Spring 2016

Monday, February 8, 12pm-1:30pm
Default Effects, Follow-on Behavior, and Welfare in Residential Electricity Pricing Programs
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Catherine Wolfram, Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 22, 12pm – 1:30pm
The Paris Agreement
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Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and Robert Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 29, 12pm-1:30pm
Clean Power Plan Model Rules: Pathways for Implementation
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Kate Konschnik, Lecturer on Law and Director, Environmental Policy Initiative, Harvard Law School 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 7, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Retail Choice in Electricity: What Have We Learned in 20 Years? 
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Mathew Morey, Senior Consultant, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting, LLC
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 21, 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Electricity Market Developments in Mexico
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Jeffrey Pavlovic, Managing Director of Electric Industry Coordination in the Undersecretary of Electricity in the Mexican Ministry of Energy 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 28, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Renewable Power Integration in China
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Xinyu Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard China Project
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 4, 12pm-1:30pm
Solar geoengineering: an update and case for research
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David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics for the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy for the Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 11, 12pm-1:30pm
How has British Columbia’s revenue-neutral carbon tax worked? A synthesis of the evidence 
Brian Murray, Director, Environmental Economics Program, Nicholas Institute, Duke University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 18, 12pm-1:30pm
Nuclear Energy: Obstacles and Possibilities
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Link to Joe Lassiter's presentation
Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, and Joseph Lassiter, Senior Fellow, Senator John Heinz Professor of Management Practice in Environmental Management (Retired), Harvard Business School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 25, 12pm-1:30pm
Efficiency and equity implications of China’s national cap-and-trade system
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Pu Wang, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, May 2, 12pm-1:30pm
Energy Cooperation in China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative
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Kaho Yu, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS