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3 Questions
Jan 01, 2012

3 Questions with John Reilly


Q: What is the concept behind “green growth” and related ideas--are green growth policies effective?


LA Times | Dec 21, 2011
By Dean Kuipers Finally, some sanity regarding smokestack emissions. After decades of political squabbling, on Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...
MIT News | Dec 21, 2011
As the world’s population continues to expand, our natural resources will become increasingly strained. In an effort to find sustainable solutions for the planet’s growing population while minimizing environmental impacts, MIT’s Environmental Research Council (ERC) has put forward a detailed...
Dec 13, 2011

This talk will describe the tremendous potential benefits of shale gas and the environmental challenges posed by shale gas production. John Deutch will review the work of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Shale Gas Subcommittee, which he chaired, including the recommendations, the reasons...

electric grid
MIT News | Dec 05, 2011
MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.     Over the next two decades, the U.S. electric grid will face unprecedented technological challenges stemming from the growth of distributed and intermittent...
Nov 30, 2011

Panel discussion on the impact of climate change on agriculture and the food we eat.

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Associated Press | Nov 21, 2011
AP, Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON (AP) — Heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are building up so high, so fast, that some scientists now think the world can no longer limit global warming to the level world leaders have agreed upon as safe. New figures from the U.N. weather agency Monday...
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LA Times | Nov 18, 2011
LA Times, Dean Kuipers Several readers pointed out an omission in last week's post about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s release of its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, which...
MIT News | Oct 27, 2011
There are many sources that can make a contribution to our energy supply, but likely not at a major scale in the near future. Beyond wind and solar power, a variety of carbon-free sources of energy — notably biofuels, geothermal energy and advanced nuclear power — are seen as possible ways of...
MIT News | Oct 25, 2011
How far can wind power go toward reducing global carbon emissions from electricity production? With the world’s energy needs growing rapidly, can zero-carbon energy options be scaled up enough to make a significant difference? How much of a dent can these alternatives make in the world’s total...