Dr. Xi Lu

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Harvard University, USA

Research Associate/Lecturer



2010 Ph.D., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Michael Gillenwater, Xi Lu, Miriam Fischlein, Additionality of wind energy investments in the U.S. voluntary green power market. Renewable Energy, 63(March 2014) 452–457
  2. Xi LU, Michael B. McElroy, Chris P. Nielsen, Xinyu Chen, and Junling Huang. 2013. Optimal Integration of Offshore Wind Power for a Steadier, Environmentally Friendlier, Supply of Electricity in China. Energy Policy 62 (2013) 131–138
  3. Huang, Junling, Xi Lu, and Michael B. McElroy. 2013. Adopting a Meteorologically Based Configuration of Wind Resources to Minimize the Variability of Associated Power Generation in the US. Renewable Energy, 62(Feb. 2014) 331–340
  4. Michael B. McElroy and Xi Lu, 2013, Fracking's Future Natural gas, the economy, and America's energy prospects, Harvard Magazine, January-Feruary 2013
  5. Xi Lu, Michael B. McElroy, Gang Wu, and Chris P. Nielsen. 2012.  Accelerated Reduction in SO2 Emissions from the US Power Sector Triggered by Changing Prices of Natural Gas. Environmental Science & Technology 46 (14): 7882-7889.
  6. Xi Lu, Jackson Salovaara, and Michael B. McElroy. 2012. Implications of the Recent Reductions in Natural Gas prices for Emissions of CO2 from the US Power Sector. Environmental Science & Technology 46 (5): 3014-3021.
  7. Gang Wu, Xi Lu, Chris P. Nielsen, Yi-Ming Wei, and Michael B. McElroy. 2012. Optimization of China's Crude Oil Import Strategy: An Empirical Analysis. Energy Policy (submitted).
  8. Gang Wu, Yi-Ming Wei, Chris Nielsen, Xi Lu, and Michael B. McElroy. 2012. A Dynamic Programming Model of China's Strategic Petroleum Reserve: General Strategy and the Effect of Emergencies. Energy Economics 39: 4207-4214.
  9. Xi Lu, Jeremy Tchou, Michael B. McElroy, and Chris P. Nielsen. 2011. The Impact of Production Tax Credits on the Profitable Production of Electricity from Wind in the U.S. Energy Policy 39: 4207-4214.
  10. Xi Lu, Michael B. McElroy, and Nora Sluzas. 2011. Costs for Integrating Wind into the Future ERCOT System with Related Costs for Savings in CO2 Emissions.Environmental Science & Technology 45 (7): 3160–3166.
  11. Juha Kiviluoma and Xi Lu. 2010.  How Much Super Grids Could Decrease Wind Power Variability? Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants. Québec City, Québec, Canada, Oct. 18-19, 2010, ISBN 978-3-9813870-2-5.
  12. Michael B. McElroy, Xi Lu (joint first author), Chris P. Nielsen, Yuxuan Wang. 2009. Potential for Wind Generated Electricity in China, Science (front cover) 325 (5946): 1378-1380.
  13. Xi Lu, Michael B. McElroy and Juha Kiviluoma. 2009. Global Potential for Wind-Generated Electricity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (PNAS) 106: 10933-10938.
  14. Xi Lu. 2009. Policy for Wind Energy in the U.S. (Chinese). Green Leaf 133 (6).
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