Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Two researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change—Institute for Data, Systems and Society graduate student Michael Davidson and Sloan School of Management Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus—and Fredrich Kahrl of Energy and Environmental Economics Inc. have published a new working paper detailing political economy challenges of introducing and scaling wind power within an electricity system, with a focus on China.
The paper is part of a project, The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions, for the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), which provides economic analysis and policy advice aimed at promoting global sustainable and equitable development. The project seeks to improve understanding of how political economic factors impact clean energy transitions. The research was supported, in part, by sponsors of the MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project (CECP), a project of the MIT Joint Program.
Photo: Windmills in Turpan, China (Source: randomix)