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Kuishuang Feng, S. J. Davis, X. Li, D. Guan, L. Sun, W. Liu, Z. Liu, K. Hubacek. Outsourcing CO2   within China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS). 2013, 110(21).(Highlighted by PNAS, Nature Climate Change)

Nielsen, Chris P., and Mun S. Ho, eds. In press (2013). Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Pollution, Climate, and Economic Goals. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Zhang, Hui and Shangui Zhao. "China Moves Cautiously Ahead on Nuclear Energy." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 22, 2013.

Zhao, Yu, Jie Zhang, and Chris P. Nielsen. 2013. The effects of recent control policies on trends in emissions of anthropogenic atmospheric pollutants and CO2 in China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13: 487-508, doi:10.5194/acp-13-487-2013.

Zhao, Yu, Chris P. Nielsen, and Jie Zhang. Submitted (2012c). Viewpoint: The imperative to broaden China’s disproportionate focus on the power sector in air pollution control. Environmental Science and Technology.

Zhi, Qiang, Jun Su, Peng Ru, Laura Diaz Anadon. "The evolution of China's National Energy RD&D Programs: The role of scientists in science and technology decision making." Energy Policy, July 10, 2013.

Zhu Liu, D Guan, D Crawford-Brown, Q Zhang, K He, J Liu. Energy policy: A low-carbon road map for China. Nature 500 (7461), 143-145.

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Cao, Jing, Mun S. Ho, and Dale W. Jorgenson, "An Integrated Assessment of the Economic Costs and Environmental Benefits of Pollution and Climate Control," in Masahiko Aoki, ed., China's Economic Development: Past, Present and Future, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 274-307.

Chen, Peipei and Yun Zhou. "Characteristics and Advantages of the Advanced Small Pressurized Water Reactor." Nuclear Power 5 (2011): 37-43.

Fu, Feng, Hongtao Liu, Karen R. Polenske, and Zheng Li. "Measuring the Energy Consumption of China's Domestic Investment from 1992 to 2007." Applied Energy (Forthcoming).

D. Guan, Z. Liu (corresponding author), Y. Geng, S. Lindner, K. Hubacek. The gigatonne gap in China's carbon dioxide inventories. Nature Climate Change. 2, 672-5. (2012). (Highlighted by Nature Climate Change, reported by Nature, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Reuters, New Scientist, The Economist and so forth.)

Harvard Kennedy School. "China’s Nuclear Energy Industry, One Year After Fukushima." Policy Brief, Harvard University, March 5, 2012.

Hinze, Jonathan and Yun Zhou. "China's Commercial Reactors." Nuclear Engineering International China Supplement, February 2012.

Linwei, Ma, Feng Fu, Zheng Li, and Pei Liu. "Oil Development in China: Current Status and Future Trends." Energy Policy 45 (June 2012): 43-53.

Wu, Gang, Yi-Ming Wei, Chris P. Nielsen, Xi Lu, and Michael B. McElroy. 2012a. A dynamic programming model of China's strategic petroleum reserve: General strategy and the effect of emergencies. Energy Economics 34(4): 1234-1243, doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2011.11.008.

Wu, Gang, Xi Lu, Chris P. Nielsen, Yi-Ming Wei, and Michael B. McElroy. Submitted (2012b). Optimization of China's crude oil import strategy: An empirical analysis. Energy Policy.

Zhao, Yu, Chris P. Nielsen, Michael B. McElroy, Lin Zhang, and Jie Zhang. 2012b. CO emissions in China: Uncertainties and implications of improved energy efficiency and emission control. Atmospheric Environment 49: 103-113, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.12.015. (Click here to see coverage in United Press International and ScienceDaily).

Zhao, Yu, Jie Zhang, and Chris P. Nielsen. Submitted (2012c). The effects of recent control policies on trends in emissions of anthropogenic atmospheric pollutants and CO2 in China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Zhang, Hui. "Rethinking Chinese Policy on Commercial Reprocessing." Presentation, 18th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Busan, Republic of Korea. March 18-23, 2012.

Zhou, Yun. "China Responds to Fukushima." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 28, 2012.

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Fu, Feng, Wen Feng, Zheng Li, Edward F. Crawley, and Weidou Ni. "A Network-based Modeling Framework for Stakeholder Analysis of China's Energy Conservation Campaign." Energy (In Press).

Jorgenson, Dale W., Jing Cao, and Mun S. Ho, "How a Carbon Control Policy Benefits China," The People's Daily, September 2, 2011, p. 9.

Lin, Jin-Tai, and Michael B. McElroy. 2011. Detection from space of a reduction in anthropogenic emissions of nitrogen oxides during the Chinese economic downturn. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11: 8171-8188, doi:10.5194/acp-11-8171-2011.

Liu, Hengwei and Kelly Sims Gallagher. "Preparing to Ramp up Large-scale CCS Demonstrations: An Engineering-economic Assessment of CO2 Pipeline Transportation in China." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (Forthcoming).

LIU, Hengwei and Craig Hart. "Advancing Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China: A Global Learning Laboratory." China Environment Series no. 11 (2010/2011).

Ma, Linwei, Pei Liu, Feng Fu, Zheng Li, and Weidou Ni. "Integrated Energy Strategy for the Sustainable Development of China." Energy 36, no. 2 (February 2011): 1143-1154.

Qiu, Yueming and Laura D. Anadon. "The Price of Wind Power in China During its Expansion: Technology Adoption, Learning-by-doing, Economies of Scale, and Manufacturing Localization." Energy Economics (In Press).

Wang, Rui. Autos, transit and bicycles: Comparing the costs in large Chinese cities. Transport Policy, Volume 18, Issue 1 (January 2011): Pages 139-146, ISSN 0967-070X, DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.07.003. (

Wang, Yuxuan, Xuan Wang, Yutaka Kondo, Mizuo Kajino, J. William Munger, and Jiming Hao. 2011. Black carbon and its correlation with trace gases at a rural site in Beijing: implications for regional emissions. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, D24304, doi:10.1029/2011JD016575

Zheng, Siqi, Rui Wang, Edward L. Glaeser, and Matthew E. Kahn. "The Greenness of China: Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Urban Development." Journal of Economic Geography 11.5 (September 2011): 761-792.

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Cunningham, Edward.  “Fueling the Miracle: China’s Energy Governance and Reform.” In Joseph Fewsmith, ed., China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy, and Society.  Rowan & Littlefield, 2010.

Fu, Feng. "Promoting Energy Conservation in China: Findings from an Input-Output Analysis of China's Energy Consumption." Presentation, Energy Technology Innovation Policy / Consortium Energy Policy Seminar, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass. Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, November 9, 2010.

Li, Jieping, Joan L. Walker, Sumeeta Srinivasan, and William P. Anderson. In press (2010). Modeling private car ownership in China: Investigating the impact of urban form across mega-cities. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2193 / 2010 Pages 76-84 DOI 10.3141/2193-10. February 04, 2011.

Lin, Jintai, Chris P. Nielsen, Yu Zhao, Yu Lei, Yang Liu, and Michael B. McElroy. Recent changes in particulate air pollution over China observed from space and ground. Environmental Science & Technology 2010 44 (20), 7771-7776.

Srinivasan, Sumeeta. Linking travel behavior and location in Chengdu, China: a geographically weighted approach. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2193, issue 10 (February 4, 2011).

Walker, Joan L., Jieping Li, Sumeeta Srinivasan, and Denis Bolduc. Submitted (2010). Travel demand models in the developing world: Correcting for measurement errors. Transportation Letters. (This paper is based on data from the Project's household survey in Chengdu, Sichuan.)

Wang, Y., Munger, J. W., Xu, S., McElroy, M. B., Hao, J., Nielsen, C. P., and Ma, H. "CO2 and its correlation with CO at a rural site near Beijing: implications for combustion efficiency in China." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 8881-8897, doi:10.5194/acp-10-8881-2010, 2010. A summary of the paper for non-scientists is located here

Wang, Yuxuan, Michael B. McElroy, J. William Munger, Jiming Hao, Hong Ma, and Chris  P. Nielsen. In press (2010). Year-round measurements of O3 and CO at a rural site near Beijing: Variations in their correlations. Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology.

Zhao, Yu, Shuxiao Wang, Chris P. Nielsen, Xinghua Li, and Jiming Hao. 2010. Establishment of a database of emission factors for atmospheric pollutant emissions from Chinese coal-fired power plants. Atmospheric Environment 44(12): 1515-1523, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.01.017 .

Zhou, Yun. "Why is China Going Nuclear?" Energy Policy 38 (Forthcoming): 3755–3762.

Zhou, Yun. "The Security Implications of China's Nuclear Energy Expansion." Nonproliferation Review Volume 17, Number 2, July 2010.

Zhou, Yun. "China's Current Spent Fuel Management and Future Management Scenarios." Paper presented at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 51th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., July 2010.

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Cao, Jing, Mun S. Ho, and Dale W. Jorgenson. "Symposium: China's Environment: The Local and Global Benefits of Green Tax Policies in China." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 3.2 (Summer 2009): 189-208.

Gallagher, Kelly Sims. "Breaking the Climate Impasse with China: A Global Solution." Discussion Paper 09-32, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, November 2009.

Lin, J.-T., McElroy, M. B., and Boersma, K. F.: Constraint of anthropogenic NOx emissions in China from different sectors: a new methodology using multiple satellite retrievals, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Discuss., 9, 19205-19241, doi:10.5194/acpd-9-19205-2009, 2009. 

McElroy, Michael. Regional CO pollution in China simulated by the high-resolution nested-grid GEOS-Chem model (June 2009)

McElroy, Michael. Ozone air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Effectiveness of emission restrictions (July 2009)

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Jorgenson, Dale W., Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Richard J. Goettle, Northeastern University, Peter J. Wilcoxen, Syracuse University, Mun Sing Ho, Harvard University.
The Economic Costs of a Market-Based Climate Policy. White Paper - Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 39600. June, 2008.

Lee, Henry, Dan Shalmon. Ch. 6: "Searching for Oil: China's Oil Strategies in Africa. " China into Africa: Trade, Aid, and Influence, 2008

Oliver, Hongyan H. In-Use Vehicle Emissions in China - Tianjin Study. Harvard Kennedy School, Energy Technology and Innovation Policy Discussion Paper 2008-08, 39722.{back to top}



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