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...
MIT’s Janelle Knox-Hayes studies the cultural issues behind climate policy
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office December 17, 2017
We have one planet, and many plans to keep it from getting too hot. Consider: There are more than 60 different greenhouse gas emissions pricing systems being used by countries and regions around the world, all intended to reduce the...
Two-day summit on climate leadership in northeastern North America draws almost 200 to MIT
Catherine Curro Caruso | MIT News correspondent December 12, 2017
Nine of the ten biggest blackouts in U.S. history were caused by hurricanes, whose sustained winds knocked out power lines over broad geographical areas. Topping the list is Hurricane Maria, which in October disabled the electric grid in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, leaving the...
At an Environmental Solutions Initiative event, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaks about defending science and moving forward on climate action
Stephanie M. McPherson | Environmental Solutions Initiative November 22, 2017
United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke at MIT on Nov. 20 about efforts to deny the legitimacy of climate science and how such misinformation can be combated.