Spring 2013

Monday, January 28, 12pm-1:30pm
Challenges of Energy, Technology, and Development
Bill Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development and Director of the Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School
and
Bill Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 4, 12pm – 1:30pm
Mitigating Climate Change with Short Lived Climate Pollutants: Sustainable Pathways for Going Beyond Carbon Dioxide
Slides
Movie: Clean Cookstoves
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD & UNESCO Professor of Climate and Policy, TERI University, India
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 11, 12pm – 1:30 pm
The Political Economy of Oil in Latin America
Francisco Monaldi, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Center on Energy and the Environment, IESA, Venezuela
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 25, 12pm – 1:30pm
Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves
Rema Hanna, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 4, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Frugal Innovation
Summary
Daniel Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 11, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Using Feed-in Tariffs to Foster the Development and Diffusion of Clean Energy Technologies - Lessons from the Case of Solar Photovoltaic Power in Germany
Summary
Joern Hoppmann, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Harvard Belfer Center
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 25, 12pm – 1:30pm
The Effects of Energy Subsidies in Developing Countries
​​​​​​​Summary
Joe Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 1, 12pm – 1:30pm
Decision-Making Under Scarcity: Navigating the Water-Energy Nexus in the Yellow River Basin, People's Republic of China
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Scott Moore, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Harvard Belfer Center
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 8, 12pm- 1:30pm
The Costs and Benefits of Carbon Taxes in China
Chris P. Nielsen, Executive Director, Harvard China Project, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)
Mun S. Ho, Visiting Scholar, Harvard China Project (SEAS), and Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future
Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 22, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Evaluating Licensing Agreements for Technology Diffusion at the U.S. National Labs
Gabe Chan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Harvard Belfer Center
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 29, 12pm-1:30pm
Power Sector Technology Investment Planning under Uncertainty
Summary
Nidhi R. Santen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Harvard Belfer Center
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS