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News Brief • China Energy & Climate Project
Apr 14, 2017
Joint Program/MIT Energy Initiative researchers co-author two chapters in new UNU-WIDER book

Two researchers with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and MIT Energy Initiative—Sloan School of Management Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus and Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) graduate student Michael Davidson—have co-authored chapters in the...

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News Release
Apr 14, 2017
MIT Joint Program to support study through global economic and policy modeling

As detailed in a new MIT News article, the MIT Energy initiative’s (MITEI) “Mobility of the Future” study aims to determine how developments in technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy and consumer preference will impact the transportation sector.

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News Release
MIT News | Apr 13, 2017
Why it’s prudent to invest in carbon-free electricity now

With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Chief among those policies is the Clean Power Plan, which targets coal and natural gas-fired...

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Around Campus

MIT News

April 12, 2017

EAPS congratulates Kerry A. Emanuel, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Co-Director of the Lorenz Center, on his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Read this story at MIT News

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In The News

Study showed long-lasting health, economic impacts of lead emissions from U.S. general aviation flights

Paper: Philip J. Wolfe, Amanda Giang, Akshay Ashok, Noelle E. Selin, and ...
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In The News
AAAS | Apr 05, 2017

MIT Joint Program researcher helps bring scientific evidence into public decision-making

Early in her career, Noelle Selin realized the need to be involved in both science and policy. As an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Selin studies toxic air pollutants and how these emissions affect humans and the environment. In the policy arena, she is a...

In The News
New Yorker | Mar 30, 2017
The President’s latest executive order would scrap regulations critical to addressing climate change. But would it also, as he promises, put miners “back to work”? John Reilly and Noelle Selin comment on the latest developments.
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News Release
Mar 28, 2017
Study projects vast regional differences in forest productivity, migration and wildfire impacts

Accounting for nearly one-third of the global land surface, forests help regulate the climate and protect watersheds while providing consumer products and outdoor experiences that enhance the quality of life. Climate change will inevitably influence forests’ ability to deliver these services,...

In The News
The Atlantic | Mar 24, 2017

Air quality in Beijing has a lot to do with snowstorms in Siberia. MIT EAPS/IDSS Associate Professor and Joint Program researcher Noelle Selin comments.

When smog gets bad, the air becomes more than a coolness on your skin or a haze on the horizon. When smog gets bad, you can taste it.

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Around Campus
MIT News | Mar 24, 2017
North Carolina solar farm is up and running, significantly offsetting Institute’s carbon emissions--and advancing MIT's Plan for Action on Climate Change, which draws on MIT Joint Program expertise

More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will not only offset...

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