Susan Solomon earns Killian Award, MIT’s highest faculty honor

Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 13, 2020 ~7 min

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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

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Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected

Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 17, 2020 ~9 min

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3 Questions: Emre Gençer on the evolving role of hydrogen in the energy system

With support from renewable energy sources, the MIT research scientist says, we can consider hydrogen fuel as a tool for decarbonization.

Nafisa Syed | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
March 5, 2020 ~8 min

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New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2020 ~9 min

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Decarbonizing the making of consumer products

Researchers are devising new methods of synthesizing chemicals used in goods from clothing, detergents, and antifreeze to pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~15 min

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Study: State-level adoption of renewable energy standards saves money and lives

MIT researchers review renewable energy and carbon pricing policies as states consider repealing or relaxing renewable portfolio standards.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Jan. 22, 2020 ~13 min

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Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Jan. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Pathways to a low-carbon future

A new study looks at how the global energy mix could change over the next 20 years.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Jan. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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