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Energy Production Part II

Renewable technology? REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov In an effort to build more interest for the Major Economies and Climate Change presentation on April 22nd, 2014, I will outline some of the basic findings and policy recommendations coming from the Renewable Energy section

Whose forest is it anyway? – Political Barriers to Reducing Emissions from Forests

Continuing from my previous blog post which discussed the technical barriers developing countries face in reducing forestry relation emissions, this blog post will looks at how domestic politics can hamper the adoption of mitigation strategies. Measuring forests, converting forest land

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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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Historic Electricity Generation Across Countries by Fuel Source

Source: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions For at least a decade, electricity production has been the largest single contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, apples to apples comparisons between countries and fuel sources are surprisingly difficult to find.

India Rejects US/EU Plan to Reduce HFCs Under Montreal Due to Lack of ‘Clarity’

The annual international conference on climate change came to a close on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Warsaw.  Despite promises to consider phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol in October, India rejected the US/EU proposal to do just that. 

China’s High-Speed Rail Subsidies

China has spent more than half a trillion dollars on building the world’s largest high-speed rail network system.[1] This system has revolutionized the way business is done by dramatically lowering the time and cost of getting around the country. Additionally,

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Introduction to Power Production and Renewables

In 2010, electricity and heat production accounted for 41% of global CO2 emissions, representing the single largest contribution to greenhouse gas emissions on the sectoral level. Moreover, the sector’s emissions will likely continue to increase as developing countries strive to meet

Welcome to the Blog

The aim of this blog is to present the interim research from a policy research project , a signature year-long course in the Master’s in Global Policy Studies program from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Contributors will include the

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