Featuring MIT Energy Initiative Senior Engineer/ Joint Program Affiliate Howard Herzog
This season, we’ve talked about alternative energy sources that don’t emit carbon dioxide -- but what if there was a way to continue using fossil fuels for energy without emitting CO2 into the atmosphere? In this episode of TILclimate (Today I Learned Climate), Dr. Howard Herzog and Professor...
The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with the global Covid-19 pandemic complicating an already challenging transition toward a low-carbon future. One of the key elements in addressing both the current pandemic and climate change is with forward-looking collaborations in...
With COVID-19, as with climate, we need to explore a variety of possible futures in order to set policy
Between us, we have more than a century of experience in climate research, literature assessment, and scholarly support for domestic and international efforts to respond to environmental challenges. We have learned the value of rigorous scientific research, even when it challenges conventional...
Decrease in clean energy investment could exacerbate health crisis
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- While the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced air pollution in the U.S., the longer-term impact on the environment is unclear.
New World Bank book reviewed by MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev presents climate strategies for fossil-fuel dependent countries
Countries’ attempts to tackle climate change will depend on their circumstances and capabilities. Among the most challenging, will be how fossil fuel–dependent countries (FFDCs) do so, given their economies are the
Today Russia’s economy depends heavily upon its abundant fossil fuel resources. Russia is one of the world’s largest exporters of fossil fuels, and a number of its key exporting industries—including metals, chemicals and fertilizers—draw on fossil resources. The nation also consumes fossil fuels...
MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev helps decision-makers meet aggressive decarbonization goals (MIT Industrial Liaison Program)
The world has to decarbonize. “There is no question,” says Sergey Paltsev, deputy director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, senior research scientist at MIT Energy Initiative, and director of the Energy at Scale Center. What is currently debated...
The fuel may appear to be in terminal decline, but it remains the focus of Great Power competition, suggesting it is not dead yet (Petroleum Economist)
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MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office June 17, 2020
Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly drier in coming decades, potentially seeing 40 percent less precipitation during the winter rainy season.
From transportation to farming to home heating to plastics, much of modern life is run on oil. But in April, when demand fell so sharply that the price of oil went negative for the first time in history, many wondered about the future of this ubiquitous commodity.