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June 19-21, 2017. Gang is invited to speak at the Plenary Session: Electricity Access Revisited: Asian and International Experience of 40th Annual IAEE International Conference at Singapore.

June 26-27, 2017. Gang is invited to speak on the Panel of Electrification in developing countries at EIA 2017 Annual Energy Conference at Washington, D.C.  [Twitter] [Facebook]

July 12-14, 2017. Gang will present his paper at the 2017 International Energy Workshop at PNNL.


June 1, 2017. A special issue on Environmental Challenges and Potential Solutions of China’s Power Sector Edited By Gang He, Hongliang Zhang, Yuan Xu and Xi Lu is published by Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. [Wechat promotion by Elsevier]

May 1, 2017. Gang's coauthor paper with Ning Zhang, Zhaoguang Hu, Bo Shen, and Yanan Zheng on An integrated source-grid-load planning model at the macro level: Case study for China's power sector is published online in Energy.

April 4, 2017. Gang's coauthor paper with David Victor on Experiences and lessons from China's success in providing electricity for all is published online in Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.

March 3, 2017. Welcome Visiting Ph.D. Student HUI Jingxuan to visit Gang's research group.

February 13, 2017. Welcome Visiting Ph.D. Student ZHANG Junfeng to visit Gang's research group.

January 13, 2017. Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. SUN Qian to visit Gang's research group


November 16, 2016. A review on China’s clean power transition: Current status and future prospect is online in Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

November 2, 2016. An introduction to the special issue on Editorial: Clean power transition in China is online in Resources, Conservation, and Recycling

September 1, 2016. Welcom Visiting Scholar Dr. BAI Hongtao to visit Gang's research group.

July 14-15, 2016. Gang attends the US-China Green Energy Summit and presented a poster in Stanford. 

June 19-24, 2016. Gang attends the Gordon Research Conference - Industrial Ecology 2016 and presents his poster "SWITCH-China: A Systems Approach to Decarbonizing China’s Power System".

May 8, 2016. Gang's paper with Anne-Perrine Avrin, James H. Nelson, Josiah Johnston, Ana Mileva, Jianwei Tian, and Daniel M. Kammen on "SWITCH-China: A Systems Approach to Decarbonizing China’s Power System" is online in Environmental Science and Technology.

May 6, 2016. Gang's coauthor paper with Jianlin Hu, Lin Huang, Mindong Chen, and Hongliang Zhang on "Impacts of power generation on air quality in China—Part II: Future scenarios" is online in Resources, Conservation and Recycling

May 5, 2016. Gang's coauthor paper with Jiang Lin and Alexandria Yuan on "Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China" is online in The Electricity Journal

April 1, 2016. Gang presents his work in the Climate Session of Sustainable Development Research Symposium at Columbia University.

February 15, 2016. Gang's work on The potential for wind and solar complementary in China is accept to present in the AAG 2016 Annual Conference.

January 3, 2016. Gang is invited to join the Editorial Board of Resources, Conservation and Recycling.


December 8, 2015. LBNL releases the report on "Towards uniform benefit-cost analysis for smart grid projects: an example using the Smart Grid Computational Tool" that Gang is coauthored with Nihan Karali, Chris Marnay, Tyler Yan, Robert Yinger, Josh Mauzey, Kevin Clampitt, and Han Zhu. This is an outcome of the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) Smart Grids subgroup.

November 10, 2015. LBNL releases the report on "Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China" that Gang is coauthored with Jiang Lin and Alexandria Yuan of Energy Foundation.

September 30, 2015. Gang is invited to give a remark on "Coal markets in China" in the "Coal in the 21st Century" discussion organized by Brookings Institution.

August 13, 2015. Gang joins the faculty of Stony Brook University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society. [Profile], [News].

August 7, 2015. Gang gives an ETA Seminar on "Decarbonizing China’s Power Sector: Potential, Prospects, and Policy" at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley. [Video].

July 20, 2015. A Special Issue on "Environmental Challenges and Potential Solutions of China’s Power Sector" that Gang will be guest-editing with ZHANG Hongliang, XU Yuan, LU Xi, calls for papers.

June 23, 2015. Gang's coauthor paper with Daniel M. Kammen titled "Where, when and how much solar is available? A provincial-scale solar resource assessment for China" is online in Renewable Energy.

June 21-23, 2015. Gang attends and presents in the TMP Graduate Consortium 2015 at Carnegie Mellon University. [Agenda].

May 15, 2015. Gang receives his Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from University of California, Berkeley.

March 23, 2015. Gang attends the Third U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) Smart Grids Workshop at Westminster, CA. He presents the ISGD Benefits Analysis using the Smart Grid Computational Tool (SGCT), together with Nihan Karali.

March 4, 2015. Asia Society releases its Special Report in San Francisco on A Vital Partnership: California and China Collaborating on Clean Energy and Combating Climate Change that Gang contributed. Download full report: EN, CN.

January 15, 2015. Gang joins the Workshop on International Electricity Modeling organized by Energy Information Administration to discuss approaches, methods, and technical considerations for improved international electricity models and projections, and introduces his work in the Regional Modeling Considerations for China.

January 10, 2015. Gang's coauthor paper with Anne-Perrine Avrin and Daniel M. Kammen titled "Assessing the impacts of nuclear desalination and geoengineering to address China's water shortages" is online in Desalination.

January 7, 2015. Gang visits the UC Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration (ISGD) project as part of the US-China Climate Change Working Group's efforts to study the cost benefit of smart grid projects.


December 10, 2014. Gang joins a team with China Energy Group at LBNL to host a Chinese delegation from National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and provincial DRC, and introduces the applications of ELITE Cities tool to facilitate local low carbon eco-city development.

November 19, 2014. Gang gives his ERG Colloquium on "Decarbonizing China's Power Sector: Potential, Prospects, and Policy".

October 22, 2014. Gang is invited to comment in KAPSARC's "Modeling Coal Markets" workshop in Washington D.C. [Workshop Brief].

September 8, 2014. Gang's coauthor paper with Nan Zhou, Christopher Williams, and David Fridley titled "ELITE Cities: A Low Carbon Eco-city Evaluation Tool for China" is accepted by Ecological Indicators.

August 18, 2014. Gang presents "Is Your City Really Sustainable? A Tale of Jinan City Using Quantitative Low Carbon Eco-City Tools" in 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove. LBL [News].

August 4, 2014. Gang joins 1990 Institute's 2014 Teachers Workshop and shares his observation on China's energy and environment to prepare U.S. high school students for a better understanding of China in the 21st Century as China emerges as a major power in the world. [Presentation], [Video].

July 5, 2014. Gang's paper with professor Daniel Kammen on "Where, when and how much wind is available? A provincial-scale wind resource assessment for China" is accepted by Energy Policy. First of a series on China's renewable integration.

June 17, 2014. Gang speaks on "China’s Ability to Achieve National Energy Objectives Depends on Coordination of Infrastructure and Policy Initiatives" in the International Association for Energy Economics 2014 Annual Conference, New York City.

June 12, 2014 Gang speaks on "Low-Carbon Development Comprehensive Solution Package for China: Guidelines, Indicators, and Tools" in the "National Low Carbon Day - The Second Shenzhen International Low-carbon City Forum", Shenzhen. LBL [News].

June 5, 2014. Gang speaks on "Decarbonizing China’s power sector" in the International Energy Workshop 2014 organized by International Energy Agency and Energy Research Institute at Beijing.

May 20, 2014. Gang speaks on coal power bases in northern China in the China's Borderland as a Territorial Question conference organized by UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies.

April 12, 2014. Gang chairs the session of "Fire, Dust, and Wind" and presents his paper "A Provincial-scale Wind Resource Assessment for China Based on a Decade of Hourly Wind Speed Data" in the AAG 2014 conference at Tampa.

March 26, 2014. Gang's paper is accepted to present in the 2014 International Energy Workshop (IEW).

March 17, 2014. Gang receives the registration fee scholarship for USAEE New York City Conference.

March 6, 2014. Gang receives two conference travel grants from the Graduate Division for presenting in AAG 2014 and USAEE 2014.

January 28, 2014. Gang comments on the source of Beijing's PM2.5 in Phoenix Weekly.

January 11, 2014. Gang gives a guest lecture in the China Energy Systems class at Stanford University on "Addressing China's Coal Dilemma with Efficiency and Renewables".


December 20, 2013. Gang comments areas for collaboration in energy sector in the kickoff meeting of California-China Climate Cooperation Advisory Committee in San Francisco organized by Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.

December 5, 2013. Gang comments in the China Climate Policy panel in the International Conference on Regional Carbon Policies organized by Stanford University Program on Energy and Sustainable Development as discussant with Jing Cao and Jinhua Zhao.

November 18, 2013. Gang speaks in the CleanTech panel discussion with Kevin Hsu, Han Shen and Xueqian Kong invited by Berkeley China Forum 2013. Quoted by China Daily Nov 19, 2013.

October 31, 2013. Gang comments on China's policy on restricting coal consumption in "Chinese emission policy spells bad news for US coal exports" by Charles West on China Dialogue.

October 10, 2013. Gang's poster on "provincial-scale wind resource assessment for China based on a decade of hourly wind speed data" won the 4th prize in the BERC INNOVATION EXPO 2013. LBL [News].

September 21, 2013. Gang's paper titled Addressing Carbon Offsetters' Paradox: Lessons from Chinese Wind CDM (coauthor with Richard Morse) is published by Energy Policy.

September 13, 2013. Gang attends the Brainstorming Roundtable on Sustainable Urban Development organized by the Energy Foundation (China)’s Sustainable Cities Program.

September 11, 2013. Gang attends the first advisory meeting of Reinventing Fire China at Energy Research Institute, NDRC.

September 7-8, 2013. Gang speaks in the "2013 International Young Scholars Workshop on Environmental Economics" at Peking University.

August 19-23, 2013. Gang attends the 2013 UCE3 Grad Camp in Environmental and Energy Economics.

July 9, 2013. Gang's comments on the progress and limitation of China's Ministry of Environmental Protection over its five years existence are featured in "China's green ministry failing in its mission" by Jing Li at South China Morning Post. [pdf]. [Opinion].

June 28, 2013. Gang comments on Obama's new climate action plan in the China Dialogue debate "Can the Obama climate change plan work?"

May 6-8, 2013. Gang attends a three days Long range Energy Alternatives Planning system (LEAP) modeling training session at LBNL provided by Stockholm Environment Institute.

April 2, 2013. Gang speaks in the INET Young Scholars Workshop at Hong Kong organized by Institute for New Economic Thinking as a young scholar. [Program]. [Participants].

February 5, 2013. Gang's comments on Beijing's air pollution are quoted in "Beijing's record smog poses health nightmare as China plans 'green' energy future" by E&E News ClimateWire. E&E [News]. [Blog].

January 8, 2013. Gang is invited by Chongqing Development Research Center to visit Chongqing Low Carbon Center.

January 7, 2013. Gang's "Energy Message" from Sina Weibo (Microblog) is reposted by China Energy News.


September 25, 2012. Gang's comments on China's shale gas mining rights are quoted by Yicai.

June 17 - 22, 2012. Gang is selected to join the UKERC Summer School 2012 at University of Warwick organized by UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). UKERC’s International Energy Summer School 2012 has been specifically designed to give earlier career PhD students an understanding of energy systems as a whole and of pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems.

May 7, 2012. Gang's comments on coal and energy governance in China are quoted in "Beijing's emissions-cutting data underestimate the use of coal, experts say" reported by Kandy Wong, E&E News EnergyWire. E&E News. Scientific American Reprint.

April 30, 2012. Gang wins Graduate Division Summer Grant for summer research 2012.

April 16, 2012. Gang passes his qualifying exam and advances to Ph.D. candidacy.

March 19, 2012. Gang's comments on Business, Environment, Learning and Leadership (BELL) program are quoted by China Environment News.

March 9, 2012. Gang's comments on China's shale gas development are quoted by E&E News EnergyWire.

February 22, 2012. Gang is in a panel discussion with Alex Wang, Jessica Kao, and Linden Ellis on Chinese Environmental Policy and International Cooperation: Sponsored by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) China Focus. [Event].

February 16, 2012. Gang is invited to be guest lecturing in Stanford University's China Energy System course on China's coal and power conflict and its broad implications on global energy and climate policy.


November 9, 2011. International Energy Agency (IEA) releases its flagship publication Annual Energy Outlook 2011. Gang's two coauthor paper on coal and CCS are quoted and contributed in the special section on coal. PESD link.

October 20, 2011. Gang's work on Chinese coal import with PESD colleague Richard is quoted by National Geographic. News link. Paper link.

September 22, 2011. Gang is invited to join a discussion on “Coal Use in China” in San Francisco organized by Hewlett Foundation and ClimateWorks Foundation.

May 30 - June 2, 2011. Gang is selected as Aspen Environment Forum Scholars to join the Aspen Environment Forum 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. PESD news link.

March 18, 2011. Gang is invited to present at the conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security Post-Cancun: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region's Energy Security" in Singapore, organized by Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore. PESD news link. Presentation link.

2010 and before

October 25, 2010. Gang is invited to a panel discussion on “Developing Clean Energy Markets: Toward China-Japan-U.S. Cooperation” organized by Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC. See presentation.

September 18, 2010. Gang is invited to present his observation of China’s Energy and Environment on the China Scope conference at MIT, Boston.

July 18-28, 2010. Gang is invited to join “RECS 2010” program at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, organized by Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration. He shared his research on Real Drivers of CCS in China. RECS link.

December 8, 2009. Gang is featured by Xinhua News during his attendance of “UNFCCC CoP 15” at Copenhagen, Denmark. See Xinhua News link (in Chinese).

November 4, 2009. Asia Society releases the report of “A Roadmap for U.S.–China Collaboration on Carbon Capture and Sequestration”, which Gang contributes in the expert team and also helped reviewing the Chinese version.