May 24, 2022

Climate worries galvanize a new pro-nuclear movement in the U.S.

As states race to keep plants open, California becomes a test case of how much the tide has shifted. An article on the Washington Post delves into the current debate and includes comments by MIT CEEPR Associate Director John Parsons.

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May 16, 2022

The Future of Energy Storage

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has just released a significant new research report, The Future of Energy Storage—the culmination of a three-year study exploring the long-term outlook and recommendations for energy storage technology and policy. The report discusses the role that energy storage can play in fighting climate change and in the global adoption of clean energy grids.

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March 7, 2022

What Europe can learn from the 1970s oil crisis: Don’t fear high prices

In an article on Quartz.com, CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel discusses lessons learned from the 1970s and how it can apply today - the US experience being proof that rapid change is possible in the energy system when national security demands it.

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The Roosevelt Project

The Roosevelt Project takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the transitional challenges associated with progress toward a deeply decarbonized U.S. economy. The project aims to chart a path forward through the transition that minimizes worker and community dislocations and enables at-risk communities to sustain employment levels by taking advantage of the economic opportunities present for regional economic development.

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The CATE Project

The Climate Action Through Education Project aims to develop a science-based climate curriculum for U.S high school students, placing particular emphasis on reaching populations who are underserved and on countering climate denial messages. The curriculum will inform students about the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change, while equipping them with the knowledge and sense of agency to contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation.

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The E2e Project

Through an interdisciplinary approach to the so-called ‘energy efficiency gap’, the E2e Project seeks to evaluate and strengthen policies and incentives for improved energy efficiency. Proven research designs used to achieve these aims include randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental designs, with data and customer access provided through formal partnerships with private-sector companies.

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