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.
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: 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 »
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 »
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: 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 »
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 »