Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris explains findings from Mobility of the Future report (InsideEPA)
Experts with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say efforts to decarbonize vehicles and reduce mobile source greenhouse gas emissions will depend on strengthening federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for gasoline-fueled vehicles and creating a low-carbon...
MIT symposium looks at the role of advances in storage, solar, nuclear, EVs and more in cutting greenhouse gas emissions
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office December 9, 2019
The generation of electricity is a huge contributor to the world’s emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases, producing some 25 percent globally. That’s because more than two-thirds of the world’s electricity is still being...
Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction targets while avoiding a steep carbon price (Power Engineering)
Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction goals while avoiding a steep added price, such as a tax, on emissions in the U.S..
To meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change—keeping global warming well below 2°C and ideally capping it at 1.5°C—humanity will ultimately need to achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. To date emissions reduction efforts have largely...
To meet the world’s growing demand for energy amid efforts to stabilize the global climate will require the deployment of low‑carbon energy sources on a massive scale. But mobilizing the financial resources, technological advances, public opinion and political resolve needed to move toward net...
Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative November 19, 2019
A'ndrea Elyse Messer
November 12, 2019
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Equilibrium climate sensitivity — how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide — may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists.