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Craig A. Hart

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Email: craighart@alum.mit.edu

 

Experience

Craig Hart is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Energy Policy and Climate program and an attorney practicing in the fields of project finance and carbon management. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

 

By Date

 

2011

July 2011

"Putting It All Together: The Real World of Fully Integrated CCS Projects"

Discussion Paper

By Craig A. Hart

This study examines the legal, regulatory and financial issues encountered in nine planned commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects under Phase III of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) Program. In Phase III of the RCSP, financial issues dominated the outcomes in these projects, directly causing termination of three of the projects and contributing to termination in two others. Long-term liability and lack of coordination among regulatory authorities also posed significant barriers.

 

 

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2010/2011

"Advancing Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China: A Global Learning Laboratory"

Journal Article, China Environment Series, issue 11

By Craig A. Hart and Hengwei Liu, Former Associate, and Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2008-2010

China's dependency on coal fuels the country's phenomenal economic growth but at a major cost to the country's air and water quality, ultimately threatening human health and the country's continued economic growth. The Chinese government's efforts to put China onto a cleaner, low carbon development path have been substantial; however China's pollution and greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow. In an attempt to develop its own advanced coal generation technologies to improve the country's air quality and energy efficiency, the Chinese government is investing heavily in gasification and other technologies that can be employed in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) applications. This investment has turned China into a global laboratory for CCS pilot projects, attracting foreign governments, multilateral institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and business partners.

 

2009

January 7, 2009

"Advancing Carbon Sequestration Research in an Uncertain Legal and Regulatory Environment: A Study of Phase II of the DOE Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Program"

Discussion Paper

By Craig A. Hart

This paper examines the legal and regulatory barriers encountered in carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Program. 

 

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