MIT joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

MIT has formally joined the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, a global partnership of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations working together with the goal of applying a price on carbon emissions, the predominant cause of climate change.

Emissions Trading in North America and Beyond

Against the backdrop of a recent U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership that emphasized the role of carbon trading in North American climate cooperation, MIT CEEPR convened a timely high-level event on the prospects for emissions trading and carbon market linkage in Canada and the United States.

Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?

On the heels of a historic climate agreement in Paris, a new study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives sheds light on the world’s ability to stop using fossil fuels. Its conclusion: fossil fuel consumption is likely to continue growing without clear and decisive global action to introduce an adequate price on greenhouse gas emissions and increase research and development spending toward clean energy technologies.

2015 Fall Research Workshop

Held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 19 and 20, the 2015 Fall Research Workshop brought together over 80 participants for a lively discussion of relevant issues in the broader energy and environmental policy arena.

In The News

May 1, 2016

University Energy Initiative Symposium

On April 29, 2016, CEEPR and the Alfred P. Sloan foundation convened a symposium for the leadership and management of major energy economics and policy research initiatives across the United States.

Apr 24, 2016

The E2e Project Awarded $5 Million Grant to Evaluate New Advanced Energy Monitoring System

The E2e Project is in the process of launching the largest demonstration and evaluation of an innovative energy monitoring system for industrial facilities.

Apr 15, 2016

Energy Scenarios: The Value and Limits of Scenario Analysis

Energy scenarios are a useful tool for industry experts, government officials, academic researchers and the general public to assist in policy-making, planning and investment decisions. Such...

Apr 8, 2016

OPEC vs U.S. Shale: Analyzing the Shift to a Market-share Strategy

In 2014, global oil supply overtook demand and the oil price started to decline. In its November 2014 meeting, OPEC decided not to reduce supply and prices fell further. In its December 2015...

Mar 12, 2016

The Impact of Uncertainty on Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms

Intermittent energy resources increase the volatility of energy supply as well as the associated market clearing prices, creating uncertainty around when the system will experience “scarcity”— the...

Jan 17, 2016

A Review of the Value of Aggregators in Electricity Systems

Electricity systems are currently facing significant changes as a result of the deployment of information and communication technologies (ICTs), power electronics, and distributed energy resources...

Oct 22, 2015

Evaluating Regulation Outcomes

On October 21, Richard Schmalensee, Professor and Dean Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management and former CEEPR Director, spoke at a seminar hosted by Resources for the Future in Washington,...

Oct 21, 2015

Ten years of the Renewable Fuel Standard

In October, a group of experts gathered at the Brookings Institute to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy to promote biofuels that was enacted ten years ago. Participants in the event...

Oct 15, 2015

Natural Gas Prices and Coal Displacement: Evidence from Electricity Markets

A recent CEEPR working paper uses data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Energy Information Administration (EIA) along with market models to provide an in depth look at the...


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