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"China 2035" Lecture Series Features Michael Spence, Robert Zoellick, and Kevin Rudd

June 5, 2014

The Harvard China Project and Harvard University Center for the Environment launched a Harvard-wide public lecture series titled "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development." The spring 2014 series included public lectures by Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael Spence (March 11), former World Bank President Robert Zoellick (April 9), and former Australian Prime Minister

The Economist and China Daily cite China Project research

March 14, 2014

The China Daily described China Project research on carbon taxes, carbon trading, and air pollution, and The Economist cited results on the effectiveness of China's SO2 control policies from our new book, Clearer Skies Over China. That those policies might be effective even as wintertime fine particle (PM2.5) episodes have grown more serious may be counterintuitive but is not in fact inconsistent. For a quick explanation, click ...

China Project study of advantages of coupling wind power and electrified space heating in Beijing

February 18, 2014

A study led by China Project researchers CHEN Xinyu, LU Xi, and Project Chair Mike McELROY investigates the prospects for using electrified space heating in Beijing as a form of energy storage, easing grid integration of renewable power and reducing carbon emissions and air pollution. The paper appears in Environmental Science & Technology.