Research

Work in progress:

The role of cofinancing partners: Evidence from infrastructure projects in Chinese overseas development finance

Environmental policy interaction and cross-media substitution

Extreme weather events and electricity supply vulnerability

Working papers :

Environmental regulation and productivity are not always at odds: Evidence from industrial firms in China (with Jacquelyn Pless)

Environmental risks and power plant suspensions (with Xiaoyan Zhou and Blake Simmons)

Journal articles:

Lu, Y., Cohen, F., Smith, S., & Pfeiffer, A. (2022). Plant conversions and abatement technologies cannot prevent stranding of power plant assets in 2°C scenarios. Nature Communications, 13, 806.

Chen, C., Lu, Y., & Xing, L. (2021). Levelling renewable power output using hydrogen-based storage systems: A techno-economic analysis. Journal of Energy Storage, 37, 102413.

Cohen, F., Schwarz, M., Li, S., Lu, Y., & Anant, J. (2020). The Challenge of Using Epidemiological Case Count Data: The Example of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and the Weather. Environmental and Resource Economics, 76, 447–517.

Chen, C., Lu, Y., & Banares-Alcantara, R. (2019). Direct and indirect electrification of chemical industry using methanol production as a case study. Applied Energy, 243, 71-90.

Han, W., Geng, Y., Lu, Y., Wilson, J., Sun, L., Satoshi, O., … & Qian, Y. (2018). Urban metabolism of megacities: A comparative analysis of Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Paris to inform low carbon and sustainable development pathways. Energy, 155, 887-898.

Lu, Y., Geng, Y., Liu, Z., Cote, R., & Yu, X. (2017). Measuring sustainability at the community level: An overview of China’s indicator system on National Demonstration Sustainable Communities. Journal of cleaner production, 143, 326-335.

Lu, Y., Geng, Y., Qian, Y., Han, W., McDowall, W., & Bleischwitz, R. (2016). Changes of human time and land use pattern in one mega city’s urban metabolism: a multi-scale integrated analysis of Shanghai. Journal of Cleaner Production, 133, 391-401.

Policy Reports:

Springer, C., Lu, Y., & Chi, H. (2022). Understanding China's Global Electric Power. Global Development Policy Center, Boston University

Hepburn, C., Cohen, F., Ives, M., Srivastav, S., Schwarz, M., Lu, Y., Mealy, P., De Souza, P., & Jackson, L. (2020). Climate change and emerging markets after Covid-19. Pictet Asset Management.

Selected Media:

La Vanguardia, Nada puede salvar los combustibles fósiles, March 2022

Eco Voice, Fossil fuel industry can't rely on carbon capture and bioenergy to save its assets, February 2022

Forbes, China just promised to go carbon neutral by 2060. How important is that? September 2020

The Telegraph, The Independent, Evening Standard, The Daily Mail and more than 200 UK local outlets by the Press Association, France, Ireland, Middle East, China, Netherland and other international medias, BBC South Today, a local Chinese TV, We still don’t know if warmer weather slows down the spread of COVID-19, July 2020

The Conversation, Why we can’t tell if warmer weather slows down the spread of coronavirus, July 2020