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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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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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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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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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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...

In The News | May 01, 2017 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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MIT News | Apr 28, 2017
At MIT, former Congressman Bob Inglis speaks about climate and free enterprise

Inglis made the case for a “tax swap”: implementing a tax on carbon while offsetting its revenues with a reduction in income or payroll taxes. This way, Inglis said, the U.S. can unleash a wave of clean energy innovation, driving down planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions without harming...

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MIT News | Apr 24, 2017
Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows
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University of Bristol | Apr 18, 2017
New study in PNAS co-authored by MIT Joint Program Co-Director Ronald Prinn pinpoints possible cause of a sudden, unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane in 2007