Peer-reviewed Journal Paper

He, Gang, Jiang Lin, Froylan Sifuentes, Xu Liu, Nikit Abhyankar, and Amol Phadke. 2020. Rapid Cost Decrease of Renewables and Storage Accelerates the Decarbonization of China’s Power System. Nature Communications 11 (1): 2486. [pdf] [SBU News] [LBL News] [CarbonBrief Headline] [InsideClimateNews] [E&E News/ClimateWire] [Forbes] [Nature News]

He, Gang, Jiang Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenhua Zhang, Guilherme Larangeira, Chao Zhang, Wei Peng, Manzhi Liu, and Fuqiang Yang. 2020. Enabling a Rapid and Just Transition Away from Coal in China. One Earth 3 (2): 187–94. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.012. [pdf] [SBU News] [Nature News]

Li, Bo, Ziming Ma, Patricia Hidalgo-Gonzalez, Alex Lathem, Natalie Fedorova, Gang He, Haiwang Zhong, Minyou Chen, and Daniel M. Kammen. 2021. Modeling the Impact of EVs in the Chinese Power System: Pathways for Implementing Emissions Reduction Commitments in the Power and Transportation Sectors. Energy Policy 149: 111962. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111962. [pdf]

Zhang, Yang, Hongtao Bai, Huimin Hou, Yi Zhang, He Xu, Yijun Ji, Gang He, and Yingxuan Zhang. 2021. “Exploring the Consumption-Based Carbon Emissions of Industrial Cities in China: A Case Study of Tianjin.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-12563-z. [pdf]

Liu, Laibao, Zheng Wang, Yang Wang, Jun Wang, Rui Chang, Gang He, Wenjun Tang, Ziqi Gao, Jiangtao Li, Changyi Liu, Lin Zhao, Dahe Qin, Shuangcheng Li. 2020. Optimizing Wind/Solar Combinations at Finer Scales to Mitigate Renewable Energy Variability in China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 132: 110151. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110151. [pdf]

Liu, Manzhi, Liyuan Liu, Mengqian Shi, Gang He, Shiru Zhang, Mingzhu Shi, Yue Ren, and Bowen Luan. 2020. Effect of Comparative Feedback on Consumers’ Energy-Saving Behavior: A College Dormitory Example. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 1–13. doi: 10.1109/TEM.2020.3007872.

Zhang, Wenhua, Qingyou Yan, Jiahai Yuan, Gang He, Tian-Lih Teng, Meijuan Zhang, and Ying Zeng. 2020. A Realistic Pathway for Coal-Fired Power in China from 2020 to 2030. Journal of Cleaner Production 275: 122859. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122859. [pdf]

Jia, Xinyu, Huibin Du, Hongyang Zou, and Gang He. 2020. Assessing the Effectiveness of China’s Net-Metering Subsidies for Household Distributed Photovoltaic Systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 262: 121161. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121161. [pdf]

Lin, Jiang, Xu Liu, and Gang He. 2020. Regional Electricity Demand and Economic Transition in China. Utilities Policy, 64 : 101047. doi: 10.1016/j.jup.2020.101047. [pdf]

Liu, Manzhi, Shuai Tan, Mengya Zhang, Gang He, Zhizhi Chen, Zhiwei Fu, and Changjin Luan. 2020. Waste Paper Recycling Decision System Based on Material Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment: A Case Study of Waste Paper Recycling from China. Journal of Environmental Management, 255: 109859. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109859. [pdf]

Zhang, Tao, Gang He, and Yinuo Han. 2020. How to Optimize Retailers’ Recovery Strategies for Electronic Waste. Journal of Cleaner Production, 244: 118796. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118796. [pdf]

Zhang, Chao, Gang He, Qian Zhang, Sai Liang, Samuel C. Zipper, Ru Guo, Xu Zhao, Lijin Zhong, and Jiao Wang. 2020. The Evolution of Virtual Water Flows in China’s Electricity Transmission Network and Its Driving Forces. Journal of Cleaner Production, 242: 118336. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118336. [pdf]

Qin, Chao*, Qingyou Yan, and Gang He*. 2019. Integrated Energy Systems Planning with Electricity, Heat and Gas Using Particle Swarm Optimization. Energy. 188: 116044. doi: 10.1016/ [pdf]

Zhang, Tao, Yingchi Qu, and Gang He*. 2019. Pricing Strategy for Green Products Based on Disparities in Energy Consumption. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 1–12. doi: 10.1109/TEM.2019.2907872. [pdf]

He, Gang. 2019. Financing the Last Mile of Electricity-for-All Programs: Experiences from China. Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy 8 (1). doi: 10.5547/2160-5890.8.1.ghe. [pdf]

Xu, Jia, Xiujie Tan, Gang He, and Yu Liu. 2019. Disentangling the Drivers of Carbon Prices in China’s ETS Pilots — An EEMD Approach. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 139: 1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.11.009. [pdf]

Wang, Qiang, Siqi Li, Gang He, Rongrong Li, and Xuefeng Wang. 2018. Evaluating Sustainability of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Using an Improved Matter-Element Extension Model: A Case Study of China. Journal of Cleaner Production. 202: 1097–1106. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.213. [pdf]

Bai, Hongtao*, Xiangyu Feng, Huimin Hou, Gang He*, Yan Dong, and He Xu. 2018. Mapping inter-industrial CO2 flows within China. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 93: 400–408. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.05.054 [pdf]

Wang, Qiang, Rongrong Li, and Gang He. 2018. Research Status of Nuclear Power: A Review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 90: 90–96. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.044. [pdf]

Liu, Manzhi*, Meng Chen, and Gang He*. 2017. The Origin and Prospect of Billion-Ton Coal Production Capacity in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 125: 70–85. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.05.015. [pdf]

He, Gang*, David Victor. 2017. Experiences and lessons from China's success in providing electricity for all. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 122:335-338. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.03.011 [pdf] [Invited to present at EIA and IAEE]

Zhang, Ning, Zhaoguang Hu, Bo Shen, Gang He, and Yanan Zheng. 2017. An Integrated Source-Grid-Load Planning Model at the Macro Level: Case Study for China’s Power Sector. Energy. 126:231-246. doi:10.1016/ [pdf]

He, Gang*, Hongliang Zhang*, Yuan Xu*, Xi Lu*. 2017. China’s clean power transition: Current status and future prospect. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 121:3-10. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.11.003 [pdf]

Hu, Jianlin, Lin Huang, Mindong Chen, Gang He*, Hongliang Zhang*. 2017. Impacts of Power Generation on Air Quality in China - Part II: Future Scenarios. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 121:115–127. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.04.011 [pdf]

He, Gang*, Anne-Perrine Avrin, James H. Nelson, Josiah Johnston, Ana Mileva, Jianwei Tian, and Daniel M. Kammen*. 2016. SWITCH-China: A Systems Approach to Decarbonizing China’s Power System. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(11):5467–5473. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01345. [pdf] [Supporting Information] [Poster] [Invited to present at LBNL, CMU, MSU, and SBU]

Lin, Jiang*, Gang He*, Alexandria Yuan. 2016. Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China. The Electricity Journal. 29(3):48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.tej.2016.03.010 [pdf] [Table and Figure data]

He, Gang*, Daniel M. Kammen*. 2016. Where, when and how much solar is available? A provincial-scale solar resource assessment for China. Renewable Energy. 85:74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.06.027. [pdf] [Table and Figure data] [ESI Highly Cited Paper]

Avrin, Anne-Perrine, Gang He, Daniel M. Kammen. 2015. Assessing the impacts of nuclear desalination and geoengineering to address China's water shortages. Desalination. 360:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2014.12.028 [pdf]

Zhou, Nan, Gang He, Christopher Williams, and David Fridley. 2015. ELITE Cities: A Low-carbon Eco-city Evaluation Tool for China. Ecological Indicators. 48:448-456. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.018 [pdf] [Featured in The Guardian]

He, Gang*, Daniel M. Kammen. 2014. Where, when and how much wind is available? A provincial-scale wind resource assessment for China. Energy Policy. 74:116-122. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.07.003. [pdf] [Table and Figure data]

He, Gang*, Richard Morse. 2013. Addressing Carbon Offsetters' Paradox: Lessons from Chinese Wind CDM. Energy Policy. 63:1051-1055. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.09.021. [pdf]

Yang, Pingjian, Gang He, Guozhu Mao, Yong Liu, Mingzhu Xu, Huaicheng Guo*, and Xi Liu. 2013. Sustainability needs and practices assessment in the building industry of China. Energy Policy. 57:212-220. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.01.046. [pdf]

PENG, Jian, CAI Yunlong, Gang He, WANG Wenbo, HUANG Qiuhao, and YAN Fen. 2007. Land use/cover change in ecologically fragile karst areas: a case study in Maotiaohe river basin, Guizhou (in Chinese). Journal of Mountain Sciences. 25(5):566-576. [pdf]

He, Gang, CAI Yunlong. 2006. Comparative Study on Fractal Dimensions of the River Basins in China at Different Map Scales (in Chinese). Chinese Geographical Science. 26(4):461-465. [pdf]

He, Gang, WU Honglin, WANG Wenbo, TONG De, SUN Xinliang, LI Yejin, and CAO Lige. 2005. Tourists Investigation Study in the Planning of National Forestry Park: Case Study of Taibai Mountain in Shaanxi Province (in Chinese). Research of Soil and Water Conservation. 12(4):70-73. [pdf]

He, Gang, LIU Hongyan. 2004. Vegetation Development and Aeolian Activities in Bashang Area of Hebei Province and Otindag Sandy Land of Inner Mongolia (in Chinese). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis. 40(4):669-675. [pdf]

He, Gang, CAI Yunlong. 2003. Scale Perspective on Ecological Rehabilitation Model–Case Study in Karst Area of Southwest China (in Chinese). Research of Soil and Water Conservation. 10(3):83-86. [pdf]

WAN, Jun, CAI Yunlong, LU Yunge, and Gang He. 2003. Soil erosion risk assessment in karst area–Case Study in Guanling County of Guizhou Province. Research of Soil and Water Conservation (in Chinese). 10(3):148-153. [pdf]

Book Chapter

Ohshita, Stephanie, Nan Zhou, Lynn Price, David Fridley, Nina Khanna, Lixuan Hong, Hongyou Lu, Cecilia Fino‐Chen, and Gang He. Low Carbon Development for Cities: Methods and Measures. Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. 2015. 1-23. doi:10.1002/9781118991978.hces107

He, Gang, Richard Morse. China's Coal Import Behavior and Its Impacts to Global Energy Market, in: Globalization, Development and Security in Asia Volume 3: The Political Economy of Energy. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 2014. 69-85. doi: 10.1142/9789814566582_0032 [pdf]

He, Gang. Engaging Emerging Countries: Implications of China’s Major Shifts in Climate Policy, in: Putra, N.A., Han, E. (Eds.), Governments’ Responses to Climate Change: Selected Examples From Asia Pacific, SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace. Springer Singapore. 2014. 11–24. doi: 10.1007/978-981-4451-12-3_2 [pdf]

He, Gang, Ch 8 Pearl River Delta and South China. in: CAI Yunlong, et al, Edit. Geographic Diversity and Sustainable Development (in Chinese). Beijing: Science Press. 2007.

JIA, Feng, ZHANG Shiqiu Edit. Gang He, etc in the editorial team. Commercialization of Environmental Technologies (in Chinese), World Knowledge Press, 2005.

He, Gang, WU Xiwei, YU Fengqing etc. Comprehensive Investigation of Tengtou Village, in: JIA Feng, ZHANG Shiqiu Edit. Commercialization of Environmental Technologies (in Chinese), World Knowledge Press, 2005.

Conference Proceeding

Lee, Mekyung, and Gang He. 2017. “Why Is Korea Lagging behind in Electric Vehicle Technology Innovation?” In PICMET '17 Conference. Portland, Oregon, USA. [pdf]

Ohshita, Stephanie, Nina Khanna, Gang He, Lixuan Hong, David Fridley, and Yong Zhou. 2015. Urban form as a “first fuel” for low-carbon mobility in Chinese cities: Strategies for energy and carbon saving in the transport sector. ECEEE 2015 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency. [pdf]

He, Gang, Nan Zhou, Lixuan Hong, David Fridley, Yong Zhou. 2014. Is Your City Really Sustainable? A Tale of Jinan City Using Quantitative Low- Carbon Eco-city Tools. 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings:119-130. Pacific Grove, CA. [pdf]

He, Gang, Nan Zhou, Christopher Williams, and David Fridley. 2013. ELITE Cities: A Low-carbon Eco-city Evaluation Tool for China. ECEEE 2013 Summer Study. [pdf]

Williams, Christopher, Nan Zhou, Gang He, and Mark Levine. 2012. Measuring in All the Right Places: Themes in International Municipal Eco-City Index Systems. 2012 ACEEE Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2012. [pdf]

Working Paper

Karali, Nihan , Chris Marnay, Tyler Yan, Gang He, Robert Yinger, Josh Mauzey, Kevin Clampitt, and Han Zhu. Towards uniform benefit-cost analysis for smart grid projects: an example using the Smart Grid Computational Tool. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-1003908. 2015. [pdf]

He, Gang, Jiang Lin, Alexandria Yuan. Economic Rebalancing and Electricity Demand in China. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-1003799. 2015. [pdf]

Rui, Huaichuan, Richard Morse, Gang He. Remaking the World's Largest Coal Market: The Quest to Develop Large Coal-Power Bases in China. PESD working paper #98. December 2010. [pdf]

Morse, Richard, Gang He. The World's Greatest Coal Arbitrage: China's Coal Import Behavior and Implications for the Global Coal Market. PESD working paper #94. August 2010. [pdf]

He, Gang, Richard Morse. Making Carbon Offsets Work in Developing World: Lessons from Chinese Wind Controversy. PESD working paper #90. March 2010. [pdf]

Morse, Richard, Varun Rai, Gang He. Real Drivers of Carbon Capture and Storage in China and Implications to Climate Change Policy. PESD working paper #88. Sep 2009. [pdf]


Lynn K. Price, Nan Zhou, David Fridley, Stephanie Ohshita, Nina Khanna, Hongyou Lu, Lixuan Hong, Gang He, John Romankiewicz, and Hu Min. 2016. Low-Carbon City Policy Databook. LBNL-1006326. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.[pdf]

Nan Zhou, Gang He, John Romankiewicz, David Fridley, and Cecilia Fino-Chen. A Review of Commercially Available Technologies for Developing Low-Carbon Eco-cities. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-179304. 2015. [pdf]

Asia Society. A Vital Partnership: California and China Collaborating on Clean Energy and Combating Climate Change. March 4, 2015. (Contributor)

Nan Zhou, Gang He, and Christopher Williams. China’s Development of Low-Carbon Eco-Cities and Associated Indicator Systems. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-5873E. 2012. [pdf]

Christopher Jones, Gang He, and Daniel Kammen. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Opportunities In Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s Products and Services Supply Chain. 2011.

Asia Society, Center for American Progress. A Roadmap for US-China Collaboration on Carbon Capture and Storage. Nov 4, 2009. (Contributor)


Alice Frazer Evans, Robert A. Evans and Ronald S. Kraybill. Translated by Keqin Wei and Gang He. Peace Skills: Manual for Community Mediators and Leader's Guide (Chinese version). Nanjing University Press. 2011

Asia Society. Translated by Sonia Song, Gang He, and Michael Zhao. A Roadmap for US-China Collaboration on Carbon Capture and Storage (Chinese version). 2009.

Asia Society. Translated by Sonia Song, Gang He, and Michael Zhao. Common Challenge, Collaborative Response: A Roadmap for US-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change (Chinese version). 2008.

Denis Hayes. Translated by Keqin Wei and Gang He. Charting a Bold Course (Chinese version). World Environment. 2008(1). [pdf]

Gus Speth. Translated by Gang He. The Heart of the Matter (Chinese version). World Environment. 2006(2). [pdf]

Youth Summit Team. Translated by Gang He. Our Climate, Our Challenge, Our Future–the Montreal International Youth Declaration (Chinese version). World Environment. 2005(6). [pdf]

Bruce Michael. Translated by CAI Yunlong etc. Resource and Environment Management (Chinese version). Beijing: The Commercial Press. 2004. (Gang He, Ch 9 Local Knowledge System)

Tony Banks, Camille Richard, etc. Translated by Gang He. Community-based Grassland Management in China West – Principles, Pilot and Policy (Chinese version). 2003

Popular Writing

Gang He. Global policy of climate change in Doha (in Chinese). World Environment. 2013(1).

Gang He. Rethinking Shale Gas Revolution (in Chinese). Energy Observe. 2012(8).

Daniel Kammen, Gang He. Critical test for Sino-US ties: Clean energy. China Daily (USA). January 21,2011

Gang He, Richard Morse. Lessons from controversy. China Dialogue. June 11, 2010.

Richard Morse, Gang He, Varun Rai. Digging in Deep: Carbon Capture and Storage Technology in China is Driven by Energy Security Concerns. Business Forum China, 2010.

Gang He. Thinking at the edge of the world (in Chinese). World Environment Magazine. 2010(2).

Gang He. China Trends Series. EarthTrends, World Resources Institute. 2008/7-8.

Freedom of Information and Environmental Protection in China.

China's New Ministry of Environmental Protection Begins to Bark, but Still Lacks in Bite.

Finding a Safe Level of Carbon Dioxide for the Global Atmosphere: Results of the Tallberg Forum.

Environmental Challenges after China's Sichuan Earthquake.

Gang He. How media and NGOs can work better to tackle climate change (in Chinese). Lv Ye (Green Leaf) Magazine. 2007(6). [pdf]

Gang He. Chinese Society Confronted with Climate Change. China Perspective. 2007(1). p.77. [pdf]

Gang He. Chicago Climate Exchange (in Chinese). World Environment. 2007(2). [pdf]

Gang He. Hoping “Storm” Pass Away Quickly (in Chinese). World Environment. 2007(1). [pdf]

Gang He, CS Kiang. China, climate change and the equity principle. China Dialogue. Dec, 2007.

Gang He. Montreal triggers Post-Kyoto (in Chinese). World Environment. 2005(6). [pdf]

Gang He. China BELL Green Course–Green MBA’s Exploring (in Chinese). World Environment. 2005(4). [pdf]

Gang He, PAN Xulin. Maurice Strong and Qu Geping dialogue for the Environmental Protection Road (in Chinese). China News Agency. 2004-03-24.

Gang He, PAN Xulin. Farmer Delegate lectures about Eco-agriculture (in Chinese). China News Agency. 2004-03-15.

Gang He. Volunteers Create the Sunbow of Society (in Chinese). Way to PKU. Beijing: China Three Gorges Press. 2002.