Renewables and Alternative Energy

Chris Nielsen

He co-leads an ongoing initiative that integrates research across fields at Harvard, Tsinghua University, and Nanjing University to evaluate the economic costs and environmental benefits of Chinese national emission control policies. An initial version linked the Project’s research in economics, environmental engineering, and health science to assess taxes on air pollution weighted by health damages, presented in Clearing the Air: The Health and Economic Damages of Air Pollution in China (2007, MIT Press).

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Harvard China Project
(617) 496-2378

Joanna Lewis

Joanna Lewis is an associate professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her research focuses on energy, environment and innovation in China, including renewable energy industry development and climate change policy. She is currently leading a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Partnerships and Technological Leapfrogging in China’s Clean Energy Sector. Her recent book, Green Innovation in China: China’s Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy was the winner of the 2014 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award by the International Studies Association for best book of the year in environmental studies. Dr. Lewis is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report and a visiting faculty affiliate with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group. She has worked with the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the Asia Society, and the Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program, among other governmental, non-governmental and international organizations, and has been a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, the Wilson Center and the East West Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.

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Georgetown University
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
(202) 687-7284