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...
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...
MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek shares expertise in BBC World Service Newsday interview, starting at 31:12
Photo: Rendering of GERD (Photo courtesy of International Rivers)
MIT Energy Futures: Why including non-carbon options is key
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.
Grist commentary cites Joint Program research assistant Emil Dimantchev's analysis of China's new carbon emissions trading system (Additional Coverage: Salon.com)
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.
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...
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.
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...