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Henry Lee

Henry Lee

Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Contact:
Telephone: (617) 495-1350
Fax: (617) 495-1635
Email: henry_lee@harvard.edu

 

 

By Topic

 

U.S. energy policy (continued)

March 14, 2005

"Cape Wind Damage"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

"Massachusetts is one of the few states in the country that has decided to address the climate problem and restrict carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. On paper, it has extolled the virtues of renewable energy and has put in place requirements that will force its utilities to purchase an ever increasing amount of their power from renewable sources. At this time, the only feasible renewable option for meeting a significant portion of these requirements is to build a measurable amount of wind generation. Since no one is suggesting that the state or federal government build this capacity themselves, private developers have to be willing to step up to the plate and invest their money to meet their goals."

 

 

June, 2001

"Entering Russia's Power Sector"

Discussion Paper

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Any international proposal for reducing carbon emissions will require active Russian participation. Russia is the fourth largest emitter of carbon in the world. Its resource base of natural gas is unmatched by any other country, and its energy sector and industry are significant consumers of fossil fuels, and thus major emitters of carbon.

 

 

August, 2000

"Coal or Gas: The Cost of Cleaner Power in the Midwest"

Discussion Paper

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program and Shashi Verma, Former Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program

The Cost of Cleaner Power in the Midwest

 

 

December 1995

"Electricity Restructuring and the Environment"

Discussion Paper

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Competition may offset many of the environmental shortcomings of the past regulatory regimes, although it is possible that competition will result in older, dirtier coal plants being kept on-line and used more often.

 

 

April, 1995

Shaping National Responses to Climate Change: A Post Rio Guide

Book

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

 

 

"Summary of Symposium on Health Aspects of Exposure to Asbestos in Buildings"

Discussion Paper

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

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"Designing Domestic Carbon Trading Systems: Key Considerations"

Discussion Paper

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

In the fall of 1998, the US government was divided between those who believed that the nation should agree to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and those who believed the price tag was too high and the scientific evidence too uncertain.

 

April 2016

"Increasing Residential Building Energy Efficiency In China: An Evaluation of Policy Instruments"

Discussion Paper

By Xiaoqi Xu, Former Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2013–2014, Laura Diaz Anadon, Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program and Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Various policies targeting at building energy efficiency have been promulgated by the Chinese government in the past decade. However, few studies evaluate if China is on the right path to meet its energy goals through these policies by providing an assessment of their effect in reducing energy consumption in residential buildings or the feasibility of such policies to catalyze these reductions. This paper attempts to fill this gap by systematically quantifying (1) the energy savings catalyzed by existing policy instruments; (2) the additional energy savings that could be realized by strengthening these policies; and (3) the relative advantages of each policy.

 

 

June 2015

"The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?"

Rapporteur's Report

By Joern Huenteler, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group, 2015–2016; Former Research Fellow, ETIP, 2013–2015 and Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 7 and 8, 2015. The workshop brought together twenty-eight of the world's leading experts from the fields of policy, science, and business for an intensive two-day session. This report is a summary of the main points and issues raised over the two days. It has been reviewed by all the participants. The summary is intended to reflect the breadth of the discussion, rather than to suggest any form of overall consensus among the participants.

 

 

June 18, 2015

"Steps to China's Carbon Peak"

Journal Article, Nature, volume 522

By Zhu Liu, Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Dabo Guan, Scott Moore, Former Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2012–2014, Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Jun Su, Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2002 and Qiang Zhang

China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide, accounting for one-quarter of the global total in 2013. Although the country has successfully lowered the rate of emissions from industry in some cities through improved technology and energy-efficiency measures, rapid economic growth means that more emissions are being added than removed. Without mitigation, China's CO2 emissions will rise by more than 50% in the next 15 years.

 
Environment - ENRP

The Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) is the center of the Kennedy School of Government's research and outreach on public policy that affects global environmental quality and natural resource management.

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.

Broadmoor Project

The Broadmoor Project: New Orleans Recovery is an effort initiated in 2006 to assist residents of New Orleans' hard-hit Broadmoor neighborhood in designing and implementing a strategy for post-Katrina neighborhood recovery.