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Target Coal or Carbon?

Analyzing coal and energy caps as carbon policy instruments for China

Study shows the value of China’s decision to focus on controlling carbon emissions through a cap-and-trade system. More...

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Towards a Political Economy Framework for Wind Power 

Does China break the mold?

Study explores non-technical challenges of introducing and scaling wind power within an electricity system. More...

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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...

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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