Confronting Dangerous Climate Change

From the endangered Arctic to the nation’s capital, the challenges posed by human-caused climate change have been front and center at the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP). ENRP sponsored a delegation of 12 HKS students and Belfer Center research fellows to attend the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly, held in Reykjavik, Iceland from … Read more

New program offers blueprint and ‘Golden Rules’ for increasing sustainable electricity in developing countries

Global outreach effort by electricity giants fosters bottom-up approach to strong Public-Private Partnerships; ‘Golden Rules’ draw on lessons worldwide The first hybrid wind-diesel electricity park in Ecuador’s famed Galápagos World Heritage Site, built by the private sector in partnership with the national and local governments, has for the past five years successfully reduced costly diesel … Read more

The Role of the Complementary Sector and its Relationship with Network Formation and Government Policies in Emerging Sectors: The Case of Solar Photovoltaics Between 2001 and 2009

Understanding the role of government policies in promoting the introduction of renewable technologies can help to catalyze the transition toward a more sustainable energy system. The literature on technological transitions using a multi-level perspective suggests that the co-evolution of the niche market (the new technology) and the complementary regime may have an important role to … Read more

Researchers Read the Coffee Grounds and Find a Promising Energy Resource For the Future

What’s usually considered old garbage might be a promising asset for our energy supply, according to University of Cincinnati researchers. For many of us, it’s the fuel that wakes us up and gets us started on our day. Now, University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering that an ingredient in our old coffee grounds might someday … Read more