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The Hill | May 22, 2017

Valerie Karplus, asst. prof. of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MIT Joint Program researcher, comments in The Hill.

The election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France may have created an unlikely set of beneficiaries: U.S. climate scientists and clean energy innovators. A video produced early in Macron’s campaign has gained new steam since his election earlier this month and is being shared...

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The Energy Collective | May 18, 2017

MIT Joint Program research has "demonstrated that even a modest attempt to mitigate emissions could profoundly affect the risk profile for equilibrium surface temperature"

A forthcoming book by MIT Joint Program sponsor representative David Hone,  Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma, draws on MIT Joint Program...
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MIT News | May 15, 2017

Intensification of extreme rainfall varies from region to region, study shows

Study co-authored by Joint Program affiliate Paul O'Gorman shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3-15%, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms. Additional Coverage: Eco-Business...
News Release • China Energy & Climate Project
MIT News | May 15, 2017
How combining climate policy and vehicle emissions standards could pack a one-two punch

A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year—roughly 4,000 a day—from heart, lung and stroke disorders due to poor air quality. Most of the nation’s lethal air pollution, including headline-grabbing toxins such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ground-level...

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ClimateWire | May 11, 2017

ClimateWire: MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Kenneth Strzepek comments on the need for flexibility in water-sharing agreements in the Nile basin

Kavya Balaraman, E&E News reporter

Published: Friday, May 5, 2017

Climate change could play a role in exacerbating water conflict in Africa, likely worsening geopolitical wrangling over issues like the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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J-WAFS | May 09, 2017

MIT Joint Program-affiliated researcher Collette Heald is leading an effort to better understand the relationship between air pollution and agriculture

Agriculture and air pollution are in close and complex relationship to one another.  While agriculture contributes significantly to air pollution – emitting fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste as well as carbon from fossil fuels – air pollution can also significantly (and...

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MIT News | May 08, 2017

Campus energy “dashboard” will provide detailed information to Institute’s faculty, staff, and students

The rollout of this central data “dashboard,” called Energize_MIT, is the latest in a series of steps implementing the goals and commitments set out in MIT’s 2015 Plan for Action on Climate Change, which draws on MIT Joint Program expertise. 
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MIT News | May 03, 2017

Associate Professor Paul O'Gorman, an MIT Joint Program-affiliated researcher, describes three questions climate scientists recently suggested should frame the future of climate research

Lauren Hinkel | Climate@MIT  May 3, 2017

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MIT News | May 02, 2017

Joint Program researcher Valerie Karplus awarded grant for project focusing on the response of industrial firms to energy-efficiency policies

Using detailed data from firms in China, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Karplus will investigate what characteristics of firms determine how policy affects production costs and firm competitiveness. Earlier seed grant led to U.S. EPA funding for Noelle Selin and Susan Solomon's project...
In The News | May 01, 2017 features online discussion based on MIT Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris's Energy Journal paper "Hedging Strategies: Electricity Investment Decisions under Policy Uncertainty." 

1. Is it appropriate for investors to hedge against market exposure by placing capital into technologies that result in cleaner burning fossil generation? 2. Will private and public investors accept the risk and continue on a path of cheap fossil fuels, or increase holdings toward the 20-30 percent...