NHS hospitals are publishing their plans to achieve net zero: here's what it will actually take to get there

For the NHS to achieve net zero, it needs to sort out its supply chains and prioritise community health.

Sally Fowler Davis, Associate Professor in Organisation in Health and Care, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
April 22, 2022 ~7 min

At Climate Grand Challenges showcase event, an exploration of how to accelerate breakthrough solutions

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry calls the initiative “classic MIT.”

MIT News Office • mit
April 22, 2022 ~5 min

Is it possible to heal the damage we have already done to the Earth?

The Earth is a resilient planet, but people are altering it in ways that may take centuries to reverse.

Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University • conversation
April 18, 2022 ~6 min

Climate change will transform how we live, but these tech and policy experts see reason for optimism

Solutions already exist. What’s holding humanity back is the will to get past the status quo and embrace innovation.

Elisabeth Gilmore, Associate Professor of Climate Change, Technology and Policy, Carleton University • conversation
April 18, 2022 ~8 min

Developing electricity-powered, low-emissions alternatives to carbon-intensive industrial processes

The Center for Electrification and Decarbonization of Industry unites MIT climate researchers to create scalable clean energy solutions under one roof.

Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering • mit
April 14, 2022 ~9 min

Here's why UK tides are soon going to play a much bigger part in powering your home

A tidal energy expert explains why tidal power hasn’t delivered on its potential yet - and why that’s soon to change.

Simon Waldman, Lecturer in Renewable Energy, University of Hull • conversation
April 14, 2022 ~7 min

A new heat engine with no moving parts is as efficient as a steam turbine

The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid, researchers say.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 13, 2022 ~7 min

Engineers enlist AI to help scale up advanced solar cell manufacturing

Perovskite materials would be superior to silicon in PV cells, but manufacturing such cells at scale is a huge hurdle. Machine learning can help.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 13, 2022 ~9 min

Why UK's 'treasured free-market economy' will not achieve net zero

The new energy security strategy still doesn’t take energy efficiency seriously.

Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey • conversation
April 13, 2022 ~7 min

Electrifying homes to slow climate change: 4 essential reads

Many people want to know about practical suggestions to help slow climate change. Effective action starts at home.

Jennifer Weeks, Senior Environment + Energy Editor, The Conversation • conversation
April 11, 2022 ~8 min