Author: Spencer Jones
Spencer Jones is a second year student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His career in business process consulting and risk management led him to pursue a career in international economic policy and particularly the intersection of national security and economics.

Legal Framework for CCS in China: What will the future hold?

This is the second part of a two-part post on the state of CCS in China According to a white paper from the Center for Climate Change Law, the National Development Reform Commission in China published a “Circular on Promoting

Does Air Matter More in China?

This is the first part of a two-part post on the state of CCS in China As mentioned previously on this blog, dealing with emissions originating from coal-based electricity generation will form a crucial part of both China’s and India’s

Energy Production Report Release

In anticipation of the release of our report on Major Economies and Climate Change with respect to energy production, I thought I should outline some of the key recommendations with respect to coal-power generation. The following is an overview of

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China’s Clean Air Initiative?

While much of the world anxiously watched events unfold in Ukraine, on March 5th, to mark the beginning of China’s National People’s Congress, the Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, declared the central government’s commitment to reduce levels of air pollution. He

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The Future of Coal: The Case for HELE Generation

High-efficiency and low-emission technology coal generation describes three tiers of carbon-intensity and coal-consumption intensity: supercritical, ultra-super critical, and advanced ultra-supercritical technology. According to the IEA, non-HELE technology, or sub-critical generation, is most common in coal-generated electricity today. Plants combust pulverized

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: What is it?

For many developing economies, coal and other fossil fuel energy sources remain the primary method for electricity generation in the future. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, many developed nations, including Germany, have shifted their own

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China’s Dark Matter

This is not the matter that you’re thinking of. On September 25, the Central Government announced the development and eventual launch of five research satellites by 2015. One of these will search the universe for dark matter. This, however, will

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China’s Synthetic Gas Revolution?

There’s little question that China’s coal dependency in economic growth has contributed to its air pollution and significantly impacted the health of its citizens. China relied on coal for 70 % of its electricity generation in 2009, and China consumes

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