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News Release
MIT Energy Initiative | Jan 06, 2020

MIT participants discuss their COP25 impressions and projects

Credit: Suzanne Greene

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News Release
MIT News | Jan 06, 2020
How the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years

When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk their talk. A case in point is the Paris Agreement initiated four years ago. Nearly 200 signatory nations submitted voluntary pledges to cut their contribution to the world’s greenhouse gas...

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Around Campus

Climate change is a global threat, but solutions involve a superhuman level of sacrifice and awareness, says MIT Sloan’s Christopher Knittel

Climate change: Most of the world agrees it’s a danger, but how do we conquer it? What’s holding us back? Christopher Knittel, professor of applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, laid out five of the biggest challenges in a recent interview.

Commentary
The Hill | Dec 21, 2019

In aftermath of COP25, MIT Joint Program Founding Co-Director Emeritus Henry Jacoby and co-authors call for heightened efforts to inform the public of what's at stake in the climate crisis (The Hill)

BY RICHARD RICHELS, GARY YOHE AND HENRY D. JACOBY, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 12/20/19 12:00 PM EST  430

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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News Release
MIT Energy Initiative | Dec 21, 2019

MIT Joint Program research assistant Erin Smith discussed the role of economics and policy in scaling up low-carbon energy technologies

CHARLIE WOLFSON    ·    DECEMBER 20, 2019    ·     MITEI

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In The News
MetroWest Daily News | Dec 19, 2019

Local infrastructure should be designed based on more recent storm data, says Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek (MetroWest Daily News)

Aging dams in MetroWest and the Milford area a budget burden, pose danger

STORY BY JEANNETTE HINKLE

A group of people who live up and downstream of the South Natick dam stood in a loose circle, yards from where the Charles River pours over the dam’s spillway.

It was early November...

Dec 18, 2019

Chevron Fellow and Senior Technical Advisor for Climate Change Arthur Lee interviews MIT Joint Program Deputy Director Sergey Paltsev at the COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid

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Commentary
pv magazine | Dec 12, 2019

MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly highlights constraints on batteries in an intermittent renewable-dominated power sector (pv magazine)  (Additional coverage: pv magazine)

MIT responds: batteries are critical to the future electric grid, but they have their limits

Recognizing their critical role in the future grid, MIT still sees limits to batteries in an intermittent renewable-dominated power sector. In this op-ed, John Reilly, co-director of the MIT Joint...

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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,...

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