Dr. Jiang Lin is the Nat Simons Presidential Chair in China Energy Policy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and a Staff Scientist at its Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division. Dr. Lin's research is focused on energy and climate policy, Non-CO2 GHG (methane, F-gas, and etc) emissions pathways, electricity market and planning, low-carbon economics transition and appliance efficiency issues in China. From 2016-2020, he was a co-Director of the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change, a collaborative initiative between Berkeley Lab, the University of California-Berkeley, and Tsinghua University in China.
From 2007-2016, Dr. Lin was the Director of the Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (2007-2013) and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Analysis (2014-2016). Dr. Lin managed the growth of Energy Foundation China into one of the largest international NGOs devoted to promoting clean energy and climate solutions in China. Before joining the Energy Foundation, Dr. Lin was previously at LBNL from 1994-2007, conducting research in the Appliance Standards and China Energy Groups.
Dr. Lin has a PhD in Demography from the University of California-Berkeley, an MS in Population Studies and BS from the Department of Cybernetics Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
Ph.D., Demography, University of California at Berkeley
M.S., Operations Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University
B.S., Cybernetics Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University
CX Xiang, XY Zheng, F Song, J Lin*, ZG Jiang, 2023, “Assessing the roles of efficient market versus regulatory capture in China’s power market reform,” Nature Energy, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-023-01278-9
Qian Luo, Fernando Garcia-Menendez, Haozhe Yang, Ranjit Deshmukh, Gang He, Jiang Lin*, and Jeremiah X. Johnson, “The Health and Climate Benefits of Economic Dispatch in China’s Power System,” Environ. Sci. Technol. 2023 57 (7), 2898-2906, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.2c05663
Fritz Kahrl and Jiang Lin, 2023, "The Changing Economics of China’s ElectricitySystem: Why Renewables and Electricity Storage may be a Lower Cost Way to Meet Demand Growth than Coal," https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7718j24g
ZH Wang, H Li, B Zhang, B Wang, H Li, X Tian, J Lin, and W Feng, 2023, “Clean alternatives to heating gaps of combined heat and power withdraw under climate goals will disproportionately increase residential heating costs,” Nature Energy, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-023-01308-6
Chen, Y.; Lin, J*; Roland-Holst, D.; Liu, X.; Wang, C. Declining Renewable Costs, Emissions Trading, and Economic Growth: China’s Power System at the Crossroads. Energies 2023, 16, 656. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16020656
Jiang Lin, Khanna, X Liu, WJWang, J Gordon, F Dai, 2022, "Opportunities to tackle short-lived climate pollutants and other greenhouse gases for China," Sci Tot Env, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156842
WJ Wang, N Khanna, J Lin, and X Liu, 2023 “Black Carbon Emissions in China: 2015–2050,” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 329, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.117087
N Abhyankar, J Lin*, F Kahrl, SF Yin, U Paliwal, X Liu, N Khanna, Q Luo, A Phadke, D Wooley, M O’Boyle, O Ashmoore, R Orvis, M Solomon, 2022, "Achieving an 80% Carbon Free Electricity System in China by 2035," A joint report by Energy Innovation, LBNL, and UC Berkeley. Chinese Version.
T Ding, YG Sun; C Huang; CL Mu; YQ Fan; J Lin; and YN Qin, 2022, “Pathways of clean energy heating electrification programs for reducing carbon emissions in Northwest China,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112679
J Lin, N Abhyankar, G He, X Liu, S Yin, 2022, Large balancing areas and dispersed renewable investment enhances grid flexibility in a renewable-dominant power system in China, iScience (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.103749
Liu, Z., Deng, Z., He, G., Wang H, Zhang X., Lin J., Ye Q., Liang X., 2022. Challenges and opportunities for carbon neutrality in China. Nat Rev Earth Environ 3, 141–155 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-021-00244-x
F Kahrl, J Lin*, X Liu, JF Hu, 2021, “Sunsetting coal power in China,” iScience, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102939
J Lin, N Khanna, X Liu, WJ Wang, J Gordon, and F Dai, 2021,“Opportunities to Tackle Short-lived Climate Pollutants and other Greenhouse Gases,” California-China Climate Institute, University of California, Berkeley
JF Hu, QY Yan, F Kahrl, X Liu, P Wang, J Lin, 2021, “Evaluating the ancillary services market for large-scale renewable energy integration in China's northeastern power grid,” Utility Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2021.101179
He, Gang, Jiang Lin, Froylan Sifuentes, Xu Liu, Nikit Abhyankar, and Amol Phadke. “Rapid cost decrease of renewables and storage accelerates the decarbonization of China’s power system”. Nature Communications, 11, 2486 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16184
Amol Phadke, Nihar Shah, Jiang Lin, Won Young Park, Yongsheng Zhang, Durwood Zaelke, Chao Ding and Nihan Karali, “Chinese Policy Leadership Would Cool Global Air Conditioning Impacts: Looking East,” 2020, Energy Research & Social Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101570
NF O’Neill, JM Ma, DC Walther, LR Brockway, C Ding, J Lin, 2020, "A Modified Total Equivalent Warming Impact Analysis: Addressing Direct and Indirect Emissions Due to Corrosion", STOTEN, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140312
Gang He; Jiang Lin; Ying Zhang; Wenhua Zhang; Guilherme Larangeira; Chao Zhang; Wei Peng; Manzhi Liu; Fuqiang Yang, 2020, “Enabling a rapid and just transition away from coal in China,” One Earth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.012
W Du, M Li, Ke Li, and J Lin, “Impact of Energy Market Distortions on the Productivity of Energy Enterprises in China,” September, 2020, the Energy Journal.
Jiang Lin, Xu Liu, G He, 2020, “Regional electricity demand and economic transition in China,” Utilities Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2020.101047
Nikit Abhyankar, Jiang Lin*, Xu Liu, Froylan Sifuentes, 2020, “Economic and environmental benefits of market-based power-system reform in China: a case study of the Southern grid system,” Resources, Conservation and Recycling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104558
N Karali, N Shah, WY Park, N Khanna, C Ding, J Lin, N Zhou, 2020, “Improving the energy efficiency of room air conditioners in China: Costs and benefits,” Applied Energy.
Jiang Lin*, Nina Khana, Xu Liu, Fei Teng, and Xin Wang, 2019, “China’s Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Future Trajectories and Mitigation Options and Potential,” Scientific Reports
Jiang Lin*, Fredrich Kahrl, Jiahai Yuan, Xu Liu and Weirong Zhang. "Challenges and strategies for electricity market transition in China." Energy Policy 133 (2019) 110899.
Li, Hao, Jiang Lin*, Yuhuan Zhao, and Jia-Ning Kang. “Identifying the driving factors of energy-water nexus in Beijing from both economy- and sector-wide perspectives.” Journal of Cleaner Production, July 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.07.001
Hao Li, Yuhuan Zhao*, Jiang Lin*. A review of the energy–carbon–water nexus: Concepts, research focuses, mechanisms, and methodologies. WIREs Energy and Environment, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.358
Hao Li, Yuhuan Zhao*, Song Wang, Jiang Lin. Scenario analysis of ETS revenue allocation mechanism of China: based on a dynamic CGE model. Environ Science and Pollution Research, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05964-8
Xu Liu, Jiang Lin*, Junfeng Hu*, Hongyou Lu, and Jiaru Cai. "Economic Transition, Technology Change, and Energy Consumption in China: A Provincial-Level Analysis." Energies 12.13 (2019) 2581
Hu, Junfeng, Qingyou Yan, Xingmei Li, Zhong-Zhong Jiang, Fredrich Kahrl, Jiang Lin*, and Peng Wang*. “A cooperative game-based mechanism for allocating ancillary service costs associated with wind power integration in China.” Utilities Policy vol 58, June 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2019.05.008
Jiang Lin, F. Kahrl, JH Yuan, QX Chen, and X Liu, 2019, “Economic and carbon emission impacts of electricity market transition in China: A case study of Guangdong Province,” Applied Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.01.128
Jiang Lin, 2018, “China’s electricity switch won’t be swift or painless,” Nature, DOI: 10.1038/d41586-018-06894-0
CH Springer, S Evans, J Lin, and D Roland-Holst, 2018, “Low Carbon Growth in China: The Role of Emissions Trading in a Transitioning Economy,” Applied Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.046
H Huang, D Roland-Holst, C Springer, J Lin, W Cai, C Wang, 2019, “Emissions trading systems and social equity: A CGE assessment for China.” Applied Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.056
J Lin, DG Fridley, HY Lou, LK Price, and N Zhou, 2018, "Has coal use peaked in China: Near-term trends in China’s coal consumption," Energy Policy
SY Liu, CH Bie, J Lin, XF Wang, 2018, “Curtailment of renewable energy in Northwest China and market-based solutions, Energy Policy 123
Wang Xin, Teng Fei, Zhang Jingjing, Nina Khana, and Jiang Lin, 2017, “Challenges to addressing non-CO2 greenhouse gases in China’s long-term climate strategy,” Climate Policy
Jiang Lin, Fredrich Kahrl, Xu Liu, 2018, "A Regional Analysis of Excess Capacity in China’s Power Systems," Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 129 (2018) 93-101
Qing Shen, Simin Xu, and Jiang Lin, 2017, “Effects of Bus Transit-Oriented Development (BTOD) on Single-Family Property Value in Seattle Metropolitan Area,” Urban Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098017729078
Jiang Lin, Gang He, and Alexandria Yuan, 2016, “Economic Rebalancing and Changing Electricity Demand in China,” the Electricity Journal 29 (2016), pp 48-54
Chen, Yidan, Jiang Lin, David Roland-Holst, Can Wang. “Declining renewable costs, emissions trading and economic growth: China’s energy system at the crossroad”