New Analysis Equates the Climate Benefits of Cost-Effective Oil and Gas Methane Reductions to Shuttering China’s Entire Coal-Fired Power Plant Fleet
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a preview of the World Energy Outlook 2017, noting that harnessing cost-effective reductions of methane from the oil and gas sector would have the same climate benefit as closing down every coal-fired power plant in China.
The Wrong Lessons from China
When President Xi Jinping of China visits Mar-a-Lago this week, it might not surprise him to learn that his host’s advisors see China and its environmental problems as a cautionary tale. He may be puzzled by their reasoning, though. Backing up a week, the night before Donald Trump joined EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other
CCS 101 on Capitol Hill
This posting originally appeared in the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) ‘Insights‘ blog. I was recently on a panel at a Capitol Hill briefing held by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute about the status of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the need for financial incentives. Held this May in Washington […]
Peak Coal in China — or Long, High Plateau?
China coal power is one of the world’s largest single contributors to carbon dioxide emissions, which will likely need to be reduced to near-zero levels over the next few decades to manage climate change. So when two reports came out in the last few weeks that project a peak in Chinese coal consumption within the […]
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Has Some Excellent Advice for the President on Climate Change
Two months ago, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued a nine-page open letter to the President outlining six critical, common-sense pathways for the Administration to address global climate change during his second term. Released without much fanfare, the letter appears to have disappeared from public view, and review. Too bad, as […]
Rethinking The Clean Energy “Race”
For the last five years, the Clean Air Task Force has been working with companies in China and the United States on joint ventures to develop and market clean energy technologies in both countries and around the world. Based on that experience, we believe that the metaphor of a zero-sum China-US race on clean energy […]