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
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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
CHARLIE WOLFSON · DECEMBER 20, 2019 · MITEI
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,...
Joint Program Research Scientist Jennifer Morris explains findings from Mobility of the Future report (InsideEPA)
Experts with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say efforts to decarbonize vehicles and reduce mobile source greenhouse gas emissions will depend on strengthening federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for gasoline-fueled vehicles and creating a low-carbon...
MIT symposium looks at the role of advances in storage, solar, nuclear, EVs and more in cutting greenhouse gas emissions
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office December 9, 2019
The generation of electricity is a huge contributor to the world’s emissions of climate-altering greenhouse gases, producing some 25 percent globally. That’s because more than two-thirds of the world’s electricity is still being...
Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction targets while avoiding a steep carbon price (Power Engineering)
Keeping nuclear power vital may be the best way to reach aggressive carbon reduction goals while avoiding a steep added price, such as a tax, on emissions in the U.S..