Fall 2014

Monday, September 8, 12pm-1:30pm
Lessons learned about unconventional energy: cases from around the world (US, Australia, China, Indonesia) 
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Holly Morrow, Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 15, 12pm – 1:30pm
Climate realism 
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Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 22, 12pm – 1:30 pm
EPA’s proposed clean power plan: Implications for states and the electric industry
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Judy Chang, Principal, The Brattle Group
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 29, 12pm-1:30pm
Learning by doing and learning by waiting 
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William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 6, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Panel discussion: Legal and policy perspectives on EPA’s proposed clean power plan 
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David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council
Jeffrey Holmstead, Bracewell & Giuliani
Robert Stavins (Moderator), HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 20, 12pm-1:30pm
Prospects for shale gas development in Eastern Europe 
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Andreas Goldthau, Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 27, 12pm-1:30pm
Energy storage: Its value to the grid and ongoing policy challenges to deployment and support of renewable energy
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Paul Denholm, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 3, 12pm-1:30pm
How important is energy storage for decarbonization?
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David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS); Professor of Public Policy (HKS)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 10, 12pm-1:30pm
An organic mega flow battery for utility-scale electrical energy storage
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Michael Aziz, Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies, Harvard SEAS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 17, 12pm-1:30pm 
Financing wind energy deployment in China through the Clean Development Mechanism: Additionality and incentives for technological change
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Gabe Chan, Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Joern Huenteler, Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS  

Monday, November 24, 12pm-1:30pm
Panel discussion: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Obstacles and Possibilities 
Ric Redman, President & CEO, Summit Power Group, LLC
David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS); Professor of Public Policy (HKS)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS   

Monday, December 1, 12pm-1:30pm
Financing Energy Innovation: Government Grants, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurs
Sabrina T. Howell, Harvard Environmental Economics Program Fellow and Harvard University Ph.D. Student
​​​​​​​Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS