Decarbonize and diversify

How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases russia emissions research technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

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

Tags: finance sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research special-events-and-guest-speakers sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas

Taking the carbon out of construction with engineered wood

Substituting lumber for materials such as cement and steel could cut building emissions and costs.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Dec. 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy environment climate economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research materials-science-and-engineering joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change building cement

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

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative oil-and-gas

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air.

David Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 24, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change carbon carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering

Greener and fairer: Balancing pollution, energy prices, and household income

New research looks at how environmental taxes can work for everyone, in Spain and beyond.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Sept. 25, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy environment economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 29, 2019 ~15 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy carbon-emissions carbon carbon-dioxide carbon-sequestration graduate research students batteries mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering faculty mit-energy-initiative-mitei postdoctoral

Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment china economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
April 8, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry sustainability climate-change energy pollution carbon-dioxide global-warming emissions research school-of-engineering school-of-science materials-science-and-engineering dmse chemical-engineering alternative-energy

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