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.

Meetings

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 Center for the Environment Seminar Room 310 which is located on the third floor of the Geological Museum (26 Oxford St). Directions are available here.

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