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Q&A: Jason Veysey on low-carbon strategies for Latin America

May 30, 2014
Veysey, J.
SEI is a partner in CLIMACAP, an EU-funded project that is helping four of the region's largest economies to enhance their energy and emissions modelling for better climate and development policies. SEI is using LEAP in collaboration with seven Latin American and European institutions, building national and international models for Latin America and enhancing modelling capacity in the region. The work is funded by the European Commission. Follow the link below to read a Q&A with Jason Veysey, a senior scientist at SEI-US who is leading the national modeling work.
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Two workshops in Asia to focus on using LEAP for GHG mitigation assessment

February 21, 2014
Heaps, C.
The U.S. Agency for International Development Low Emissions Asian Development (USAID LEAD) program, in collaboration with the USAID Indonesia Clean Energy Development (USAID ICED) program and the Asian Greenhouse Gas Management Center (AGMC), will host two regional events in March 2014 on using LEAP for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation assessment. The first, "Using LEAP for GHG mitigation at the sub-national scale", will take place from March 25-28, 2014, in Indonesia. The second, "Strengthening the Asian community of practice on LEAP", will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 31 to April 2.
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Keystone XL's biggest GHG impact could be effect on global oil consumption

December 19, 2013
Erickson, P. , Lazarus, M.
An SEI-US analysis identifies a major gap in existing estimates of Keystone XL's potential emissions impact: they appear to pay little attention to the pipeline's effect on the global oil supply, prices and resulting demand. To the extent that Keystone XL enables significantly greater development of Canadian oil sands, the analysis finds, the pipeline's greatest impact on GHG emissions could be its effect on global oil prices and, in turn, consumption.
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SEI launches research on the new fossil fuel economy

September 27, 2013
Erickson, P. , Lazarus, M.
SEI recently launched a project that aims to deepen understanding of the risks posed by new investments in fossil fuel infrastructure, and of the possible policy responses. The project's first discussion brief reviews methods used to analyze the incremental greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impact of fossil fuel infrastructure projects, such as the Keystone XL oil pipeline or coal export terminals in the U.S. How should the emissions impact be assessed? It's a critically important question, yet as our research shows, it defies an easy answer. Other discussion briefs will touch on, among other topics, accounting for the GHG emissions associated with fossil fuel extraction, and the equity implications of one of the necessary steps in limiting climate change: leaving most of the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground.
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