Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard
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Spring 2014

Monday, February 3, 12pm-1:30pm
A Different Way to Look at Carbon Emissions in China. Summary.
Zhu Liu, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy project, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 10, 12pm – 1:30pm
Environmental and Technology Policy Options in the Electricity Sector: Interactions and Outcomes. Paper. Slides.
Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy, Resources for the Future
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 24, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Tailoring Energy Deployment Policies to Support Innovation in Specific Energy Technologies. Summary.
Joern Huenteler, Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 3, 12:30pm-2:00pm*PLEASE NOTE LATER TIME*
Rethinking electricity distribution regulation. Slides. Summary.
Ignacio Perez-Arriaga
Visiting Professor, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), MIT; and Professor & Director of the BP Chair on Energy & Sustainability, Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica (IIT), Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 10, 12pm – 1:30 pm
The Energy Outlook. Summary.
Adam Sieminski, Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 24, 12pm-1:30pm
The Water-Energy Nexus in Oman and Abu Dhabi: A View from the Agricultural Sector. Summary.
Mattijs Van Maasakkers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 31, 12pm-1:30pm
The Social Cost of Carbon in Federal Rulemaking. Slides. Summary.
Elizabeth Kopits, National Center for Environmental Economics, Office of Policy, U.S. EPA
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 7, 12:30pm-2:00pm*PLEASE NOTE LATER TIME*
Promoting Renewable Energy Technologies: Beyond Traditional Financial Incentives. Slides. Summary.
Dr. Walter Steinmann, Managing Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and State Secretary for Energy
FAINSOD ROOM, LITTAUER 324

Monday, April 14, 12pm-1:30pm
Geoengineering the Climate
David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (SEAS); Professor of Public Policy (HKS)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 21, 12pm-1:30pm
The Impact of Energy Policy Instruments on the Level of Energy Efficiency
Massimo Filippini, Visiting Scholar, HKS, and Professor, ETH Zurich and University of Lugano
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, May 5, 12:30pm-2:00pm*PLEASE NOTE LATER TIME*
Title TBA
Peter Rothstein, President, New England Clean Energy Council

Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS   

Fall 2013

Monday, September 16, 12pm-1:30pm
Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think About Energy
Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 23, 12pm – 1:30pm
UK Power Market Reforms—Perfect Storm, or Perfect Opportunity?
Jonathan Brearley, Former Director of Electricity Market Reform, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (2009 – July 2013)    
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 30, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Twenty Years of Electricity Market Reform: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
Theresa Flaim, Energy Resource Economics
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 21, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Conversation on Green Energy
Eamon Ryan, Party Leader, Irish Green Party; Former Minister for Energy and Communications, Irish Government and
Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 28, 12pm – 1:30 pm
The U.S. Oil Boom and International Politics: Easy Answers and Difficult Questions             
Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 4, 12pm-1:30pm
The Economic Benefits of Reducing our Dependence on Oil; 40 Years After the Arab Oil Embargo
Carl Pope, Principal at Inside Straight Strategies and Former Executive Director for the Sierra Club (’92-’10), (slides); Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Program, Ceres (slides); and Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), (slides). Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS.
Event summary

Monday, November 25, 12pm-1:30pm
“Europe, Russia, and the Gas Revolution: Firms and Geopolitics in the Age of Shale.”
Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, December 2, 12pm-1:30pm
"Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform."
Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Summary; Slides

Monday, December 9, 12pm-1:30pm
Manipulation of Day-ahead Electricity Prices through Virtual Bidding
Chiara LoPrete, HUCE Fellow
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Summary; Slides

For more information contact Louisa Lund, 5-8693, louisa_lund@hks.harvard.edu


Spring 2013

Seminars will be held Mondays, noon-1:30pm. Lunch will be provided.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact Louisa Lund, 5-8693, louisa_lund@hks.harvard.edu

 


Fall 2012

All seminars will be held Mondays in Bell Hall at the Harvard Kennedy School. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, September 17, 12:30pm – 2pm
The Hidden Costs of Energy
James Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences; Director, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Click here to link to The Hidden Costs of Energy NAS report

Monday, September 24, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Who Pays Fuel Taxes and What Does It Mean for Policy?
Erich Muehlegger, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 1, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Putting Free Enterprise to Work on Energy and Climate.
Bob Inglis, U.S. Rep. (R-SC4) 1993-1999; 2005-2011
Director, Energy & Enterprise Initiative
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 15, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Comprensive Tax Reform and US Energy Policy.
Prepared as written testimony for the Hearing on “Tax Reform: The Impact on U.S. Energy Policy,” Committee on Finance, United States Senate, June 12. 2012, (Video). 
Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 22, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Oil Dependence: What Does it Really Cost Us?
David Greene, Corporate Fellow, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Research Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Tennessee
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 29, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
The Political Economy of Oil in Latin America
Francisco Monaldi, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Center on Energy and the Environment, IESA, Venezuela
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 5, 12:15PM – 1:45pm
Electricity Sector Reform: Towards Low-Carbon Generation - Lessons from Europe and Germany
Christian von Hirschhausen, Research Director, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 19, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
The Impact of Tax Credits and Grants on Wind Power Investment
Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 26, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Moving Forward on Climate Policy: What Do We Need to Know?
Gilbert Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at U.S. Department of the Treasury  Professor of Economics, Tufts University (on leave)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS **Note: This session will be off the record.

Monday, December 3, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
The “Stealth Tax” and the Biofuels Mandate: Exploring the Political Challenges of the Gasoline Tax
Hanna Breetz, ETIP Associate/MIT Ph.D. Candidate
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, December 10, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reductions 
Jared Carbone, Associate Professor, University of Calgary 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

For more information contact Louisa Lund, or by phone at 617-495-8693.


Spring 2012

All seminars will take place Mondays, 12pm-1:30pm, in Bell Hall.
Lunch will be provided.

Monday, January 30, 12pm-1:30pm
The MIT Future of the Electric Grid Study
Richard Schmalensee, MIT
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, February 13, 12pm-1:30pm
Restoring the Gulf of Mexico—An Energy Policy? A Historical Perspective on Energy/Environment in the Gulf Region
Jason Theriot, Energy Policy Fellow, Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building,

Monday, February 27, 12pm-1:30pm
Oil: The Next Big Surprises
Leonardo Maugeri, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 5, 12pm-1:30pm
Are Current Electricity Markets Suitable to Integrate Non-dispatchable (Renewable) Producers?
Antonio Conejo, University of Castilla - La Mancha
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 19, 12pm-1:30pm
Simultaneously Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change and Improving Human Health and Food Security
Joel Schwartz, Harvard School of Public Health
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 26, 12pm-1:30pm
But Will the Planet Notice? Why only economists -- not recyclers -- can stop global warming
Gernot Wagner, Environmental Defense Fund & Columbia University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 2, 12pm-1:30pm
China’s Electricity System Reform
Yaodong Shi, Fellow, Consortium for Energy Policy Research
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 9, 12pm-1:30pm
Current Practices and Future Opportunities: Managing Produced Water in the Marcellus
Meagan Mauter, Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy and Consortium for Energy Policy Research
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Monday, April 23, 12pm-1:30pm
Regulating the Brazilian Power Sector
Jerson Kelman, Former Director, Brazil’s National Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 30, 12pm-1:30pm
Internalizing the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Energy Development
Speaker: James Tripp, Senior Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
Respondents: Bill Hogan and Jason Theriot, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

For more information contact Louisa Lund, 5-8693, louisa_lund@hks.harvard.edu.


Fall 2011

All seminars will take place Mondays, 12pm-1:30pm, in the room indicated.
Lunch will be provided.

Monday, September 12, 12pm-1:30pm
Massimo Filipini, University of Lugano
Benchmarking and the regulation of electricity distribution companies
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 19, 12pm-1:30pm
Francesco Venturini, President and CEO, Enel Green Power North America
Developing renewable energy projects in the US: Perspectives from Enel Green Power
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 3, 12pm-1:30pm
George Baker, Harvard Business School
Renewable energy on the coast of Maine and beyond
Fainsod Room, Room 324, Littauer Building, HKS

Monday, October 24, 12pm-1:30pm
Trevor Houser, Peterson Institute for International Economics
China’s energy future
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 31, 12pm-1:30pm
Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School
Legal and Regulatory Challenges to Moving Energy and Climate Policy Forward
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 7, 12pm-1:30pm
Truth Telling by Third-Party Environmental Auditors: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in India
Rohini Pande, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 14, 12pm-1:30pm
Meeting the Energy Needs of Tomorrow: Opportunities and Challenges
Jason Bordoff, Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change, Council on Environmental Quality, and Senior Advisor for Energy and Environmental Policy, National Economic Council
Fainsod Room, Room 324, Littauer Building, HKS

Monday, November 28, 12pm-1:30pm
Recent Developments in Shale Gas: Observations from the Vantage Point of Two New Studies (National Petroleum Council and the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board)
Sue Tierney, Analysis Group
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, December 5, 12pm-1:30pm
Investigating the Gulf Oil Spill: Challenges and Opportunities
Richard Lazarus, Harvard Law School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

For more information contact Louisa Lund, or by phone at 617-495-8693.


Spring 2011

Mondays, 12-1:30pm
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, Jan. 31, 12pm-1:30pm
Chris Jones, HUCE Fellow
“Rethinking the History of Energy Transitions”
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, Feb. 7, 12pm-1:30pm
Dan Schrag, Harvard
“Towards a U.S. Energy Policy”
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, Feb. 14, 12pm-1:30pm
Dick Benschop, Shell
“Perspectives on Energy Policy Making”
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, Feb. 28, 12pm-1:30pm
Sarah Jordaan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
“Quantifying Land Use Impacts of Energy Extraction”
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 7, 12pm-1:30pm
Greg Nemet, Visiting Scholar
Where do new energy technologies come from?  Using patent data to identify the importance and sources of knowledge flows from other industries
Weil Hall, Ground Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 21, 12pm-1:30pm
Laura Diaz Anadon, Matthew Bunn, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard
Transforming U.S. Energy Technology Innovation
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, March 28, 12pm-1:30pm
Erich Muehlegger, HKS
Do Americans Consume Too Little Natural Gas?
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 4, 12pm-1:30pm
Henry Lee, HKS
Is an Electric Car in Your Future?
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 11, 12pm-1:30pm
Richard Vietor, HBS
Low-carbon energy options
Weil Hall, Ground Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 18, 12pm-1:30pm
Joe Aldy, HKS
A National Clean Energy Standard
Weil Hall, Ground Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, April 25, 12pm-1:30pm
Richard Sears, MIT Visiting Scientist & Senior Science and Engineering Advisor to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
When Technology Meets Reality: Macondo and Managing Technological Complexity
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, May 2, 12pm-1:30pm
Jonas Meckling, Geopolitics of Energy Fellow
National Oil Companies and the Geopolitics of Energy
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

For more information contact Louisa Lund, 5-8693.


Fall 2010

Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Tuesday, September 21
ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series
Joe Lassiter, HBS
“Building Green Businesses: Issues in Entrepreneurial Finance” 
2:30-4pm, Bell Hall

Tuesday, Oct. 5
Tony Meggs, MIT
“The Future of Natural Gas”

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Matthias Risse, HKS
“Climate Change and Common Ownership of the Earth”

Tuesday, Oct. 19
Joseph Cullen, HUCE Fellow
“Environmental Regulation in Electricity Markets”

Tuesday, Nov. 2
Ashley Brown, HKS
“Issues in Implementing the Smart Grid”

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Fu Feng, HKS
“Promoting Energy Conservation in China”

Tuesday, Nov. 16
William Hogan, HKS
“Electricity Transmission Infrastructure Investment”

Tuesday, Nov. 23
Jonathan Schrag, RGGI
“Implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: An Update at 2 Years”

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Matthew Bunn, HKS
“Making Nuclear Energy Suitable for More of the World’s Energy Supply: Prospects and Issues”

Tuesday, Dec. 14
Richard Nelson, Columbia University
What Kind of Public R and D Support Makes Sense?”


Spring 2010
Energy Technology Innovation Policy & Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Global Climate Policy after Copenhagen: Seeking a Way Forward
Bo Lidegaard, Permanent Undersecretary of State, Office of the Prime Minister of Denmark, in conversation with HKS professors William Hogan and Robert Stavins

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Environment and Directed Technical Change
Phillippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor Economics, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Cash for Clunkers: How Public Money Influences which Cars we Buy
Edward Huang, Research Fellow, ETIP

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Driving and the Built Environment: Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use and CO2 Emissions
Prof. José Gómez-Ibáñez, HKS, GSD

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Prices vs. Quantities, Yet Again: Allowance Reserves and Banking
William A. (Billy) Pizer, Deputy Assistant Secretary For Environment And Energy, U.S. Treasury

Monday, March 29, 2010
Science and Policy for a Low-Carbon Economy
Prof. Dan Kammen, University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
An Industry Perspective on Energy Security, Natural Gas and a Lower Carbon Energy Mix
Ian Smale, Executive V.P. For Policy, British Petroleum

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Recent Evolution of the Brazilian Electricity Industry
Joisa Saraiva, Visiting Scholar, Mossavar-Rahmani Center For Business And Government

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Unconventional Takes on the Climate-Energy Problem
Prof. John Schellnhuber, Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Changing Landscapes in Energy: Concerns from Asia
Dr. Tilak K. Doshi, Chief Economist, and Mr Chin Hean Khoo, Executive Director, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Climate Change Mitigation as a Stimulus for Expanding Rural Energy Access in India
Balachandra Patil Research Fellow, ETIP

Monday, April 26, 2010
Geoengineering: Science and Strategy
Prof. David Keith, Director, ISEE Energy and Environmental Systems Group, University of Calgary

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Institutions for Energy Innovation: Science and Technology Decision-Making at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Nat Logar, Research Fellow, ETIP


Fall 2009
Energy Technology Innovation Policy & Consortium for Energy Policy Research Seminar Series

Monday, September 21, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
C-ROADS: A Climate Simulation Model for Policymakers and the Public
John Sterman, MIT

Monday, October 5, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Understanding Energy Governance in China: A Portfolio Approach
Ed Cunningham, Ash Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Monday, October 19, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Smarter Pricing for a Smarter Grid: A Locational Model for Operating Reserves
William Hogan, Harvard Kennedy School

Monday, November 9, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Putting 3Party Covenant Concepts Developed at KSG Into Practice by Developing Commercial Scale Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) and CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects in the US
William Rosenberg

Monday, November 16, 1:10-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption
James Hammitt, Harvard School of Public Health

Monday, November 23, 1-2:30pm, Location TBA
Energy Research, Development, Demonstration & Deployment Policy
Matthew Bunn and Laura Anadon, Harvard Kennedy School

Monday, November 30, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Accelerating Innovation in Energy: Lessons from other Sectors
Rebecca Henderson, HBS

Monday, December 7, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Opportunities for Reducing U.S. Transportation’s Petroleum Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
John Heywood, MIT

Monday, December 14, 1-2:30pm, Fainsod Room (Littauer 324, HKS)
Exploring a Legal Framework for Achieving Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the US
Wendy Jacobs, Harvard Law School


Spring 2009
The Geopolitics of Energy Seminar Series
Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Land Lecture Hall (4th Floor, Belfer Building)
Harvard Kennedy School

This seminar series looks at the intersection of grand strategy and energy. How are major and middle powers assessing the energy landscape and anticipating their future energy needs? How are these assumptions shaping their foreign policies, their military policies, and their broader interactions with the world? To what extent are geopolitics influencing the pace and character of the shift to alternative energy sources?

This series brings distinguished speakers to Harvard to look at such questions primarily from country and regional perspectives. Their insights will provide us a basis, not only for understanding country actions, but also for identifying possible new nodes of international conflict and cooperation.

February 18. The Future of Oil and Gas
John Hess, Chairman and CEO, Hess Corporation

February 25. Europe and the Caspian
Steve Mann, Coordinator for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan

March 4. China
Erica Downs, China Energy Fellow, The Brookings Institution

MAR 11 The United States
Amy Myers Jaffe, Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

March 18. Russia
Fiona Hill, National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council

April 1. India
Varun Rai, Research Fellow, Stanford University

April 22. Energy, Markets, and Geopolitics
Tom Fingar, Payne Distinguished Lecturer, Stanford University Former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council

April 29. Geopolitics of Energy: Looking Forward
Llewelyn Hughes, Research Fellow, Consortium for Energy Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School

For more information:heprg@ksg.harvard.edu


Fall 2008
Energy Policy Research Seminar Schedule

Please note: In an effort to make energy policy seminars more available to those who wish to attend, this year we have varied seminar days/times/locations.  This schedule includes the regular ETIP seminars, which  meet Tuesdays, 9:30-11am.

Monday, September 15,  9:30-11am
Gwyn Prins, LSE
“The Mounting Crisis in Climate Policy and What to Do About It”
HKS, Fainsod Room, Littauer 324

Wednesday, September 17, 4-6pm
Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Industry of India
ETIP Seminar
Fainsod Room, Littauer 324

Tuesday, September 23, 9:30-11am
ETIP Seminar: Jeff Bielicki, ETIP Research Fellow
“Technological Learning, Spillovers, and Return to Scale for Carbon Capture and Storage”
HKS, Belfer Ctr Library, Littauer 369

Tuesday, September 30, 9:30-11am
ETIP Seminar: Ross Morrow, ETIP Research Fellow
“Systems Modeling of Automotive Market Dynamics Created by Greenhouse Gas Policy Initiatives”
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Monday Oct.6, 5-6:30pm
Future of Energy Series: John Rowe, Exelon Corporation
Science Center Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford Street

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9:30-11am
ETIP Seminar: Ananth Chikkatur, ETIP Research Fellow, and Shoibal Chakravarty, Researcher, Princeton Environmental Institute
“Equity and Climate Policy: An Allocation Method Based on Individual Emissions”
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Wednesday, October 9, 10-11:30am
ETIP Seminar: Jonathan Sinton, China Programme Manager, Senior Energy Analyst, and Principal Administrator of the International Energy Agency
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9:30-11am
ETIP Seminar: Hongyan He Oliver, ETIP Research Fellow
“Results of Beijing China In-use Vehicle Emissions Project”
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Tuesday, October 28, 9:30-11am
ETIP Seminar: Jose Condor Tarco, ETIP Research Fellow
“Research on Carbon Storage as a Climate-Change Reduction Strategy”
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Monday, Nov. 17, 4-5:30pm
Prof. Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, MIT
“Transmission issues in cross-border trade of electricity: The case of internal compensation charges in the European Union”
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 5pm
Future of Energy Series: R. James Woolsey, Vantagepoint Venture Partners
Science Center Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford Street

Monday, Nov. 24, 4-5:30pm
Prof. Daniel Schrag, FAS/HUCE
HKS, Perkins Room, 4th Floor, Rubenstein Building

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 9:30-11am
ETIP Seminar: Prof. Ramprasad Sengupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
“Issues in Sustainable Energy Development of India”
HKS, Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369

Monday, Dec. 1, 4-5:30pm
Prof. Rawi Abdelal, HBS
“Gazprom and Europe: Politics and Pipelines”
HKS, Perkins Room, 4th Floor, Rubenstein Building

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 5-6:30pm
Future of Energy Series: Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
Science Center B, 1 Oxford Street

Monday, Dec. 8, 4-5:30pm
Steven Stoft, author, Power System Economics (2002) and Carbonomics (forthcoming)
“The Carbonomics of Kissinger's Cartel, Double Dividends, and Global Fairness”
HKS, Perkins Room, 4th Floor, Rubenstein Building

For more information, contact Louisa Lund, Program Director, Consortium for Energy Policy Research, at Louisa_lund@harvard.edu or 495-8693.
Date of last revision: 10/29/08


SPRING 2008
ENERGY POLICY SEMINAR SERIES

Tuesday, February 5, 2008, 9:30-11am
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Gustavo Collantes - ETIP Director, Research Fellow
The Impact of Policies to Reduce Oil Consumption and GHG Emissions in the Transport Sector: Insights from NEMS (National Energy Modeling System)*
Location: KSG, Littauer-369

Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 12:15–1:45 pm
Gary Samore, Council on Foreign Relations
Prospects for a Nuclear Deal with Iran  
Location KSG,  Belfer Center Library (Littauer 369)
RSVP Required: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/samore.html

Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 9:30-11am
William Hogan
Electricity Market Design
Location: KSG, Littauer 324 (Fainsod Room)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 9:30-11am
Lifeng Zhao, ETIP Research Fellow
An Economic Assessment of Deploying Advanced Coal Power Technologies in the Chinese Context*
Location: KSG, Littauer-369

Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 9:30-11am
Robert Frosch, ETIP Senior Research Associate
Application Oriented R&D: Aphorisms and Anecdotes*
Location: KSG, Littauer-369

Thursday, March 6, 2008, 4:30-6pm
Adam Dixon, Steven Hauser, and Peter Corsell, of GridPoint Technologies
A Conversation with GridPoint Technologies
Co-sponsored by HUCE, EPRP, and HEPG
Location: 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9:30-11am
Erich Muehlegger, Faculty Chair, Regulatory Policy Program
Demand for Fuel Efficiency and the Effects of Tighter Automotive Fuel Economy Standards
Location: KSG, Fainsod Room

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 , 9:30-11am
Jack Johnston, Planning Executive, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (retired)
Energy R&D and Policy: "Embracing" Failure*
Location: KSG, Littauer-369

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9:30-11am
Juha Kiviluoma, ETIP Research Fellow
Plug-in Electric Vehicles and the Power System*
Location: KSG, Littauer-369

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 9:30-11am
Daniele Cesano, Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, CID
Biofuel Production, Poverty Reduction and Private Sector Engagement: What Can We Learn from the Brazilian Experience?*
Location: KSG, Littauer 369

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 9:30-11am
Garth Heutel, HUCE Fellow
Optimal Environmental Policy under Economic Fluctuations
Location: KSG, Littauer 324 (Fainsod Room)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 9:30-11am
Jennie Stephens, ETIP Research Associate
Perceptions of and Discourse on Emerging Energy Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Comparative State-level Media Analysis*
Location: KSG, Littauer 369

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 9:30-11am
Ananth Chikkatur, ETIP Research Fellow
Coal Assessment and Extraction in India: Issues and Prospects*
Location: KSG, Littauer 369
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