Commentary

Making China's Economic Transition Work for Global Climate and the Local Environment

"The question now is whether or not—and how—China can achieve further progress on climate change while advancing its own development goals."

The Joint Program's Valerie Karplus and Michael Davidson offer their perspective in ChinaFAQs. More...

In the News

How China Can Stop Wasting Wind Energy

Faster electricity market reform is needed to harness more wind and speed up a shift from coal, two experts tell chinadialogue

MIT Joint Program's Michael Davidson and Tsinghua University's Ning Zhang on China's wind integration challenges. More...

News Release

Winds of Change?

Study: China could go big on wind power — if it adjusts its grid operations

Tsinghua-MIT paper in Nature Energy shows that through strategic deployment of turbines, wind power could provide 26 percent of China’s projected electricity demand by 2030. More...

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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...

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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