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Morse panelist at the 2011 Silicon Valley Energy Summit

June 2011

Richard Morse addresses key uncertainties remaining in the implementation of cap and trade in California, speaking to leaders from business, policy, and academia in California.

PESD researcher Gang He presented at the ESI international conference

April 2011

Gang He traveled to Singapore this past month to present for the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore’s conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and...

PESD releases cutting-edge study on the future of Australia's coal market

March 2011

Critical challenges now facing the industry are poised to determine whether Australia will continue to be the globe's largest coal supplier.

Morse speaks at State Department seminar on global development and climate change

February 2011

Richard K. Morse discussed how to reconcile global development goals -- which often rely on coal -- with US climate objectives at a US Department of State event on February 10th.

Wolak's climate op-ed featured in the UK Guardian

February 2011

PESD Director Frank Wolak explain how the unknown price tag of carbon and uncertainty of US National climate policy are impeding on investments for oil substitutes.

PESD Researchers in Copenhagen for the United Nation's Climate Change Conference

December 2009

Richard Morse and Gang He will be present during the first week of the international climate negotiations at the UN’s COP 15.

A roadmap for U.S.-China collaboration on carbon capture and sequestration

November 2009

PESD researchers Tom Heller and Gang He contribute to a new report on US China CCS Collaboration

PESD releases new working paper on the real drivers of carbon capture and storage in China and implications for climate policy

October 2009

PESD researchers Richard Morse, Gang He, and Varun Rai offer a cutting-edge analysis of China's carbon capture and sequestration efforts, which are now widely viewed as critical for stabilization...

Burton Richter in Roll Call: US climate bill needs more support for energy R&D

August 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...

PESD releases new working paper on potential for CCS technology to capture greenhouse gases in electricity sector

June 2009

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...

PESD releases new working paper on challenges to deployment of carbon capture and storage technology

February 2009

PESD researchers Varun Rai, David Victor, and Mark Thurber find that the conventional wisdom used for deployment and diffusion of technologies is not applicable when thinking about deployment of...

PESD carbon storage project database update released

November 2008

PESD researchers Varun Rai, Ngai-Chi Chung, Mark Thurber, and David Victor have released an updated version of the PESD Carbon Storage Project Database.

PESD Carbon Storage Project Database released

July 2008

PESD researchers Varun Rai, Ngai-Chi Chung, Mark C. Thurber, and David G.

Substantial part of carbon offset market doesn't mean reduction, Wara and Victor say

April 2008

PESD scholars Michael Wara and David Victor suggest that a substantial fraction of the $12b market for international carbon offsets does not represent real reductions and that the market is...

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Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar