Events

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Carbon Abatement Costs of Green Hydrogen Across End-Use Sectors"

    Mon., Apr. 22, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Roxana Shafiee, Environmental Fellow in the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Shafiee will give a talk on "Carbon Abatement Costs of Green Hydrogen Across End-Use Sectors." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Frosted Tips: An Alternative Rationale for Solar Geoengineering"

    Mon., Apr. 15, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Wake Smith, Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment. Smith will give a talk on "Frosted Tips: An Alternative Rationale for Solar Geoengineering." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy"

    Mon., Apr. 8, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Todd Stern, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In a fireside chat with Professor Joseph Aldy, Stern will give a talk on "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Planning the Mid-transition for Just and Sustainable Decarbonization"

    Mon., Apr. 1, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Emily Grubert, Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy and of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Grubert will give a talk on "Planning the Mid-transition for Just and Sustainable Decarbonization." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: “The Future of Resource Adequacy in a Decarbonized Grid"

    Mon., Mar. 25, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar series featuring Conleigh Byers, an Environmental Fellow hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program. Byers will give a talk on “The Future of Resource Adequacy in a Decarbonized Grid.” Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Leah Stokes

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar "Making Climate Policy: Why the Inflation Reduction Act Passed"

    Mon., Mar. 18, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar series featuring Leah Stokes, Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stokes will give a talk on “Making Climate Policy: Why the Inflation Reduction Act Passed.” Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "U.S. International Climate and Energy Policy"

    Mon., Mar. 4, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Sarah Ladislaw, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Climate and Energy of the U.S. National Security Council. Ladislaw will give a talk on "U.S. International Climate and Energy Policy." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Advancing Equitable Clean Technology Investment"

    Mon., Feb. 26, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Jahi Wise, Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wise will give a talk on "Advancing Equitable Clean Technology Investment." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Abigail Ostriker

    Abigail Ostriker

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Feeling the Heat: How Households Manage High Electricity Bills"

    Mon., Feb. 12, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Abigail Ostriker, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Ostriker will give a talk entitled "Feeling the Heat: How Households Manage High Electricity Bills." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Please be advised that this seminar will not be recorded.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Ashlie Burkart on "Cultivating a Greener Future"

    Mon., Feb. 5, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar series featuring Dr. Ashlie L. Burkart, MD, Chief Scientific Officer at Germin8 Ventures and Associate in the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program. Burkart will give a talk on “Cultivating a Greener Future: Regenerative Agriculture Policies.” Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Economic Challenges to Rapid Energy and Deforestation Transitions"

    Mon., Nov. 27, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Leon Clarke, Director of Decarbonization Pathways at the Bezos Earth Fund. In a talk entitled "Economic Challenges to Rapid Energy and Deforestation Transitions," Clarke will discuss the work necessary to analyze and implement large-scale decarbonization from a philanthropic perspective. Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Electrification of Transport: Uncovering the Pivotal Role of User Behavior"

    Mon., Nov. 20, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Christine Gschwendtner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Gschwendtner will give a talk on "Electrification of Transport: Uncovering the Pivotal Role of User Behavior." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: Unavailable.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Synthesis of Evidence Yields Higher Social Cost of Carbon Due to Model Extensions and Uncertainties"

    Mon., Nov. 13, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Frances Moore, Associate Professor and the Hurlstone Presidential Chair in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California Davis. In a talk entitled "Synthesis of Evidence Yields Higher Social Cost of Carbon Due to Model Extensions and Uncertainties," Moore will present her recent research on the social cost of carbon in the context of U.S. government estimates and the recent proposed update from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: Unavailable.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Reimagining Net Metering: A Polycentric Model for Equitable Solar Adoption"

    Mon., Nov. 6, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Dustin Tingley, Professor of Government in the Government Department at Harvard University. Drawing from a recent working paper, Tingley will give a talk entitled "Reimagining Net Metering: A Polycentric Model for Equitable Solar Adoption." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: See below.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Elliot Diringer on "Taking Stock of the International Climate Effort"

    Mon., Oct. 30, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Elliot Diringer, Senior Policy Advisor in the office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. Diringer will give a talk entitled "Taking Stock of the International Climate Effort." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "The Future is Very Bright and Every Day is a Freaking Crisis: An Up-Close Look at the Clean Energy Transition"

    Mon., Oct. 23, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Jason Grumet, Chief Executive Officer of the American Clean Power Association. Grumet will give a talk on "The Future is Very Bright and Every Day is a Freaking Crisis: An Up-Close Look at the Clean Energy Transition." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Permitting Progress in Support of U.S. Clean Energy and Climate Goals"

    Mon., Oct. 16, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Ana Unruh Cohen, Senior Director for NEPA, Infrastructure and Clean Energy at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Unruh Cohen will give a talk on "Permitting Progress in Support of U.S. Clean Energy and Climate Goals." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Catrina Rorke on "Addressing the Carbon Loophole"

    Mon., Oct. 2, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Catrina Rorke, Senior Vice President for Policy and Research at the Climate Leadership Council and Executive Director of the Center for Climate and Trade. Rorke will give a talk on "Addressing the Carbon Loophole." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Joseph Majkut on "Can the United States Lead Global Decarbonization?"

    Mon., Sep. 18, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Joseph Majkut, Director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Majkut will give a talk entitled "Can the United States Lead Global Decarbonization?" Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Carolyn Fischer on "Overlapping Policies with Tradable Performance Standards"

    Mon., Apr. 24, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Carolyn Fischer, Research Manager of the Sustainability and Infrastructure Team in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Fischer will give a talk on "Overlapping Policies with Tradable Performance Standards: Insights from Emissions Trading in China." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Weila Gong and Joanna Lewis on "China's Coal Transition"

    Mon., Apr. 10, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Weila Gong, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Joanna Lewis, Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Energy and Environment at Georgetown University. Drawing from a forthcoming paper, Gong and Lewis will give a talk on "China's Coal Transition: Policy Strategies, Policy Instruments, and Just Transition Process." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Hélène Benveniste on "Climate Mobilities: Empirical Evidence & International Policy Responses"

    Mon., Apr. 3, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Wexner Building - Room 434 A-B

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Hélène Benveniste, Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment and Harvard Kennedy School. Benveniste will give a talk on "Climate Mobilities: Empirical Evidence and International Policy Responses." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Eyck Freymann on "Chinese Perspectives on Climate Geopolitics"

    Mon., Mar. 27, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Eyck Freymann, joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative and Columbia University. Freymann will give a talk on "Chinese Perspectives on Climate Geopolitics." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: James Stock on "The Climate Implications of U.S. LNG Facilities"

    Mon., Mar. 20, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring James Stock, Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School. Stock will give a talk on "What’s Up with Natural Gas Prices? The Climate Implications of U.S. LNG Facilities." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Measuring Air Pollution Co-Benefits of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Technology"

    Mon., Mar. 6, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Andrew Waxman, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Austin and Visiting Scholar at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Waxman will give a talk on "Measuring Air Pollution Co-Benefits of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Technology." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Katherine Blunt on "California Burning"

    Mon., Feb. 27, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Katherine Blunt, energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Blunt will discuss her recent book, California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric–and What It Means for America's Power Grid, in a fireside chat with Catherine Wolfram, Visiting Raymond Plank Professor at Harvard Kennedy School. Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: David Turk on "Powering the Clean Energy Future"

    Mon., Feb. 13, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring David Turk, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Deputy Secretary Turk will give a talk on "Powering the Clean Energy Future." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Putting a Price Cap on Russian Oil

    Mon., Dec. 5, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    A novel price cap on Russian-origin crude oil, implemented by the G7 countries, is set to take effect on December 5.

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Catherine Wolfram, Visiting Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, and Ben Harris, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Wolfram will begin the seminar by overviewing the price cap policy. Then, Harris will discuss the policy in a fireside chat with HKS Professor Joe Aldy. Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Richard Glick on "How Climate Change Awakened a 'Sleepy Little Agency'"

    Mon., Nov. 28, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission oversees a significant portion of the electric and natural gas industry. Until recently the Commission carried out its regulatory responsibilities without a significant amount of attention. But climate change has created deeper divisions about FERC’s regulatory actions and has shined the spotlight on the role the Commission plays in the energy transition.

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Richard Glick, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Chairman will give a talk entitled "How Climate Change Awakened 'a Sleepy Little Agency'." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: Alex Clark on "Capitalizing on Coal"

    Mon., Nov. 21, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    China’s development institutions have played a role in financing approximately 40GW of currently operating overseas coal power plants. Retiring these plants early will likely require concessional financing to reduce the stranded costs to investors and address the consequences for related stakeholders, including workers and electricity consumers.

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Alex Clark, Visiting Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Drawing from a forthcoming paper, Clark will give a talk entitled "Capitalizing on Coal: Early Retirement Options for China-Backed Coal Plants in Southeast Asia and Beyond," in which he will examine the early retirement costs and apply the findings to real-world market and political contexts in four countries. Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: John Larsen on "U.S. Climate Progress"

    Mon., Nov. 14, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring John Larsen, Partner at Rhodium Group. Larsen will give a talk on "U.S. Climate Progress: The Inflation Reduction Act and What’s Next." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: "The Climate Economics of Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands"

    Mon., Nov. 7, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Brian Prest, Fellow and Director of the Social Cost of Carbon Initiative at Resources for the Future. Prest will give a talk entitled "The Climate Economics of Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands: From Campaign Promises to the Inflation Reduction Act." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Towards Quantitative Comparison of the Risks and Benefits of Solar Geoengineering"

    Mon., Oct. 31, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Keith will give a talk entitled "Towards Quantitative Comparison of the Risks and Benefits of Solar Geoengineering." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: Sarah Ladislaw on "What’s Next for U.S. Energy and Climate Policy"

    Mon., Oct. 24, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the spring semester.

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Sarah Ladislaw, Managing Director of the Rocky Mountain Institute's U.S. Program. Ladislaw will give a talk on "What's Next for U.S. Energy and Climate Policy." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: Carolyn Kousky on "Climate Change and Insurance Markets"

    Mon., Oct. 17, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Carolyn Kousky, Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy at Environmental Defense Fund. Kousky will give a talk on "Climate Change and Insurance Markets." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: Michael Davidson on "Decoupling from China in Clean Tech"

    Mon., Oct. 3, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Michael Davidson, Assistant Professor in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California San Diego. Davidson will give a talk on "Decoupling from China in Clean Tech: Risks and Rewards." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Energy Policy Seminar: Karl Hausker on "Key Climate Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act"

    Mon., Sep. 26, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Karl Hausker, a Senior Fellow in the World Resources Institute's Climate Program. Hausker will give a talk on "Key Climate Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: A Deeper Dive." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Registration: In-person attendance is limited to current Harvard ID holders. No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Joe Aldy on "Learning to Build Back Better"

    Mon., Sep. 19, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Joe Aldy, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Aldy will give a talk on "Learning to Build Back Better." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom.

    Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration:Both in-person and virtual attendees should register using the button below. Upon registering, all attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link; virtual attendees should use the Zoom link to access the seminar. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: "Introducing the Salata Institute" and "The New Geopolitics of Energy"

    Mon., Sep. 12, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

    Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of Fall 2022. James Stock, Harvard's Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability and the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will provide an overview of the new Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. Meghan O'Sullivan, the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), will then discuss "The New Geopolitics of Energy."

    HKS Professor Joe Aldy will moderate the seminar and Q&A. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

    Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. For those attending virtually, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Andy Hoffman

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Andy Hoffman on "Creative or Controlled Destruction: The Fate of the Fossil Fuel Sector in a Climate Changed World"

    Mon., Apr. 25, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Andy Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hoffman will speak on "Creative or Controlled Destruction: The Fate of the Fossil Fuel Sector in a Climate Changed World." HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Alexandre Strapasson on "Biofuels and Negative Emissions Technologies"

    Mon., Apr. 18, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

    If the world is to prevent a major increase in the global mean surface temperature, it will be necessary not only to reduce carbon emissions, but also to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Photosynthesis is a natural mechanism to obtain such reductions. However, is it possible to store carbon while also using biomass energy?

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Alexandre Strapasson, Research Fellow with the Environment and Natural Resources Program. Dr. Strapasson will explore how bioenergy and land use can provide negative emissions, including new technologies and trends, as well as the main opportunities and risks associated with them.

    Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Destenie Nock

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Destenie Nock on "Energy Limiting Behavior: a Hidden Form of Energy Poverty"

    Mon., Apr. 11, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Destenie Nock, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Nock will speak on "Energy Limiting Behavior: a Hidden Form of Energy Policy." HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Space-Based Solar Geoengineering and Astropolitics

    Mon., Apr. 4, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    The prospect of using space-based technologies to reduce the amount of incoming sunlight and moderate climate change has long been on the margins of discussions about solar geoengineering. Recent and forecast technological and commercial developments, however, promise to bring space-based geoengineering closer to center stage.

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Pete Worden, Executive Director of Breakthrough Starshot, and Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor at The Economist, who will assess the future viability of space-based geoengineering techniques and explore the legal, political, and governance challenges likely to arise. Harvard Business School Professor Matthew Weinzierl will moderate the discussion. 

    Sponsors: This week's Energy Policy Seminar is co-sponsored by Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program, a joint project of the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

    Attendance: This event is free and open to the public. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Donald Paul on "Implications for the Oil & Gas Industry During the Energy Transition"

    Mon., Mar. 28, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Today, fossil fuels still account for more than 80% of total global energy demand, with oil and gas representing approximately 57% of consumption. The energy transition will require sharp reductions in fossil fuel use by 2050 in order for the world to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals. What are the implications for the oil and gas industry and the energy system as a whole during this transition? 

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Donald Paul, Executive Director of the USC Energy Institute and the William M. Keck Professor of Energy Resources at the University of Southern California. Professor Paul will discuss transition opportunities and challenges for the fossil fuel industry, including the management of the historical oil and gas asset base. HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Henry Lee & Daniel Schrag on "China's Pathway to Decarbonization"

    Mon., Mar. 21, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    If the world is going to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of climate change, China, as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, must play a major role. Although its emissions are still rising, China has announced its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2060. Given its enormous coal-dependent infrastructure, large heavy manufacturing base, and rapid rate of urbanization, transitioning away from fossil fuels will be very challenging.

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS, and Daniel Schrag, Co-Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University. Using insights from their new book, Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China, Professors Lee and Schrag will discuss the major obstacles to China's climate commitments, as well as the policy decisions it can make today to facilitate deep decarbonization several decades from now. Q&A to follow.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Solar Geoengineering and U.S. Politics

    Mon., Mar. 7, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Interest in and research on solar geoengineering has been particularly prominent in the United States compared to other countries, with the National Academies of Sciences calling in 2021 for a comprehensive, government-run national research program. Policy discussions about solar geoengineering, however, are embedded within broader climate politics, characterized by sometimes sharp disagreements among Democrats and a general failure to engage by Republicans. 

    This seminar will explore how solar geoengineering figures into U.S. politics on climate and related issues like energy and foreign policy. Join HKS Professor Joe Aldy in conversation with Kelly Wanser of SilverLining and Steven Hamburg of the Environmental Defense Fund, as they examine the current landscape in Washington, D.C., and consider prospects for the future. Professor David Keith will moderate the session.

    Sponsors: This week's Energy Policy Seminar is co-sponsored by Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program, a joint project of the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Priyank Lathwal

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Priyank Lathwal on "Pollution from Freight Trucks in the Contiguous United States: Public Health Damages and Implications for Environmental Justice"

    Mon., Feb. 14, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Priyank Lathwal, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Dr. Lathwal will speak on "Pollution from Freight Trucks in the Contiguous United States: Public Health Damages and Implications for Environmental Justice." Q&A to follow.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Liza Reed

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    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Liza Reed on "The Exploding Federal Role in Electricity Transmission"

    Mon., Jan. 31, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Liza Reed, Research Manager for Low Carbon Technology Policy at the Niskanen Center. Dr. Reed will speak on “The Exploding Federal Role in Electricity Transmission.” HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the seminar and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

    Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Laura Diaz Anadon on "Designing Policy to Accelerate Energy Innovation towards Net Zero"

    Mon., Nov. 29, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy, University of Cambridge. Prof. Diaz Anadon will present "Designing Policy to Accelerate Energy Innovation towards Net Zero". HKS Professor Venkatesh Narayanamurti will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Shonali Pachauri on “Universal Access to Modern Energy Services”

    Mon., Nov. 22, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 fall semester featuring Shonali Pachauri, Research Group Leader of the Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Research Group, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Dr. Pachauri will present “Universal Access to Modern Energy Services: Development and Climate Opportunity." HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Audrey Lee on "Decarbonizing the Grid"

    Mon., Nov. 15, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Audrey Lee, Senior Director of Energy Strategy, Microsoft. Dr. Lee will present "Decarbonizing the Grid."

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom.

  • David Keith

    The Harvard Crimson

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: David Keith on "How to Cool the Planet"

    Mon., Nov. 8, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring David Keith, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. Professor Keith will present "How to Cool the Planet: comparing the political and physical risks of carbon removal and solar geoengineering". HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. 

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Jiaqi Lu on "Cultivating Climate: US-China Relations and Global Climate Cooperation"

    Mon., Nov. 1, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Jiaqi Lu, Predoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School. Lu will present "Cultivating Climate: US-China Relations and Global Climate Cooperation." HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Jonas Meckling on "The Politics of Energy Transitions"

    Mon., Oct. 18, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Jonas Meckling, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Meckling will present “The Politics of Energy Transitions: From the Oil Crises to Climate Change." HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the discussion and Q&A.
     

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. 

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Judy Chang on “Planning for Decarbonization at the State Level”

    Mon., Oct. 4, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Judy Chang, Undersecretary of Energy and Climate Solutions for Massachusetts. Undersecretary Chang will present "Planning for Decarbonization at the State Level." HKS Professor Henry Lee will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Wake Smith on “After Net Zero”

    Mon., Sep. 27, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar featuring Wake Smith, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Lecturer, Yale College. He will present "After Net Zero".

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Frank Geels on “Understanding and Shaping the Dynamics of Low-Carbon Transitions”

    Mon., Sep. 20, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Frank Geels, Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, at the University of Manchester. Professor Geels will present "Understanding and Shaping the Dynamics of Low-Carbon Transitions: Insights and examples from socio-technical transitions research." HKS Professor William Clark will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Alejandro Nunez-Jimenez on "Renewable Hydrogen Potential in the EU"

    Mon., May 3, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00am

    Online

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program. Dr. Nuñez-Jimenez will discuss "Renewable Hydrogen Potential in the EU: Market and Geopolitical Implications of Long-Term Hydrogen Supply Strategies." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Henry Lee.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Energy Policy Seminar: Juan Moreno-Cruz on "The Role of Solar Geoengineering in Climate Policy"

    Mon., Apr. 19, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Online

    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Juan Moreno-Cruz, Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the Canada Research Chair in Energy Transitions at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Moreno-Cruz will discuss "The Role of Solar Geoengineering in Climate Policy." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

            • Seminar - Open to the Public

              Energy Policy Seminar: Marinella Davide on "Temperature and Energy Price’s Impact on Mortality in European Cities"

              Mon., Apr. 12, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

              Online

              Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Marinella Davide, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environment and Natural Resources Program. Dr. Davide will discuss "Temperature and Energy Price’s Impact on Mortality in European Cities." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

              Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

              Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                    • Seminar - Open to the Public

                      Energy Policy Seminar: Andrew Light on "International Energy and Climate Policy Outlook"

                      Mon., Apr. 5, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                      Online

                      Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Andrew Light, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Energy. Mr. Light will discuss "International Energy and Climate Policy Outlook." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                      Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                      Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                            • Seminar - Open to the Public

                              Energy Policy Seminar: Alice Hill on "Lessons from the Pandemic on How to Prepare for Climate Change"

                              Mon., Mar. 29, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                              Online

                              Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Alice Hill, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Hill will discuss "Lessons from the Pandemic on How to Prepare for Climate Change." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                              Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                              Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                  • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                    Energy Policy Seminar: Shalanda Baker on "Energy Justice"

                                    Mon., Mar. 22, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                    Online

                                    Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Shalanda Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Baker will discuss "Energy Justice." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                    Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                                    Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                      • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                        Energy Policy Seminar: Erin Mayfield on "Labor Pathways to Achieve Net Zero Emissions in the United States by Mid-Century"

                                        Mon., Mar. 15, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                        Online

                                        Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Erin Mayfield, postdoctoral scholar at Princeton University. Dr. Mayfield will discuss "Labor Pathways to Achieve Net Zero Emissions in the United States by Mid-Century." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                        Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                                        Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begin

                                        • Sanya Carley

                                          @CarleySanya on Twitter

                                          Seminar - Open to the Public

                                          Energy Policy Seminar: Sanya Carley on "Sociodemographic Disparities in Household Energy Insecurity Before and During COVID-19"

                                          Mon., Mar. 8, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                          Online

                                          Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Sanya Carley, Paul H. O’Neill Professor and Director of the Master of Public Affairs programs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Dr. Carley will discuss "Sociodemographic Disparities in Household Energy Insecurity Before and During COVID-19." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                          Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                                          Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begin.

                                        • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                          Energy Policy Seminar: Nicola De Blasio on "Renewable Hydrogen: New Energy Dependencies in a Low-Carbon World"

                                          Mon., Feb. 22, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                          Online

                                          Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Nicola De Blasio, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program. Dr. De Blasio will discuss "Renewable Hydrogen: New Energy Dependencies in a Low-Carbon World." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                          Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                                          Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                        • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                          Energy Policy Seminar: Henrik Selin and Noelle Eckley Selin on "Mercury Stories: Understanding Sustainability through a Volatile Element"

                                          Mon., Feb. 8, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                          Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Henrik Selin of Boston University and Noelle Eckley Selin of MIT to discuss their recent book, Mercury Stories: Understanding Sustainability Through a Volatile Element. The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                          Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch below.

                                          Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begin.

                                          • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Peter Fox-Penner on "Power after Carbon"

                                            Mon., Feb. 1, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                            Online

                                            Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of the spring semester, featuring Peter Fox-Penner, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University. Dr. Fox-Penner will give a talk based on his recently published book, Power after Carbon: Building a Clean, Resilient Grid. The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                            Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

                                            Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

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                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Daniel Stuart on "Designing the Next Generation of Federal Clean Energy Tax Credits"

                                            Mon., Nov. 30, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                            Online

                                            Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Daniel Stuart, HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Ph.D. Student in Public Policy at HKS. Mr. Stuart will speak on "Designing the Next Generation of Federal Clean Energy Tax Credits." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                            Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                            Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                          • Suzi Kerr

                                            ©2019 Brad Hamilton

                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Suzi Kerr on "Climate Teams: Generating Large-Scale Supply of High-Integrity International Units"

                                            Mon., Nov. 23, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                            Online

                                            Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Ms. Kerr will speak on "Climate Teams: Generating Large-Scale Supply of High Integrity National Units." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                            Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                            Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                              • Brenda Mallory

                                                SELC

                                                Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                Energy Policy Seminar: Brenda Mallory on "Clean Energy Priorities in the Southeast"

                                                Mon., Nov. 16, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                Online

                                                Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Brenda Mallory, Director of Regulatory Policy at the Southern Environmental Law Center. Ms. Mallory will speak on "Clean Energy Priorities in the Southeast." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                • Cameron Hepburn

                                                  Oxford Martin School

                                                  Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                  Energy Policy Seminar: Cameron Hepburn on "Will COVID-19 Recovery Packages Accelerate or Retard Progress on Climate Change?"

                                                  Mon., Nov. 9, 2020 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

                                                  Online

                                                  Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford. Dr. Hepburn will speak on "Will COVID-19 Recovery Packages Accelerate or Retard Progress on Climate Change?" The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                  Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                  Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                    • John Holdren

                                                      NASA/Bill Ingalls

                                                      Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                      Energy Policy Seminar: John Holdren on "Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster"

                                                      Mon., Nov. 2, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                      Online

                                                      Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at HKS. Professor Holdren will speak on "Thawing Permafrost: A Local and Global Disaster." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                      Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                      Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                      • Spencer Dale

                                                        BP

                                                        Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                        Energy Policy Seminar: Spencer Dale on "What Do (and Don’t) We Know About the Global Energy System in Net Zero?"

                                                        Mon., Oct. 26, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                        Online

                                                        Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist at BP. Mr. Dale will speak on "What Do (and Don’t) We Know About the Global Energy System in Net Zero?" The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                        Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                        Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                      • Dan Bodansky

                                                        ASU

                                                        Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                        Energy Policy Seminar: Dan Bodansky on "Solar Climate Intervention: The Case for Research and Options for Assessment and Decision-Making"

                                                        Mon., Oct. 19, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                        Online

                                                        Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Dan Bodansky, Professor of Law in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Bodansky will speak on "Solar Climate Intervention: The Case for Research and Options for Assessment and Decision-Making." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                        Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                        Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                        • Ted Nordhaus

                                                          The Breakthrough Institute

                                                          Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                          Energy Policy Seminar: Ted Nordhaus on "In Defense of Muddling: Why Climate Advocates Should Take Their Victories Where They Can Find Them"

                                                          Mon., Oct. 5, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                          Online

                                                          Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Ted Nordhaus, Founder and Executive Director of the Breakthrough Institute. Mr. Nordhaus will speak on "In Defense of Muddling: Why Climate Advocates Should Take Their Victories Where They Can Find Them." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                          Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                          Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                        • Anthony Leiserowitz

                                                          Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

                                                          Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                          Energy Policy Seminar: Anthony Leiserowitz on "Climate Change in the American Mind"

                                                          Mon., Sep. 28, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                          Online

                                                          Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of Yale University's Program on Climate Change Communication. Dr. Leiserowitz will speak on "Climate Change in the American Mind." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                          Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                          Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                        • Peter Green

                                                          NREL

                                                          Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                          Energy Policy Seminar: Peter Green on "Transitioning to a Low Carbon and Resilient Energy System of the Future: Key Challenges and Opportunities"

                                                          Mon., Sep. 21, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                          Online

                                                          September 21's Energy Policy Seminar will feature Peter F. Green, Deputy Laboratory Director of Science and Technology at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Green will speak on "Transitioning to a Low Carbon and Resilient Energy System of the Future: Key Challenges and Opportunities." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                          Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage.

                                                          Registration: Please register at the RSVP link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

                                                          • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Leah Stokes on "Short-Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States"

                                                            Mon., Sep. 14, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                                                            Online

                                                            Join us for the first-ever virtual Energy Policy Seminar on Monday, September 14 from 12:00-1:00 ET! Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science at USCB, will be speaking on "Short-Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

                                                            This event is open to the public. Please register for the Zoom webinar here. The seminar will be recorded and available to watch via the EPSS homepage for those who cannot attend live.

                                                          • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            *CANCELED* Energy Policy Seminar: Leah Stokes on “Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States”

                                                            Mon., Apr. 13, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            ANNOUNCEMENT, MARCH 9, 2020: In line with Harvard's COVID-19 travel policies and campus restrictions, the HKS Energy Policy Series is canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Each speaker has been invited to reschedule their seminar for our Fall 2020 series.

                                                            Join us for the final Energy Policy Seminar of the spring semester! We will be hearing from Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara, on “Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States.” This talk is based on and shares a title with Prof. Stokes' new book, published by Oxford University Press in 2020.

                                                            The Energy Policy Seminar Series is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

                                                          • Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            *CANCELED* Energy Policy Seminar: Jay Apt on “Is PJM Procuring Too Much Reserve Generation?”

                                                            Mon., Mar. 30, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            ANNOUNCEMENT, MARCH 9, 2020: In line with Harvard's COVID-19 travel policies and campus restrictions, the HKS Energy Policy Series is canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Each speaker has been invited to reschedule their seminar for our Fall 2020 series.

                                                            Join us on March 30 to hear from Jay Apt, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon's Electricity Industry Center. Prof. Apt will be speaking on "Is PJM Procuring Too Much Reserve Generation?”

                                                            The Energy Policy Seminar Series is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

                                                          • Suzi Kerr

                                                            Motu New Zealand

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            *CANCELED* Energy Policy Seminar: Suzi Kerr on “Climate Teams: Generating Large-Scale Supply of High-Integrity International Units”

                                                            Mon., Mar. 23, 2020 | 11:45am - 11:45am

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            ANNOUNCEMENT, MARCH 9, 2020: In line with Harvard's COVID-19 travel policies and campus restrictions, the HKS Energy Policy Series is canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Each speaker has been invited to reschedule their seminar for our Fall 2020 series.

                                                            Join us on Monday, March 12, 2020 to hear from Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on “Climate Teams: Generating Large-Scale Supply of High-Integrity International Units.”

                                                            As always, this event is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served. To view the full semester schedule for the Energy Policy Seminar Series, click here.

                                                          • Fran Ulmer

                                                            Chris Miller/On Wisconsin Magazine

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Fran Ulmer on “Geopolitical Implications of the Rapidly Changing Arctic”

                                                            Mon., Mar. 9, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

                                                            Fran Ulmer, HKS Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow, will be presenting on “Geopolitical Implications of the Rapidly Changing Arctic.”

                                                            Please note that this week's seminar will take place in the David Ellwood Democracy Lab, not Bell Hall.

                                                            As always, this event is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served. To view the full semester schedule for the Energy Policy Seminar Series, click here.

                                                          • John Deutch

                                                            MIT Department of Chemistry

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: John Deutch on "Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model"

                                                            Mon., Mar. 2, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Join us to hear from John Deutch, Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT's Department of Chemistry, and former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence (1995-1996). Professor Deutch will discuss "Four Strategies to Address Climate Change and Reduce Damage: A Conceptual Model."

                                                            It is very unlikely that climate damages can be reduced to an acceptable level by the end of the century relying only on emissions reduction. A conceptual model is presented that includes four climate change control strategies: emissions reduction, carbon dioxide (CO2) removal from the atmosphere, adaptation to climate change, and geoengineering to optimally reduce climate damage subject to a control budget constraint.

                                                            As always, this event is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

                                                            To view the full semester schedule for the Energy Policy Seminar Series, click here.

                                                          • Michael Catanzaro

                                                            Michael Catanzaro

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Michael Catanzaro on "Energy and Environmental Policy in the 21st Century: Who will Decide, Congress or the Administrative State?"

                                                            Mon., Feb. 24, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Join us on February 24th in Bell Hall to hear from Mike Catanzaro, Partner at the CGCN Group and former Special Assistant to President Trump for Domestic Energy and Environmental Policy. Mike will be speaking on "Energy and Environmental Policy in the 21st Century: Who will Decide, Congress or the Administrative State?"

                                                            The Energy Policy Seminar Series is free and open to the public; no RSVPs required. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

                                                          • Richard Schmalensee

                                                            Richard Schmalensee

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Richard Schmalensee on "Decarbonized Electric Power Systems: Some Preliminary Results"

                                                            Mon., Feb. 10, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Join us for the second Spring 2020 Energy Policy Seminar, featuring MIT's Richard Schmalensee. Professor Schmalensee will be reporting on some preliminary results from the MIT Energy Initiative’s Future of Storage project.

                                                            The Energy Policy Seminar Series is free and open to the public; no RSVP required. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

                                                          • Cecilia Han Springer

                                                            Cecilia Han Springer

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Cecilia Han Springer on "China's Belt and Road Initiative: A Clean Energy Paradox"

                                                            Mon., Jan. 27, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of the semester on January 27 at 11:45!

                                                            Cecilia Han Springer will be presenting on "China's Belt and Road Initiative: A Clean Energy Paradox." The talk will focus on an empirical analysis of the relative environmental performance of China's overseas investments in coal-fired power plants.

                                                            As always, this event is free and open to the public; buffet-style lunch will be served.

                                                          • Ted Halstead

                                                            TED2017

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Ted Halstead on "A Climate Solution Where All Sides Win"

                                                            Mon., Nov. 18, 2019 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Ted Halstead, Chairman and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, will visit HKS to present on "A Climate Solution Where All Sides Win." This seminar is adapted from Halstead's TED Talk of the same title.

                                                            In addition to being a climate expert, Halstead is also an author, policy entrepreneur and public speaker. He previously founded two other influential think tanks, including New America, and more recently founded Americans For Carbon Dividends, an advocacy organization.

                                                            This seminar series is free and open to the public; lunch will be served.

                                                          • Christopher Knittel

                                                            MIT News

                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Diary of a Wimpy Carbon Tax: Carbon Taxes as Federal Climate Policy

                                                            Mon., Nov. 4, 2019 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Christopher R. Knittel will visit HKS to discuss the role carbon taxes could play in future federal climate policy. Professor Knittel teaches Applied Economics at MIT, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and Co-Director of the Electric Power Systems Low Carbon Energy Center.

                                                            This seminar is free and open to the public; lunch will be served.

                                                          • Carol Browner

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                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Carol Browner, "Reflections on the Future of Climate Change Policy"

                                                            Mon., Oct. 28, 2019 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

                                                            Carol Browner, HKS Hauser Leader and former Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009-2011), will join the Energy Policy Seminar Series to address the future of climate policy. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership (CPL).

                                                            Open to the public; lunch will be served.  Please note the different venue for today's lecture.

                                                          • Amy Harder

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                                                            Seminar - Open to the Public

                                                            Energy Policy Seminar: Amy Harder on "The Energy and Climate Change Puzzle"

                                                            Mon., Oct. 21, 2019 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

                                                            Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

                                                            Amy Harder, energy and climate reporter for Axios, will visit HKS to deliver a talk on "The Energy and Climate Change Puzzle." A bit about Amy, in her words:

                                                            I cover energy and climate change for Axios, and write a weekly column called Harder Line. I report on trends and exclusive scoops as well as analyze the news driving the debate in this space. Previously, I covered similar issues for The Wall Street Journal. I’m the inaugural journalism fellow for the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute, contributing to the school’s work through events, workshops and other discussions. I regularly appear on PBS, MSNBC, CBS and NPR, among others.

                                                            This seminar is open to the public and lunch will be served.