Richard K. Lester

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology







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Articles & Papers

Recent articles and papers (selected)

“The Energy Question”, in Nuclear Engineering International, January 2013.

M.J. Driscoll, R.K.Lester, K.G.Jensen, B.W.Arnold, P.N.Swift, and P.V.Brady., “Technology and Policy Aspects of Deep Borehole Nuclear Waste Disposal,” Nuclear Technology, October 2012, p. 111-121.

Richard K. Lester, “America's Energy Innovation Problem (and How to Fix It)”, Industrial Performance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 2009.

Richard K. Lester and Ashley Finan, “Quantifying the Impact of Proposed Carbon Emission Reductions on the U.S. Energy Infrastructure”, Energy Innovation Project Working Paper EIP-09-006, Industrial Performance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 2009

Richard K. Lester and Robert Rosner, “Nuclear Power: Drivers and Constraints,” Daedalus, Fall 2009.

Richard K. Lester, “An Innovation Strategy for the Downturn”, 2008 Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, John Adams Innovation Institute, February 2009.

Edward Steinfeld, Richard K. Lester, and Edward Cunningham, “Greener Plants, Grayer Skies,” Energy Policy, May 2009

Edward Steinfeld, Richard Lester, and Edward Cunningham, “What the Sulfur Tells Us”, China Economic Quarterly, September 2008, p. 26-30

Steven Ansolabehere, John Deutch, Richard Lester et al, “The Future of Coal: Options for A Carbon Constrained World”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Report of the MIT Study Group, 2007

Richard K. Lester, “New Nukes”, Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 2006, p.39-46.

Richard K. Lester, “Universities, Innovation, and the Competitiveness of Local Economies”, Industrial Performance Center Working Paper 05-010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, December 2005.

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