Can Coal be Clean? The Promise of Climate Change Technology
As the largest generator of electricity in the United States, China, and India and a leading source of carbon emissions, coal will play an important role in energy and climate change policy from local to global levels. New technologies such as carbon capture and sequestration have been touted as cure-alls for the environmental ills of carbon-emitting coal plants. But these technologies like many others may face significant technical and economic hurdles. Join Dr. Moniz, cochair of the recent MIT report “The Future of Coal,” and Representative Boucher to discuss the pivotal role of coal in the global energy and climate change debate.
Summit-level meetings between Pakistani and Chinese leaders this week and a new civilian nuclear power deal underscore intensifying relations between these allies, though China is also signaling growing concerns about Pakistan's stability, says expert Andrew Small.
Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Stephen W. Bosworth, says it is necessary for the United States to continue to engage with North Korea.
Xi Jinping's arrival in Seoul today marks the first time a Chinese leader has visited South Korea ahead of Beijing's traditional ally North Korea. Is this a slap on the wrist for Pyongyang, or a more serious shift in Asia-Pacific relations?