Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Presentation for copenhagen

January 9, 2013

Copenhagen presentation

Here are my presentation slides for the colloquium on spatial analysis at the Management Science and Productivity Economics department, University of Copenhagen.


Carbon capture and storage: Bury the myth and focus on alternatives

September 26, 2012

That was the title of a recently published paper I wrote (with the help of Luke Temple, who edited it) about a tantalizing idea: let’s take all our nasty excess carbon dioxide, and pump it underground. Much like sweeping the mess under the bed, the report found that CCS only seems like a good plan in the land of short-term wishful thinking.

If you want to know more, check out the IPPR website, where the research is published alongside 7 other politically relevant energy essays. Alternatively, see below for my very brief summary of why CCS “is not wise”, to paraphrase an interview by Vaclav Smil.

Some technological complexities that must be overcome for CCS to work.