in it. The reality is messy and political but nonetheless an impressive story of how Norway built a vibrant domestic oil and gas industry on the back of national champion Statoil and a robust system of governance that could curb Statoil's excesses as needed at a few key junctures.




October 26th, 2009

China Dialogue features PESD research on China CCS

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. +HTML+ +PDF+
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September 28th, 2009

PESD CCS research featured in Science Magazine

in the news: Science Magazine on September 28, 2009

Science Magazine's special CCS issue features PESD researcher Richard Morse, who discusses the state of CCS in China. Read more »



September 17th, 2009

Thurber discusses decline of Mexico's Cantarell oil field in The Wall Street Journal

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 »



August 11th, 2009

PESD CCS research quoted in The Washington Post

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 »



February 18th, 2009

David Victor in Newsweek: climate policy leadership should start at home

Op-ed: Newsweek International on February 14, 2009

David Victor pinpoints some of the challenges ahead for the new Obama administration with respect to a coherent, national climate change policy. It will be tough to make Copenhagen successful if the U.S. lacks a national strategy to show off. Victor says that might be a good thing in that it will force the U.S to spend some time crafting real climate change policy leadership. Read more »



August 27th, 2007

South African research affiliate quoted in NYTimes on sub-Saharan electricity

in the news: New York Times on July 29, 2007

Anton Eberhard is quoted in an article describing the stressed grids of countries in Africa where blackouts are common and impede development, according to the World Bank. Read more »




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