Joint Program In the News

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In The News
Washington Post | May 25, 2017
MIT Joint Program-affiliated Professor Susan Solomon (EAPS) co-authors study in Nature Scientific Reports

Researchers published a scientific paper that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt about climate change. Related Link: Popular Science...

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Commentary
The Hill | May 22, 2017
Valerie Karplus, asst. prof. of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MIT Joint Program researcher, comments in The Hill.
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The Energy Collective | May 18, 2017
MIT Joint Program research has "demonstrated that even a modest attempt to mitigate emissions could profoundly affect the risk profile for equilibrium surface temperature"

A forthcoming book by MIT Joint Program sponsor representative David Hone,  Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemmadraws on...

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Around Campus
MIT News | May 15, 2017
Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study shows

Study co-authored by Joint Program affiliate Paul O'Gorman shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3-15%, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms. Additional Coverage: Eco-...

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ClimateWire | May 11, 2017
ClimateWire: MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek comments on the need for flexibility in water-sharing agreements in the Nile basin
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Around Campus
J-WAFS | May 09, 2017
MIT Joint Program-affiliated researcher Collette Heald is leading an effort to better understand the relationship between air pollution and agriculture
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Around Campus
MIT News | May 08, 2017
Campus energy “dashboard” will provide detailed information to Institute’s faculty, staff, and students

The rollout of this central data “dashboard,” called Energize_MIT, is the latest in a series of steps implementing the goals and commitments set out in MIT’s 2015 Plan for Action on Climate Change, which draws on MIT Joint Program expertise. 

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Around Campus
MIT News | May 03, 2017
Associate Professor Paul O'Gorman, an MIT Joint Program-affiliated researcher, describes three questions climate scientists recently suggested should frame the future of climate research
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Around Campus
MIT News | May 02, 2017
Joint Program researcher Valerie Karplus awarded grant for project focusing on the response of industrial firms to energy-efficiency policies

Using detailed data from firms in China, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Karplus will investigate what characteristics of firms determine how policy affects production costs and firm competitiveness. Earlier seed grant led to U.S. EPA funding for Noelle Selin and Susan Solomon's project...

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OurEnergyPolicy.org | May 01, 2017
OurEnergyPolicy.org features online discussion based on MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris's Energy Journal paper "Hedging Strategies: Electricity Investment Decisions under Policy Uncertainty." 

1. Is it appropriate for investors to hedge against market exposure by placing capital into technologies that result in cleaner burning fossil generation?

2. Will private and public investors accept the risk and continue on a path of cheap fossil fuels, or increase holdings toward the 20-...

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