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News Brief
Jan 11, 2018
Joint Program projects advance water and food security

Over the past three years, J-WAFS seed funding has catalyzed a diverse portfolio of MIT research relevant to water and food—spanning fundamental science, engineering and technology, supply chains, big data, business models, development efforts, economics, urban design and infrastructure, and...

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MIT News | Jan 11, 2018
Analytical method could enable more accurate energy scenarios

When global oil prices declined dramatically in 2014 and 2015, leading energy analysts expected that oil production in the United States—consisting primarily of “tight oil” extracted from rock formations by means of massive hydraulic fracturing—would likewise decrease due to relatively high...

In The News
BBC World Service | Dec 27, 2017

MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek shares expertise in BBC World Service Newsday interview, starting at 31:12

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Around Campus
MIT News | Dec 27, 2017

Research shows the Clean Air Act was likely responsible for a dramatic decline in atmospheric organic aerosol

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  December 25, 2017

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In The News
Energy Futures | Dec 21, 2017

MIT Energy Futures: Why including non-carbon options is key

An analysis by MIT researchers shows that when electric power companies are planning to invest in new generating facilities but face the possibility of future limits on carbon emissions, they can reduce their long-term economic risk by having at least 20% of the new generation come from non-carbon...
News Release
Study's co-authors, including MIT Joint Program-affiliated research scientist Stephanie Dutkiewicz, argue that ecosystem models should account for the diversity of diatoms to better predict the fate of these micro-algae and their role in the biological carbon pump of tomorrow's ocean

Helen Hill | EAPS News

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A review article involving Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Oliver Jahn suggests the diatoms have more diverse roles in carbon cycling than previously understood.

In The News
Grist | Dec 21, 2017

Grist commentary cites Joint Program research assistant Emil Dimantchev's analysis of China's new carbon emissions trading system (Additional Coverage:

By Eric Holthaus on Dec 21, 2017 

This week, China announced it has launched a nationwide carbon-trading market, with the intent of slowing down its growing climate footprint and capping its emissions as soon as possible.

News Release
Dec 21, 2017
MIT Joint Program workshop highlights pathways toward sustainable water resources

Critical to our ability to survive and thrive for generations to come is ongoing access to adequate supplies of clean, fresh water. For the foreseeable future, significant freshwater withdrawals will be needed for irrigation, thermal power plant cooling, and myriad industrial and residential...

News Brief
Dec 20, 2017
Valerie Karplus contributes to special issue of Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy focused on China’s emerging national carbon emissions trading system

On Tuesday, December 19, China announced its plans to launch a national carbon emissions trading system that initially covers the nation's power sector, with the goal of incenting power companies to reduce carbon emissions.  

Around Campus
MIT News | Dec 18, 2017

MIT researchers focus on empathy, transparency, and empowerment at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative  December 18, 2017

At this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), delegates from around the world worked on strategies to accelerate progress toward the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement — with or without the continued official...