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2016 Best 40 Under 40 Professors

Valerie Karplus, Sloan School of Management 

Poets and Quants recognizes Karplus for achievements in research and education. More...


Has China's coal use peaked? Here's how to read the tea leaves

Many of the forces that led coal use to slow down in recent years are here to stay, but uncertainties abound 

Valerie Karplus' latest post in The Conversation. More...


China’s Thirteenth Five-Year Plan Paves the Way for a CO2 Emissions Peak

World’s top CO2 emitter on track to reach key climate goal by 2030 

Valerie Karplus' latest post on ChinaFAQs blog. More...

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Why spending - not saving - will help make China greener

A new stud - co-written by an MIT professor and scholars at the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, at Tsinghua University in Beijing - shows that China's newly announced plans to cap and trade carbon can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions signifi cantly without hobbling economic growth at all. Learn more here...

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Study: China’s new policies will lower CO2 emissions faster, without preventing economic growth

On February 9th, CECP researchers were featured on the MIT homepage for a new study in Energy Economics analyzing the impact of new policies in China on the country's energy system and carbon emissions. Learn more here...

Introducing the China Energy and Climate Project

Multi-disciplinary research effort to develop new tools for tough questions

Multiple forecasts suggest that rapidly developing nations such as China will be responsible for most of the growth in carbon dioxide emissions over the next 50 years. This expectation is the driving force behind the formation of a new project involving researchers from MIT and China, known as the China Energy and Climate Project (CECP), which officially launched in October of 2011.

The CECP is an alliance between the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At MIT, the CECP is associated with and supported by the MIT Energy InitiativeThe goal of the CECP is to analyze the impact of existing and proposed energy and climate policies in China on technology, energy use, the environment and economic welfare by applying — and, where necessary, developing — both quantitative and qualitative analysis tools. Read more.

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