News Archive


December 4-5, 2017. Gang attended The 3rd Sino-U.S. Energy and Environment Forum, Changsha and presented his work on "The Energy, Air Pollution, and Water Nexus Challenges in Clean Power Transition". [LBL News]

November 27, 2017. Dr. Yu Zhou, Professor of Geography at Vassar College, visited Stony Brook and shared her study on China's models of innovation.

November 14, 2017. Gang presented at the USAEE 2017 Houston Conference.

November 2, 2017. Gang was invited to guest speaker in ASIA/GEO 238 - Environmental China: Nature, Culture, and Development class and join a panel discussion of Forum on US-China Energy Transition at Vassar College.

October 26, 2017. Gang was invited to join the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS 2018, to be held on June 27-29, 2018 in Beijing. Welcome to submit abstract and attend the conference!

October 2, 2017. Dr. ZHANG Bing, Professor of Environmental Policy, Nanjing University visited Stony Brook and shared his research on "Social media, Information and Demand for Environmental Quality".

August-September, 2017. Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. ZHANG Tao, Dr. LI Yanmei, and Visiting Ph.D. candidate Ms. NIE Dan and Mr. DU Yunfei to visit Gang's research group.

August 7-9, 2017. Gang is invited to join a discussion and share his career experience at "Now That I Have an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Sustainable Urban Systems, What’s Next?", An NSF-RCN Workshop on Interdisciplinary Urban Sustainability Careers organized by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

July 25, 2017. Dr. Xiansheng Sun, Secretary General of International Energy Forum, visited Stony Brook and share his insights on "Energy trends-transition and challenges".

July 12-14, 2017. Gang presented his coauthor paper with Dr. Jianlin Hu and Dr. Hongliang Zhang at the 2017 International Energy Workshop at PNNL.

July 12, 2017. Ph.D. student Mekyung Lee presented her coauthor paper with Dr. Gang He on "Why is Korea Lagging behind in Electric Vehicle Technology Innovation?" at the PICMET'17 (Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology).

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

June 23, 2017. Dr. Prof. Jinyue Yan visited Stony Brook and shared his insights on "Energy systems with high renewable penetration".

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

June 18-20, 2017. Visiting Student Junfeng Zhang presented his paper on "Balancing Economy-Environment Trade-Offs of Interregional Transfer of Polluting Intensive Industries in China", Jingxuan Hui presented her poster on “Health impacts of China’s CO2 mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement” in the TMP Graduate Consortium 2017 at Stony Brook University.

May-June, 2017. Gang was invited to serve as Track Chair for the "Session: Energy Management, Policy, Economics and Sustainability-energy for developing countries" of 2017 International Conference on Applied Energy.

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 was published by Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. [Wechat promotion by Elsevier] [Interview]

May 20-21, 2017. Visiting Student Jingxuan Hui presented her paper on “Health Impacts of China’s INDC: A Win-win Action?”, Visiting Scholar Dr. Hongtao Bai presented his poster on “Mapping Inter-industrial CO2 Flows within China” at the 2017 Chinese Environmental Scholars Forum at UC Berkeley.

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 was published online in Energy.

April 21-22. Visiting Student Junfeng Zhang presented his paper on "Airline energy efficiency gap between China and America" at the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development 2017 at Columbia University.

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

January-March, 2017. Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. SUN Qian, and Visiting Ph.D. Candidate ZHANG Junfeng and HUI Jingxuan to visit Gang's research group.


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

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

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

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

June 19-24, 2016. Gang attended the Gordon Research Conference - Industrial Ecology 2016 and presented 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" was 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" was 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" was 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 was accepted to present at the AAG 2016 Annual Conference.

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


December 8, 2015. LBNL released 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 released 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 was 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 joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society. [Profile], [News].

August 7, 2015. Gang gave 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 was 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" was online in Renewable Energy.

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

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

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

March 4, 2015. Asia Society released 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 joined 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" was online in Desalination.

January 7, 2015. Gang visited 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 joined a team with China Energy Group at LBNL to host a Chinese delegation from National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and provincial DRC, and introduced the applications of ELITE Cities tool to facilitate local low carbon eco-city development.

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

October 22, 2014. Gang was 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" was accepted by Ecological Indicators.

August 18, 2014. Gang presented "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 joined 1990 Institute's 2014 Teachers Workshop and shared 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" was accepted by Energy Policy. First of a series on China's renewable integration.

June 17, 2014. Gang spoke 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 spoke 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 spoke 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 spoke 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 chaired the session of "Fire, Dust, and Wind" and presented his paper "A Provincial-scale Wind Resource Assessment for China Based on a Decade of Hourly Wind Speed Data" in the AAG 2014 conference in Tampa.

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

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

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

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

January 11, 2014. Gang gave 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 commented areas for collaboration in the 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 commented 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 spoke 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 commented 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) was published by Energy Policy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2, 2013. Gang spoke 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 were 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 was invited by Chongqing Development Research Center to visit Chongqing Low Carbon Center.

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


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

June 17 - 22, 2012. Gang was 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 had 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 were 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 won Graduate Division Summer Grant for summer research 2012.

April 16, 2012. Gang passed his qualifying exam and advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.

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

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

February 22, 2012. Gang was 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 was 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) released its flagship publication Annual Energy Outlook 2011. Gang's two coauthor paper on coal and CCS were 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 was quoted by National Geographic. News link. Paper link.

September 22, 2011. Gang was 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 was selected as Aspen Environment Forum Scholars to join the Aspen Environment Forum 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. PESD news link.

March 18, 2011. Gang was 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 was 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 was invited to present his observation of China’s Energy and Environment on the China Scope conference at MIT, Boston.

July 18-28, 2010. Gang was 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 was 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 released 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 to review the Chinese version.