Biden's ambitious energy plan faces headwinds, but can move the US forward

Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can't block everything.

Scott L. Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

We want green energy jobs, say North Sea oil and gas workers – what they need to make the leap

A recent report found widespread support among North Sea oil and gas workers for a career in renewable energy.

Owen Douglas, Occasional Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin • conversation
Oct. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Why we should leave old oil rigs in the sea – and why we don't

Decommissioning offshore structures is expensive and environmentally damaging – so why is it illegal to leave them where they are?

Tom Baxter, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

Many Native American tribes are reporting high COVID-19 infection rates. State and federal agencies are impeding tribes' efforts to handle the pandemic themselves.

Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology; Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, Colorado State University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~10 min

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 16, 2020 ~10 min

The uncertain role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy

MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 16, 2019 ~9 min

MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~10 min

New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells

Techniques for observing concrete as it sets could facilitate the development of new cements.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 12, 2019 ~7 min

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 6, 2019 ~8 min

Solution for remotely monitoring oil wells wins MIT $100K

MIT startup Acoustic Wells earned the grand prize at the annual entrepreneurship competition.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
May 17, 2019 ~7 min

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