Spring 2017

Monday, February 6, 12pm-1:30pm
The Great Swap: Addressing Climate Change with a Carbon Tax
Link to Summary
Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Link to papers: Long-term Carbon Policy: The Great Swap and Designing and Updating a US Carbon Tax in an Uncertain World

Monday, February 13, 12pm – 1:30pm
The Brazilian Power Sector
Link to Summary
Mauricio Tolmasquim, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and former President of Brazil’s Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (Energy Research Company) 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 27, 12pm-1:30pm
Competitiveness Issues with a Carbon Tax 
Link to slides
Link to Summary
Gilbert Metcalf, Professor of Economics, Tufts University 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 6, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Carbon prices, preferences, and the timing of uncertainty (work in progress)
Link to slides (note: this is a revised/updated version of the slides, as presented at Yale 4/26/2017)
Link to 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 William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS  

Monday, March 20, 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Limits of Bioenergy for Carbon Mitigation 
Link to slides
Link to Summary
Alexandre Strapasson, Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science/Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS 

Monday, March 27, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Which Social Cost of Carbon?
Link to slides
Link to Summary
Matthew Kotchen, Professor of Economics, Yale University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 3, 12pm-1:30pm
U.S. Natural Gas Market Evolution 
Link to slides
Link to Summary
Richard O’Neill, Chief Economic Adviser, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 10, 12pm-1:30pm
California and Guangdong: A Tale of Two Cap-and-trade Programs
Link to slides
Link to Summary
Pu Wang, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 17, 12pm-1:30pm
Benefits of coordination: Reducing renewable curtailment and phasing out coal in China 
Link to slides
Wei Peng and Zhimin Mao, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Sustainability Science, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 24, 12pm-1:30pm
Valuing Climate Damages:  Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide
Richard Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, May 1, 12:15pm-1:30pm****Please note later start time****
The Utility of the Future
Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Visiting Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT, and Professor & Director of the BP Chair on Energy & Sustainability, Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica (IIT), Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS