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John P. Holdren

John P. Holdren

Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

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2004

December 2004

Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America's Energy Challenges

Report

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, William K. Reilly, John W. Rowe, Philip Sharp, Former Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Former Associate, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, 2001-2003; Former Lecturer in Public Policy, 1995-2001; Former Dir., IOP; HKS, 1995-1998, 2004-05 and Jason Grumet

The report contains detailed policy recommendations for addressing oil security, climate change, natural gas supply, the future of nuclear energy, and other long-term challenges, and is backed by more than 30 original research studies.

 

 

December 2004

U.S. Government Policies Relating to International Cooperation on Energy

Report Chapter

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board

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December, 2004

Management of Energy - Technology Innovation Activities at the Department of Energy

Report Chapter

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board and Robert Frosch, Senior Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

 

 

December 2004

"DOE Budget Authority for Energy, Research, Development, and Demonstration Database"

Report Chapter

By Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board, Ambuj D. Sagar, Visiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Paul de Sa, Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1999-2000, John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and Diane Segal

A database tracking budget requests on energy-technology research, development, and demonstraton (RD&D) from 1978–2006.

 

 

Fall 2004

"A Tribute to Harvey Brooks"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Harvey Brooks passed away at the age of 88 on May 28, 2004, at the home on Brewster Street in Cambridge that he shared with his wife Helen for more than fifty years. He was the Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Emeritus, at the Kennedy School, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus, in Harvard's Division of Engineering and Applied Science, and the founder in 1976 and director until 1986 of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Kennedy School's Center for Science and International Affairs, today known as the Belfer Center.

 

 

June 2004

"U.S. Government Investments in Energy Innovation Database"

Fact Sheet

By Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board, Ambuj D. Sagar, Visiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Diane Segal, Paul de Sa, Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1999-2000 and John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

U.S. Government Investments in Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Database: a database in Microsoft Excel format tracking budget requests on energy-technology research, development, and demonstraton (RD&D) from 1978–2004, including charts.

 

2003

December 2003

The Economics of Reprocessing vs. Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Report

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005, John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Steve Fetter, Former Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

For decades, there has been an intense debate over the best approach to managing spent fuel from nuclear power reactors, whether it is better to dispose of it directly in geologic repositories, or reprocess it to recover and recycle the plutonium and uranium, disposing only of the wastes from reprocessing and recycling.

 

 

October, 2003

Increasing U.S. Natural Gas Supplies: Discussion Paper and Recommendations from the National Commission on Energy Policy

Report

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

U.S. consumption of natural gas increased by 18 percent between 1990 and 2002 and is expected to grow for at least the next two decades, in large part because of substantial additions of gas-fired electric generating capacity. However, the conditions that spurred much of this expansion – an apparent abundance of natural gas and relatively low prices – now appear to be changing quickly.

 

 

Fall 2003

"Environmental Change and the Human Condition"

Journal Article, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

This presentation was given at the 1864th Stated Meeting, held at the House of the Academy on November 13, 2002.

 

 

August 2003

Reviving the Electricity Sector: Findings of the National Commission on Energy Policy

Report

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Electric-industry restructuring has derailed. The massive blackout of August 14, 2003 certainly was not needed to underscore the point, but it adds urgency to the effort to find solutions.

 

Energy Policy Recommendations to the President and the 110th Congress

The National Commission on Energy Policy proposes revised policies regarding a cap and trade proposal for addressing global climate change, increases in fuel economy standards, approaches for the storage of nuclear waste, development and deployment of advanced coal technologies, adoption of a national renewable energy standard, and other major energy policy issues.

Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) applies methods drawn from technology assessment, political science, economics, management, and law to study problems where science, technology, and policy intersect.

Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.