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...
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.
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)
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MIT Joint Program research assistant Erin Smith discussed the role of economics and policy in scaling up low-carbon energy technologies
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Local infrastructure should be designed based on more recent storm data, says Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek (MetroWest Daily News)
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...
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
MIT Joint Program Co-Director John Reilly highlights constraints on batteries in an intermittent renewable-dominated power sector (pv magazine) (Additional coverage: pv magazine)
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...
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,...