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MIT Climate Portal | Oct 19, 2023

MIT Joint Program Director Ronald Prinn joins MIT’s TILclimate podcast to discuss the past, present and future of how refrigerants affect our planet (MIT Climate Portal)

E3: Don't throw away your refrigerator

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Oct 06, 2023
MIT Joint Program presentations highlight multiple sustainability challenges and solutions

The preeminent conference for the advancement of Earth and space sciences, the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting draws more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries each year to share research findings and identify innovative solutions to complex problems. Organized around the...

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PNAS | Sep 26, 2023

Joint Program faculty affiliate Noelle Selin and co-authors highlight recent advances in modeling Earth/human systems dynamics to inform sustainable development (PNAS)

In The News
Washington Post | Sep 22, 2023

The ozone layer’s effect on our lives may be more complicated than it seems (Washington Post)

Almost half a century ago, scientists began to theorize that a certain class of chemicals — which were found in virtually every air conditioner, aerosol can and refrigerator around the world — had a particularly dangerous side effect. These...

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Report relies substantially on MIT Joint Program's U.S. Regional Energy Policy (USREP) model projections (U.S. EPA)

Electric Sector Emissions Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act Contact Us

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Washington Post | Sep 19, 2023

Overall, they're much less harmful than gasoline cars, says MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev (Washington Post)

Democracy Dies in Darkness


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MIT News | Sep 19, 2023
Climate policy alone cannot meaningfully reduce racial/economic disparities in air pollution exposure

Decarbonization of national economies will be key to achieving global net-zero emissions by 2050, a major stepping stone to the Paris Agreement’s long-term goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees Celsius (and ideally 1.5°C), and thereby averting the worst consequences of climate...

Around Campus
MIT News | Sep 15, 2023

The Clean Investment Monitor database, a new collaboration between MIT CEEPR and the Rhodium Group, shows $213 billion in clean technology and infrastructure investments in the last year (MIT News) (Coverage: New York Times)

Investments in new technologies and infrastucture that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions — everything from electric vehicles to heat pumps — are growing rapidly in the United States. Now, a new database enables these investments to be comprehensively monitored in real-time, thereby helping to...

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MIT Climate Portal | Sep 14, 2023

Today's battery electric vehicles are cheaper than hydrogen-powered ones, and they also need less new infrastructure (MIT Climate Portal)


Why have electric vehicles won out over hydrogen cars (so far)?

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Today's battery electric vehicles are cheaper than hydrogen-powered ones, and they also need less new infrastructure.


September 11, 2023

In The News
The New Times | Sep 13, 2023

Former MIT EAPS PhD student Jimmy Gasore developed Africa's only AGAGE atmospheric gases monitoring station (The New Times)

Kagame appoints atmospheric scientist Gasore as new Infrastructure Minister