HKS Affiliated Authors

Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, FAS


May 16, 2024, Paper: "The decreasing cost of electricity worldwide from wind and solar energy, as well as that of end-use technologies such as electric vehicles, reflect substantial progress made toward replacing fossil fuels with alternative energy sources. But a full transition to clean energy can only be realized if numerous challenges are overcome. Many problems can be addressed through the discovery of new materials that improve the efficiency of energy production and consumption; reduce the need for scarce mineral resources; and support the production of green hydrogen, clean ammonia, and carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuels. However, research and development of new energy materials are not as aggressive as they should be to meet the demands of climate change."