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Cleaning Up Coal: From climate culprit to solution

July 2012

Industrial Organization of the Chinese Coal Industry

December 2011

China’s annual coal production, at 3.24 billion tonnes (Gt) in 2010, accounted for nearly half of the global total.  In this comprehensive analysis of China’s coal value chain, Jianjun Tu examines...

Improved stoves in India: A study of sustainable business models

August 2011

Abstract:Burning of biomass for cooking is associated with health problems and climate change impacts.

The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply

February 2011

Executive SummaryNatural gas can offer substantial environmental, energy security, and convenience advantages over competing fuels such as coal and oil.   Gas is relatively abundant in the world,...

The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges

January 2011

As the world's fifth largest coal exporter and a key swing supplier between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, South Africa is a crucial player in global markets.  While the country has long...

COALMOD-World: A Model to Assess International Coal Markets Until 2030

September 2010

This paper introduces a tool to analyze the future developments of the international steam coal market, the "COALMOD-World" model.

Adverse Selection in an Opt-in Emissions Trading Program: The Case of Sectoral Crediting for Transportation

September 2010

Sectoral crediting mechanisms such as sectoral no-lose targets have been proposed as a way to provide incentives for emission reductions in developing countries as part of an international climate...

Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy

March 2010

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the leading international carbon market and a driving force for sustainable development globally.

Cookstoves and Obstacles to Technology Adoption by the Poor

October 2009

Programs to distribute improved biomass stoves have traditionally been unsuccessful, despite enormous potential health and climate benefits.

Promoting Clean Development Competing Market Mechanisms Post-2012

October 2009

(Excerpt) According to climate scientists, averting the worst consequences of climate change requires that the increase in global temperature should be limited to 2°C (or 3.6°F).

Climate Change and the Energy Challenge: A Pragmatic Approach for India

August 2009

India has been famous for arguing that it (and the rest of the developing world) should incur no expense in controlling emissions that cause climate change.

Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications for Climate Policy

August 2009

The capture and permanent storage of CO2 emissions from coal combustion is now widely viewed as imperative for stabilization of the global climate.  Coal is the world’s fastest growing fossil fuel....

Climate Change and the Energy Challenge: A Pragmatic Approach for India

March 2009

India has been famous for arguing that it (and the rest of the developing world) should incur no expense in controlling emissions that cause climate change.  The west caused the problem and it...

The Geoengineering Option

March 2009

Global Warming Policy After Kyoto: Rethinking Engagement with Developing Countries

January 2009

Effective strategies for managing the dangers of global climate change are proving very difficult to design and implement.  They require governments to undertake a portfolio of costly efforts that...

Climate Accession Deals: New Strategies for Taming Growth of Greenhouse Gases in Developing Countries

December 2008

Effective strategies for managing the dangers of global climate change are proving very difficult to design and implement.

PESD Carbon Storage Project Database

November 2008

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is among the technologies with greatest potential leverage to combat climate change.

Measuring the Clean Development Mechanism's Performance and Potential

August 2008

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol is the first global attempt to address a global environmental public goods problem with a market-based mechanism.

On the Regulation of Geo-engineering

July 2008

New evidence that the climate system may be especially sensitive to the build-up of greenhouse gases and that humans are doing a poor job of controlling their effluent has animated discussions...

A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets

April 2008

As the United States designs its strategy for regulating emissions of greenhouse gases, two central issues have emerged.

Natural Gas Demand from the Indian Fertilizer Sector

October 2007

PESD has concluded a two year collaborative study on the Indian natural gas market with the Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe).

The Future of Natural Gas vs. Coal Consumption in Beijing, Guangdong and Shanghai: An assessment utilizing MARKAL

September 2007

PESD has been studying the emerging global market for natural gas through a series of closely integrated research projects.

Fragmented Carbon Markets and Reluctant Nations

September 2007

Stanford Law School Professor and director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, David Victor, authors the book chapter "Fragmented carbon markets and reluctant nations:...

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Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar