About Us

We are a journal club that meets weekly with the goal of facilitating discussion and furthering our understanding of the technical details of energy technology and science. Our primary purpose is to enable our membership to develop the necessary technical background to better understand energy issues, policy, and economics. These themes are often complex and interconnected.

Our topics, chosen based on member interest, generally fall within the following broad categories:

  • Depletable Resources (e.g. Oil, Gas, Clean Coal, Nuclear, CO2 Capture & Storage)
  • Renewable Resources (e.g. Geothermal, Wind, Solar, Hydro)
  • Technology and Applications (e.g. Energy Storage, Electric Grid, Fuel Cells)
The HEJC is open to members of the Harvard and MIT communities. A technical background is not needed.


Each week during the semester, we discuss one or more topics relevant to the science and technology of energy.

The HEJC meets in the Harvard University Center for the Environment, which is located on the fourth floor of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), 26 Oxford St. Directions are available here.

Meetings for Fall 2016 are Tuesdays at 12pm. For more details, join our mailing list.

If you are interested in presenting at a meeting, please let us know!