Spring 2018

Monday, February 12, 12pm-1:30pm
Imperfect Markets versus Imperfect Regulation in U.S. Electricity Generation
Steve Cicala, Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, February 26, 12pm – 1:30pm
Creating Markets for Wind Electricity in China: An Analysis of Grid and Institutional Causes of Curtailment
Michael Davidson, Environment and Natural Resources Program Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS  
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Monday, March 5, 12pm-1:30pm
Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet 
Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 19, 12pm-1:30pm
Methane: A Uniquely Difficult Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Problem
Robert Kleinberg, Schlumberger
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, March 26, 12pm-1:30pm
Challenges for Getting the Prices Right in PJM’s Wholesale Electricity Markets
Hung-Po Chao, Senior Director & Chief Economist, PJM Interconnection
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Thursday, March 29, 11:45am-1:00pm – co-hosted with the Regulatory Policy Program
The Geopolitics of Energy
Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 2, 12pm-1:30pm
Nuclear Energy in Decarbonizing China’s Energy System: Loosening Constraints, Mitigating Risks
Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, HKS, and Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS 
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Monday, April 9, 12pm-1:30pm
Air Quality and Water Implications of Power Sector Decarbonization in China: Effects of Strengthening Environmental Policies
Wei Peng, Environment and Natural Resources Program Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, April 16, 12pm-1:30pm
Energy policy in India: A Research Agenda
Kaveri Iychettira, Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKSLink to presentation

Monday, April 23, 12pm-1:30pm
China’s Energy Future:  Potential Implications for Air Quality, Health and Climate Change
Denise Mauzerall, Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs, Princeton University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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