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

Tags: solar policy emissions research government renewable-energy wind school-of-engineering school-of-science idss mit-energy-initiative eaps alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: internet-of-things data profile research wireless school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology faculty idss laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids mobile-devices

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

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy solar economics policy greenhouse-gases emissions research renewable-energy technology-and-society idss mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy oil-and-gas esi

Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: africa funding agriculture economics food data research school-of-engineering collaboration idss

Building a community for statistics and data science at MIT and beyond

Third annual MIT Statistics and Data Science conference gathers a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: economics statistics data research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs special-events-and-guest-speakers school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences algorithms idss mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

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