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A fresh look at China’s energy policy shows mixed results

Shanghai skyline
Published: 
February 14, 2019
Cornell researchers and their colleagues have created a new, comprehensive data set of China’s 2,656 energy-related policies operating in 30 provinces – and found they cancel each other out when it comes to energy consumption.

Events

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 18 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Sorbitol signaling and flower development and pollen tube growth in apples" - Lailiang Cheng

Feb 18 | 12:20 pm

Lailiang Cheng ...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 19 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

“Groundcherry and Goldenberry improvement: ripening the potential of underutilized fruit crops”- Joyce Van Eck

Feb 19 | 12:20 pm

Joyce Van Eck...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 20 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Fusarium graminearum ecology at the intersection of wheat and wild grass communities" - Michael Fulcher

Feb 20 | 12:20 pm

Michael Fulcher ...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 21 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

“Developing an information ecology for cover crops”: Steven Mirsky

Feb 21 | 12:20 pm

Steven Mirsky Research Ecologist USDA ARS, Maryland https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=42691

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Nick Ruktanonochai [University of Southampton]: Anthropophilic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Quantifying host movement for vector borne disease control on complex landscapes. Hosts: Ellne

Feb 21 | 2:30 pm

Dr. Nick Ruktanonochai, Univ. Southampton: Anthropophilic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Quantifying host movement for vector borne disease control on complex landscapes, 2:30-3:30p; Corson-Mudd, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

Feb 21 | 4:00 pm

In a Chats in the Stacks book talk Anne K. Armstrong, Doctoral Student in Natural Resources, will present her new book, co-authored with Marianne E. Krasny, Professor in the Department of Natural...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Author Appearance

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 22 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Ironing out the issues: Elucidating iron homeostasis regulatory processes in plants" - Terri Long

Feb 22 | 12:20 pm

Terri Long...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 25 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 26 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

SIPS SYMPOSIUM: “A feeling for the organism” - Susan McCouch

Feb 26 | 2:00 pm

Susan McCouch...

Location: Bradfield Hall  | Event type: Seminar

B.E.V. NY: Business, Enology, Viticulture

Feb 27 | 8:00 am

B.E.V. NY is the annual grape and wine conference presented by Cornell's Finger Lakes Grape Program and the Enology Extension Laboratory. The conference consists of three days of programming, each...

Location: RIT Inn and Conference Center  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 27 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Feb 28 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

What is the potential for increased grazing, hay, forage, and livestock production on idel lands in New York State? - Peter Woodbury, Aaron Gabriel & Michael Baker

Feb 28 | 12:20 pm

Peter Woodbury, Aaron Gabriel & Michael Baker...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Graziella DiRenzo [UC-Santa Barbara]: Title: TBA. Host: Vitousek, Co-host: Power

Feb 28 | 2:30 pm

Dr. Graziella DiRenzo, UC-Santa Barbara: Using integrative Bayesian approaches to examine ecological and evolutionary influences on disease dynamics, 2:30-3:30p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Mar 1 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"College in prison: the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) and a different perspective on extension" - Tom Owens

Mar 1 | 12:20 pm

Tom Owens...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Mar 4 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium" - Neil Mattson

Mar 4 | 12:20 pm

Neil Mattson...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Michael Cortez [Utah State University]: How Does Interspecific Host Competition Alter the Amplification and Dilution of Disease? Host: Zamudio, co-host: Tyrell

Mar 4 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Michael Cortez, Utah State: How Does Interspecific Host Competition Alter the Amplification and Dilution of Disease?, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Mar 5 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Sugar Beet- advanced breeding for a highly profitable niche crop" - Jens Lein

Mar 5 | 12:20 pm

Jens Lein KWS, France Jens Lein is the Head Molecular Breeder at KWS. He did his graduate Agricultural Engineer training at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel from 1996-2006.

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Mar 6 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Population biology of emerging fungal pathogens of plants and people" - Marin Brewer

Mar 6 | 12:20 pm

Marin Brewer...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Mar 7 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

The Scalability of Ecological Farming Practices in the United States - Jeff Liebert

Mar 7 | 12:20 pm

Jeff Liebert...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Exhibition - Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text

Mar 8 | 9:00 am

How do you write a sound? How do you hear a text? “Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound that have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used...

Location: Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library  | Event type: Exhibit

“Plant response to global warming 56 million years ago” - Scott Wing

Mar 8 | 12:20 pm

Scott Wing...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Reusable black tarps suppress weeds and make organic reduced tillage more viable" - Haley Rylander

Mar 11 | 12:20 pm

Haley Rylander Horticulture, Cornell University Haley Rylander is a graduate student and MS Candidate in the Horticulture Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Megan Greischar [University of Toronto]: The Impact of Ecology Across Scales On Parasite Life History. Host: Lazzaro, Co-host: Miojevic

Mar 11 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Megan Greischar, Univ. Toronto: The Impact of Ecology Across Scales On Parasite Life History, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

“GM crops as catalysts for global development“ - Peter Gregory

Mar 12 | 12:20 pm

Peter Gregory...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

"Will the real Phytophthora infestans please make itself known?" - Bill Fry

Mar 13 | 12:20 pm

Bill Fry...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

SCS Seminar - Stewart Diemont

Mar 14 | 12:20 pm

Diemont, Stewart, Associate Professor, SUNY ESF, Syracuse...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

 “The plant membrane-on-a-chip” - Susan Daniel

Mar 15 | 12:20 pm

Susan Daniel...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Beer Microbiology

Mar 16 | 8:00 am

The Cornell Brewing Extension Lab is offering a Beer Microbiology short course providing in depth learning materials and hands-on training for yeast management and microbiological quality control...

Location: Cornell AgriTech  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

"The use of mycorrhizal fungi in horticulture" - Jozsef Racsko

Mar 18 | 12:20 pm

Jozsef Racsko...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Uncovering the genetic basis of seed's amino acid regulation using multi-omics approaches" - Ruthie Angelovici

Mar 19 | 12:20 pm

Ruthie Angelovici...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

"The evolution of the plant immune system" - Ksenia Krasileva

Mar 20 | 12:20 pm

Ksenia Krasileva...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Water Trapping Dynamics in Carbohydrate-Doped Smectite Nanopores - Sabrina Kelch

Mar 21 | 12:20 pm

Sabrina Kelch...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

"Spatiotemporal regulation of hormone signaling controls the developmental robustness of plant organs" - Mingyuan Zhu

Mar 22 | 12:20 pm

Mingyuan Zhu...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton [UC-Los Angeles]: Evolution in the Anthropocene: Selection and adaptation to human-mediated change in Anolis lizards. Host: GSA Symposi

Mar 25 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton, UC-Los Angeles: Evolution in the Anthropocene: Selection and adaptation to human-mediated change in Anolis lizards, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

“How the strawberry became America’s most unsustainable fruit”- Marvin Pritts

Mar 25 | 12:20 pm

Marvin Pritts...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Separating genes from gene-like sequences in maize and sorghum" - James Schnable

Mar 26 | 12:20 pm

James Schnable...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Distinguished speaker in Genome Biology: “Epigenomics  of Neuron Diversity and Connectivity  in the Mammalian Brain” - Joe Ecker

Mar 27 | 12:20 pm

Joe Ecker...

Location: Biotechnology Building  | Event type: Seminar

SCS Seminar - Ken Zuckerberg

Mar 28 | 12:20 pm

Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank New York, New York

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

"Genetic diversity underlying evolutionary patterns of plant adaption: A multi scaled approach" - Jacob Landis

Mar 29 | 12:20 pm

Jacob Landis...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"1969-2019, 50 years of breeding the Geneva® series of apple rootstocks" - Gennaro Fazio

Apr 8 | 12:20 pm

Gennaro Fazio...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Susanna Remold [University of Louisville]: The biogeography of household Pseudomonas. Host: Alison Power

Apr 8 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Susanna Remold, Univ. Louisville: The biogeography of household Pseudomonas, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Distinguished speaker in Genome Biology: "Systematic discovery of gene regulatory elements using chromatic structure in plant genomes" - Robert Schmitz

Apr 9 | 12:20 pm

Robert Schmitz ...

Location: College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University  | Event type: Seminar

“Digitization and data sharing of fungal specimen metadata through the MyCoPortal “ - Andrew Miller

Apr 10 | 12:20 pm

Andrew Miller...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Soil health in the Indo-Gangetic Plain" - Kavya Krishnan

Apr 11 | 12:20 pm

Kavya Krishnan...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

“Molecular mechanisms underlying ambient temperature control of flowering time in Arabidopsis” - Richard Immink

Apr 12 | 12:20 pm

Richard Immink ...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Environmental and molecular control of flowering and vegetative propagation in tulip”- Richard Immink

Apr 15 | 12:20 pm

Richard Immink ...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Mina Bissell [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory]: Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The cristical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormany? Hosts: Fischb

Apr 15 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Mina Bissell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The cristical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormany?, 4:00-5:00p;...

Location: College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University  | Event type: Seminar

Distinguished speaker in Genome Biology: “Mechanisms of selective gene silencing“- Craig Pikaard

Apr 16 | 12:20 pm

Craig Pikaard...

Location: College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University  | Event type: Seminar

“Resolving Conflicts: The Genetic Control of Morphogenesis“ - Enrico Coen

Apr 17 | 12:20 pm

Enrico Coen...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

 "Functional elucidation of Vapyrin, a novel plant protein required for arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis" - Penelope Lindsay

Apr 19 | 12:20 pm

Penelope Lindsay Plant Biology, Cornell University Penelope Lindsay is a graduate student in the Plant Biology section and works at the Harrison Lab.

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Understanding and preventing spring freeze damage in grapevines" - Michela Centinari

Apr 22 | 12:20 pm

Michela Centinari...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Erin Larson [Cornell]: Title TBA, Host: Alex Flecker

Apr 22 | 12:20 pm

Erin Larson, Cornell, Title: TBA, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

"Four decades of probing plant-pathogen interactions: From pieces to the rules of the game" - Alan Collmer

Apr 24 | 12:20 pm

Alan Collmer...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Tracing nitrate transformations in forest soils - Ariel Mollhagen

Apr 25 | 12:20 pm

Ariel Mollhagen...

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

 “Ecological genomics of transposable elements across space and time and base pairs“ - Jeff Ross-Ibarra

Apr 26 | 12:20 pm

Jeff Ross-Ibarra ...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Better Process Control School

Apr 29 | 8:00 am

New York State Food Venture Center, Department of Food Science - Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, GMA Science and Education Foundation, Associated New York State Food Processors,...

Location: Cornell AgriTech  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

"Shedding light on tree shape: the role of IGT genes in plant growth orientation": Chris Dardick

Apr 29 | 12:20 pm

Chris Dardick...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

BTI PGS: "Adjusting the valves: fate and flexibility in stomatal development" - Dominique Bergmann

Apr 29 | 12:20 pm

Dominique Bergmann...

Location: Boyce Thompson Institute  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Brendan Bohannan [University of Oregon]: The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Associated Microbiomes. Hosts: Douglas (Ent), Brito (BME), Ellner (EEB)

Apr 29 | 4:30 pm

Dr. Brendan Bohannan, Univ. Oregon: The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Associated Microbiomes, 4:30-5:30p; G10 Biotechnology Building

Location: Biotechnology Building  | Event type: Seminar

Distinguished speaker in Genome Biology - Rob Martienssen

May 3 | 12:20 pm

Rob Martienssen...

Location: Biotechnology Building  | Event type: Seminar

Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation

May 6 | 8:00 am

Do you want to gain a broad understanding of cider & perry and acquire the main skills & knowledge necessary to make quality products? Then this is the class to attend!...

Location: Cornell AgriTech  | Event type: Conference/Workshop

"Non-destructive prediction of apple fruit quality by means of near-infrared spectroscopy" - Yiyi Zhang

May 6 | 12:20 pm

Yiyi Zhang Horticulture, Cornell University Yiyi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science.

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Dolph Schluter [University of British Columbia]: Divergence via biotic interactions in an adaptive radiation. Host: Anurag Agrawal

May 6 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Dolph Schluter, University of British Columbia: Divergence via biotic interactions in an adaptive radiation, 12:20-1:20p; G10 Biotechnology Building

Location: Biotechnology Building

"Molecular epidemiology and host range of potato virus Y" - Sarah Johnson Ruark

May 8 | 12:20 pm

Sarah Johnson Ruark...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Simon Levin [Princeton University]: Systemic Risk and Systemic Opportunity: Alternative Realities in Social and Ecological Systems. Host: Jeremy Searle

May 8 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Simon Levin, Princeton: Systemic Risk and Systemic Opportunity: Alternative Realities in Social and Ecological Systems, *Wednesday* 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

“Genetic and genomic analyses of cuticle development and bulliform cell patterning in maize “ - Pengfei Qiao

May 10 | 12:20 pm

Pengfei Qiao Graduate student in Scanlon Lab Exit Seminar “Genetic and genomic analyses of cuticle development and bulliform cell patterning in maize “

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Michelle Wong [Cornell]: Title TBA. Host: Robert Howarth

May 13 | 12:20 pm

Michelle Wong, Cornell, Title: TBA, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar