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June 13th, 2012

Risk attitudes shapes national oil company strategies

PESD News

Based on the research in Oil and Governance, PESD researchers Mark Thurber and David Hults argue that the incentives an NOC faces to take, avoid, or manage risk critically determine its strategy and whether it can achieve the particular goals of its host government. Read more »



April 27th, 2012

Six new U.S. coal export sites in the works

PESD in the news: ClimateWire on April 27, 2012

Facing flagging domestic demand, US coal producers are pushing hard for rail and port infrastructure that would enable exports to China from the Pacific Northwest, says PESD researcher Richard Morse in Climate Wire. (PESD's upcoming annual conference will consider the environmental impacts of such developments.)




April 9th, 2012

US on the verge of becoming major coal exporter

PESD News

As abundant domestic natural gas production erodes coal’s market share in the US, coal producers are looking to overseas markets for growth. At the Argus Americas Coal Summit, Richard Morse gave a presentation discussing the competitive dynamics of US coal exports in world markets. Morse argued that conditions for expansion of US steam coal exports are favorable, but key risks remain that could make or break this “globalization” of the US coal market. Read more »



February 14th, 2012

Thurber talks about what “clean coal” means in Asia

PESD News

In his National Bureau of Asian Research interview, Mark Thurber outlines the key issues that define Asia’s rising energy demand, the emerging global market for coal, new technologies for this age-old energy source, and how stakeholders can come together to help shape the region's future energy mix. Read more »



January 18th, 2012

Corporate Affiliates alumnus' research in China's energy sector

Shorenstein APARC, Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliates News

China possesses vast coal reserves, and coal accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy consumption -- 3 billion tons per year. But China also consumes oil, natural gas, and an increasing amount of renewable energy. Xuteng Hu, a Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellow Program alumnus (2007-08), discusses the energy and materials development projects he manages at PetroChina’s Petrochemical Research Institute in Beijing. Read more »



November 23rd, 2011

Richard Morse: Australia’s landmark new climate policy should be considered a pragmatic success

PESD in the news

Richard Morse participates in the NYT Dot Earth’s debate on Australia's new carbon policy and how to address emissions from increasing coal demand in Asia. To read more, please visit NY Times' article link below.




November 22nd, 2011

PESD Research Informs 2011 World Energy Outlook

PESD News

Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »




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