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Climate Policy
in U.S.-China Relations

A U.S.-China Youth Exposition


March 23, 2023, 6:00PM – 7:00 PM EST
ESIA State Room, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052



Scott Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University teaching two unique interdisciplinary courses on sustainable energy, and an Affiliated Professor with CATIE, an international graduate university located in Costa Rica focused on sustainability for Latin America. He serves as Energy Lead of GWU’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) and serves as Acting Director of GWU’s Solar Institute. Scott Sklar also serves as President of The Stella Group, Ltd. a strategic policy and clean technology optimization firm facilitating clean distributed energy utilization which includes advanced batteries and controls, energy efficiency, fuel cells, geoexchange, heat engines, microhydropower (and freeflow, tidal, wave), modular biomass, photovoltaics, small wind, and solar thermal. Scott Sklar, has coauthored two books: A Consumer Guide to Solar Energy and The Forbidden Fuel: Power Alcohol in the Twentieth Century.  


John Helveston is an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, studying technological change with a focus on accelerating the transition to environmentally sustainable and energy-saving technologies. Helveston’s research centers around how consumer preferences, market dynamics, and policy affect the emergence of critical technologies, such as electric vehicles and solar energy. He also studies the critical relationship between the US and China in developing and mass producing low-carbon energy technologies. Helveston has conducted extensive fieldwork in China, collaborating with colleagues at Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, and the State Information Center on past projects.

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