Fall 2016

Monday, September 26, 12pm-1:30pm
Get the structure right-Lessons from the Israeli energy market
Summary
Orit Farkash HaCohen, Chairperson, Israel Electric Authority, 2011-2016
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 3, 12pm – 1:30pm
Governments as Partners: The Role of Collaboration in US Cleantech Startup Innovation 
Summary
Claudia Doblinger, Akad. Rätin a.Z. (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Regensburg, Germany.
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 17, 12pm-1:30pm
The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies 
Link to the study: The Power of Change
Paul Beaton, Study Director, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 24, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Change Uncertainty
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Summary
Gernot Wagner, Research Associate, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 31, 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Bridging the Basic –Applied Dichotomy: Implications for redesign of U.S Energy Policy and National Laboratories
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Summary
Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Professor of Physics, Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 7, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future
Summary
Link to slides
Michael McElroy, Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 21, 12pm-1:30pm
Mexico's Energy Reform
Summary
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Lourdes Melgar, Robert Wilhelm Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT, and former Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, Mexico
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS 

Monday, November 28, 12pm-1:30pm
The Geopolitics of the New Energy Abundance
Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, December 5, 12pm-1:30pm
How should regulators incorporate claims of value that are exogenous to the actual supply & delivery of electricity?
Summary
Travis Kavulla, Commissioner, Montana Public Service Commission, and President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS