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Lu et al. Wind Power Study on the Cover of Nature Energy

Lu et al. Wind Power Study on the Cover of Nature Energy

June 4, 2016

A China Project study led by Prof. LU Xi (now at Tsinghua U.) and Project Chair Prof. Michael McELROY, comparing the challenges of wind power development in China and the U.S., is the cover article of Nature Energy. The paper decomposes factors contributing to wind power underperformance, including curtailment, differences in turbine quality, and delayed grid connection.... Read more about Lu et al. Wind Power Study on the Cover of Nature Energy

Former VP Al Gore Public Lecture on Climate, the U.S., and China

Former VP Al Gore Public Lecture on Climate, the U.S., and China

April 8, 2016

On April 7, 2016, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore spoke to a capacity crowd in Harvard's Sanders Theater, in the inaugural public lecture of the China 2030/2050 initiative of the Harvard China Project funded by the HGI. Gore expressed optimism about progress in low-carbon energy developments and the roles played by the U.S. and China in his lecture.
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Nielsen in EHP on Encouraging PM2.5 Trends in China

Nielsen in EHP on Encouraging PM2.5 Trends in China

February 29, 2016

Project Executive Director Chris NIELSEN is quoted in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives regarding satellite-based evidence that annual average PM2.5 concentrations have declined throughout most of China since 2007, contrary to widespread popular perceptions. 

Nielsen comments that the new findings from the study, led by colleagues MA Zongwei and LIU Yang of Emory University, are consistent with effects of various factors on air quality, and...

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Ho on BBC Describing Economic Feasibility of Air Pollution Control

Ho on BBC Describing Economic Feasibility of Air Pollution Control

January 29, 2016

China Project economist Mun HO contrasts economic conditions in China's rust belt to that of other regions and the resulting effects on local environmental implementation. For an audio excerpt of the interview on the BBC's "The Inquiry," click here. Ho describes the challenges of unexpected economic slowdown within China and the prolonged global...

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McElroy in the Harvard Gazette on the New U.S.-China Joint Statement on Climate

September 25, 2015

Prof. Mike McElroy, Project Chair, is interviewed in the Harvard Gazette about China’s latest climate commitment, how the latest U.S.-China announcement might affect the UN climate talks in Paris, and whether it might make U.S. officials more open to a national plan to curb carbon emissions. McElroy specifically addresses the Chinese plans to enact national carbon trading and to commit $3.1B in climate-related...

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New York Times Cites China Project Symposium and Investigation

July 14, 2014

Changing regional climate might be increasing atmospheric stagnation in northern China in winter, contributing to recent severe haze episodes. This is an area of active investigation in the atmospheric science community, both within China and beyond. It was one topic explored at a Harvard China Project symposium, "China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development," held June 18-19 at the Harvard Center Shanghai with leading Chinese scientists, economists, and policy analysts.... Read more about New York Times Cites China Project Symposium and Investigation

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

June 5, 2014

The China Project and the Harvard University Center for the Environment launched a 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 Kevin RUDD (April 30).... Read more about "China 2035" Lecture Series Features Michael Spence, Robert Zoellick, and Kevin Rudd

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The Economist, China Daily Cite China Project Research, also Subject of New York Times Op-Ed

March 14, 2014

The China Daily described China Project research on carbon pricing and air pollution; The Economist cited results on the effectiveness of China's SO2 controls from our book, Clearer Skies Over China, also a subject of a New York Times op-ed by Project researchers Chris NIELSEN and Mun HO.... Read more about The Economist, China Daily Cite China Project Research, also Subject of New York Times Op-Ed

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 (Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies) 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.... Read more about China Project Study of Advantages of Coupling Wind Power and Electrified Space Heating in Beijing

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The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Gazette, ClimateProgress, and South China Morning Post discuss China Project Research on Air Pollution and Carbon Taxes.

December 17, 2013

Articles in the The Wall Street Journal, ClimateProgress, the Harvard Gazette, and the South China Morning Post include comments of Chris Nielsen, Mun Ho, and/or Cao Jing on carbon taxes and China's mixed record on energy and environment, drawing on the new China Project book Clearer Skies Over China.... Read more about The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Gazette, ClimateProgress, and South China Morning Post discuss China Project Research on Air Pollution and Carbon Taxes.