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News Brief
Dec 11, 2019
MIT Joint Program researchers explore science and policy implications at BU workshop

On December 3 and 4, Boston University convened a workshop exploring how synthetic biology—the engineering of genetic “circuits” in living cells and organisms to enable them to perform specified tasks—can help address climate change. Participants, who included thought leaders in science,...

In The News
InsideEPA | Dec 10, 2019

Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris explains findings from Mobility of the Future report (InsideEPA)

Experts with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say efforts to decarbonize vehicles and reduce mobile source greenhouse gas emissions will depend on strengthening federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for gasoline-fueled vehicles and creating a low-carbon...

MIT News | Dec 10, 2019

MIT symposium looks at the role of advances in storage, solar, nuclear, EVs and more in cutting greenhouse gas emissions

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office December 9, 2019

The generation of electricity is a huge contributor to the world’s emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases, producing some 25 percent globally. That’s because more than two-thirds of the world’s electricity is still being...

In The News
Power Engineering | Dec 06, 2019

Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction targets while avoiding a steep carbon price (Power Engineering)

Rod Walton12.5.19

Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction goals while avoiding a steep added price, such as a tax, on emissions in the U.S..

In The News
Energy Futures | Dec 04, 2019

State-level adoption saves money and lives (Energy Futures)


In The News
Energy Futures | Dec 04, 2019

Good news, some concerns (Energy Futures)


News Release
MIT News | Dec 02, 2019
Engineered wood could cut building emissions and costs

To meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change—keeping global warming well below 2°C and ideally capping it at 1.5°C—humanity will ultimately need to achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. To date emissions reduction efforts have largely...

Utility Dive | Dec 02, 2019

Deep decarbonization requires nuclear, says Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly (Utility Dive)

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News Release
Nov 26, 2019
MIT Joint Program workshop explores challenges and opportunities of scaling up low-carbon energy

To meet the world’s growing demand for energy amid efforts to stabilize the global climate will require the deployment of low‑carbon energy sources on a massive scale. But mobilizing the financial resources, technological advances, public opinion and political resolve needed to move toward net...

News Release
MIT Energy Initiative | Nov 19, 2019

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets (Coverage: WBUR, Technology Review, E&E News, Smart Cities Dive, Forbes)

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative November 19, 2019