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John Maynard Keynes

Hydrogen: Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: Nicola De Blasio hosted by Ed Fortunato, Constellation Chief Economist

Recording

April 7, 2022

Climate Change and International Security Annual Conference

Speaker: Nicola De Blasio on the Geopolitics of Energy

Princeton University

March 24-25, 2022

Republicans Once Silent on Russia Ratchet Up Attacks on Biden

by Jonathan Weisman quoting Nicola De Blasio on Nord Stream 2

“You’re making a fuss about one pipeline when there’s another one already pumping gas”

New York Times

March 18, 2022

The Future of Renewable Hydrogen in the European Union

Via the team of superstars at Illuminem

"Humanity is at a crossroads, and our path depends on our collective sustainability & energy choices. Illuminem aims to empower us citizens, with the right knowledge to lead a better future."

March 16, 2022

EU at a crossroads. Europe needs speed to keep global hydrogen leadership

Author: Darius Snieckus featuring Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez and Nicola De Blasio

Potential for bloc to rise into a position of market pre-eminence while boosting energy transition in the region being undermined by slow-moving policy reform, finds research from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Recharge

March 15, 2022

Germany's Nord Stream Move Adds to Europe's Fuel Price Crunch

Featuring Nicola De Blasio on the geopolitics of natural gas

"European policymakers saw Nord Stream 2 as a vital tool in easing the pressure on consumers already facing record energy prices."

TheHill

February 22, 2022

The Two Sides of Plastic and Climate Change

Featuring Nicola De Blasio on the sustainable future of plastic

The Naked Scientists

January 3, 2022

Cina in prima fila nella grande corsa all'idrogeno verde / China leading the race to green hydrogen

Featuring Nicola De Blasio and Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez

la Repubblica

December 13, 2021

Future supply of renewable hydrogen in the European Union

Seminar by Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez

Seminars by the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy, and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

October 21, 2021

Il ruolo della blockchain nelle catene del valore dell'idrogeno verde / The Role of Blockchain in Green Hydrogen Value Chains

Authors: Nicola De Blasio and Charles Hua

Fifth policy brief of Mission Hydrogen series dedicated to the future of hydrogen, its impact on global economies and geopolitical implications.

Il quinto articolo della serie Missione Idrogeno curata da Harvard University in collaborazione con l'ISPI e dedicata al futuro dell'idrogeno, al suo impatto per l'economia globale e ai riflessi geopolitici.

English Version

October 15, 2021

World Hydrogen Congress

The Future of Clean Hydrogen: Market Implications

Keynote by Nicola De Blasio

2nd World Hydrogen Congress

Amsterdam - October 05, 2021

Hydrogen Deployment at Scale: The Infrastructure Challenge @EnergyVoices

Authors: Nicola De Blasio, Fridolin Pflugmann, and Henry Lee

Today our work on the future of hydrogen was featured on the homepage of Illuminem a new leading platform empowering energy and sustainability information.

September 29, 2021

Updates on the Global Energy Technology Innovation (GETI) Initiative

GETI meets Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries @Harvard to discuss the future of hydrogen and the transition to a low carbon economy.

Topics discussed included: Value Chains in Transition, Future of Renewable Hydrogen in the EU, Hydrogen Potential in India, Renewable Hydrogen and Blockchain, The Future of Sustainability and Orange Hydrogen, Think Pink - Nuclear Hydrogen.

September 27, 2021

L'utilizzo dell'idrogeno su vasta scala: la sfida delle infrastrutture / Hydrogen Deployment at Scale: The Infrastructure Challenge

Authors: Nicola De Blasio, Fridolin Pflugmann, and Henry Lee

Fourth policy brief of Mission Hydrogen series dedicated to the future of hydrogen, its impact on global economies and geopolitical implications.

Il quarto articolo della serie Missione Idrogeno curata da Harvard University in collaborazione con l'ISPI e dedicata al futuro dell'idrogeno, al suo impatto per l'economia globale e ai riflessi geopolitici.

English Version

September 03, 2021

Plastic Free July Is the Perfect Opportunity to Kick Our Pandemic Habits

Featuring Nicola De Blasio on plastic sustainability for Mic

July 16, 2021

The Global Quest for Sustainability

Chapter by Nicola De Blasio

The Future of Sustainable Mobility addresses the potential of clean hydrogen in road transport, rail, aviation, and shipping for the ISPI-McKinsey report on green infrastructure.

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July 15, 2021

Mobilità Sostenibile: quattro strade per l'idrogeno / Sustainable Mobility: Renewable Hydrogen in the Transport Sector

Authors: Nicola De Blasio, Charles Hua, and Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez

Third policy brief of Mission Hydrogen series dedicated to the future of hydrogen, its impact on global economies and geopolitical implications.

Il terzo articolo della serie Missione Idrogeno curata da Harvard University in collaborazione con l'ISPI e dedicata al futuro dell'idrogeno, al suo impatto per l'economia globale e ai riflessi geopolitici.

English Version

June 25, 2021

Cina: superpotenza dell'idrogeno rinnovabile? / China: The Renewable Hydrogen Superpower?

Authors: Nicola De Blasio & Fridolin Pflugmann

Second policy brief of Mission Hydrogen series dedicated to the future of hydrogen, its impact on global economies and geopolitical implications.

Il secondo articolo della serie Missione Idrogeno curata da Harvard University in collaborazione con l'ISPI e dedicata al futuro dell'idrogeno, al suo impatto per l'economia globale e ai riflessi geopolitici.

English Version

May 28, 2021

What Will Green Hydrogen Mean for International Relations?

Our recent paper on the geopolitics of renewable hydrogen featured on JSTOR

L'idrogeno è l’energia rinnovabile del futuro?

Featuring Nicola De Blasio and Fridolin Pflugmann on the market and geopolitical implications of renewable hydrogen

Formiche - Italian

May 06, 2021

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Harvard College Research Grants

We are extremely proud to announce the following awards:

Phoebe Fallon to carry out research on bioplastics - supported by Harvard Kersten Undergraduate Research Fund.

Charles Hua to continue research on green hydrogen and blockchain - awarded by Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Kiana Ziadkhanpour for her research on blockchain applications in the energy sector - supported by Harvard University Center for the Environment.

May 06, 2021

Renewable Hydrogen Potential in the EU

Speaker: Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez

Harvard Kennedy School - Energy Policy Seminar

Recording

May 03, 2021

La geopolitica dell'idrogeno rinnovabile / The Geopolitics of Renewable Hydrogen

Authors: Nicola De Blasio & Fridolin Pflugmann

First policy brief of Mission Hydrogen series dedicated to the future of hydrogen, its impact on global economies and geopolitical implications.

Il primo articolo della serie Missione Idrogeno curata da Harvard University in collaborazione con l'ISPI e dedicata al futuro dell'idrogeno, al suo impatto per l'economia globale e ai riflessi geopolitici.

English Version

April 30, 2021

The Geopolitical Imperative of Nord Stream

One of the last ties of an economically declining Russia to Western Europe, Nord Stream must become part of a broader transatlantic strategy which combines shorter-term policy goals to deal with Moscow’s aggressive behavior and a longer-term effort to keep a door open for a more cooperative relationship.

Italian Version

April 27, 2021

The Dilemma over the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Trying to block a $11 billion project, that will deliver up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, was always a tall order. Even more so due to the fraught EU-US relations during the previous administration. With the project around 95% completed, the only realistic alternative is for the EU and the US to find a common path forward to address the geopolitical implications.

Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Relations

Article

April 15, 2021

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Future of Hydrogen Initiative

Nicola De Blasio and Henry Lee announce the launch of a new initiative on the role of hydrogen in the transition to a low-carbon economy

Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Future of Hydrogen with Alejandro Nunez-Jimenez, Fridolin Pflugmann, Charles Hua, and Amanda Sardonis

April 2021

Italian Institute for International Political Studies welcomes new Senior Fellow

Nicola De Blasio appointed Senior Associate Research Fellow

ISPI - Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale

March 2021

Energy and Blockchain: Challenges and Opportunities

Silvio Micali, Nicola De Blasio, Charles Hua and Kiana Ziadkhanpour on blockchain's potential for disruptive innovation in the energy sector

Global Energy Transition Talks, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center

Recording

March 11, 2021

Are Plastics Sustainable? Here's What the Pandemic Can Teach Us

Durability and inexpensivenesstwo of plastic’s greatest assetshave made it the workhorse material of modern society. But they have also become its greatest curse by creating a global environmental and sustainability crisis.

Renewable Hydrogen: New Energy Dependencies in a Low-Carbon World

Speaker: Nicola De Blasio

Harvard Kennedy School - Energy Policy Seminar

Recording

February 22, 2021

Climate of Empathy

Charles Hua and Kiana Ziadkhanpour awarded grant for podcast series.

Harvard University - Sustainability

Introduction by Charles & Kiana

Cambridge MA - February 2021

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El Hidrógeno: ¿La Energía del Futuro?

Featuring Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez on current and future applications of hydrogen

A Ciencia Cierta, CV Radio

November 10, 2020

Geopolitical and Market Implications of Renewable Hydrogen

Speaker: Nicola De Blasio

HSBC Energy Transition Investor Meeting

October 2, 2020

"Harvard Energy Innovations" Club Launched

Harvard Energy Innovations aims to foster a coalition of students, faculty, and alumni across Harvard’s schools to empower and develop tomorrow’s energy leaders. Through experiences and opportunities that advance knowledge, discussion, and action, we will collaborate with stakeholders to generate impact at scale, addressing the critical issues confronting the evolving energy landscape.

Harvard Energy Innovations

Cambridge, MA - August 2020

Batteries and clean hydrogen at the core of a new European industrial policy. The experts speak

Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez, Maria Sicilia (Enagas) and Lina Galvez (member of the European Parliament) reflect on the role European industrial policy on batteries and clean hydrogen could have in a post COVID-19 sustainable recovery.

Agenda Pública, El País

June 5, 2020

Addleton Academic Publishers welcomes new editor

Nicola De Blasio appointed editor of the international peer-reviewed academic journal Geopolitics, History, and International Relations

Addleton Academic Publishers

New York City - May 2020

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España puede liderar el hidrógeno renovable en Europa

Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez on how Spain could become a renewable hydrogen leader in Europe

English Version

Agenda Pública, El País

March 31, 2020

L'università di Harvard ai tempi del COVID-19

Nicola De Blasio discusses academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic

Finestre sul Mondo di Tabata Caldironi, Giornale Radio

March 26, 2020

Renewable Hydrogen & New Energy Dependencies in a Low-Carbon World

Speaker: Nicola De Blasio

SPE New York & New England, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center

Cambridge, MA - March 25, 2020

Energy for All & the Transition to Zero-Carbon: The Private-Sector Role

Panel: Shankar Krishnamoorthy and Nicola De Blasio

Global Energy Transitions Talks, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center

Cambridge, MA - March 10, 2020

European Space Agency

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Infrastructure Under Attack. What’s Next?

Authors: Nicola De Blasio and Henry Lee

If a single armada of drones can make its way across the Saudi airspace undetected and successfully hit targets with surgical precision and maximum damage, then one must conclude the country's vulnerability quota is quite high.

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October 6, 2019