Using Technology to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Intensity in the Developing World

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Date(s) - 3/31/200412:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Developing countries are projected to be the major source of greenhouse emissions over the course of this century.  Their highest priority is for more rapid economic development.  Increased investment that closed the gap in energy systems and technologies between industrial and developing countries could reduce greenhouse gas emissions while aiding economic development goals.  Dr. Montgomery discussed this potential and an analysis he has done (Potential for Reducing Carbon Emissions from Non-Annex B Countries through Changes in Technology) estimating investment potential, the benefits associated with it and how potential reductions compare as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol.

W. David Montgomery, Vice President, directs CRA’s Environment practice.  He is an internationally recognized authority in energy and environmental policy and regulation.  Dr. Mont-gomery also has a special expertise in the area of energy price forecasts, having supervised the U.S. Department of Energy’s energy forecasting and economic analysis activities for a number of years.  He was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Assistant Director of the Congressional Budget Office, with responsibility for all natural resource and commerce program analysis, and has taught at the California Institute of Technology and at Stanford University.  Dr. Montgomery has published widely on oil, natural gas, and electric utility regulation; on the use of economic incentives in regulatory programs; and on the taxes and environmental regulations affecting energy industries.


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