March 29, 2023

Your electric bill shouldn’t be so high. Here’s how to fix it.

State law requires Massachusetts to cut greenhouse gas emissions relative to 1990 levels by 50 percent by 2030 and by 85 percent by 2050. But how we price electricity is making this effort to address climate change harder. In an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe, Professor Christopher Knittel discusses the enormous effect of Massachusetts' flawed electricity pricing system on incentives to electrify - and suggests a better way to price electricity.

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March 23, 2023

An Education in Climate Change

A multidisciplinary climate change curriculum for high schools, developed at MIT, aims to engage and mobilize teachers and students. In an article on MIT News, CEEPR Director Christopher Knittel and Aisling O'Grady talk about the motivation behind the MIT CATE program, the curriculum development process, and future aims and goals.

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March 6, 2023

For Teachers & High School Students: Climate Action and Education Conference on April 1, 2023

CATE welcomes high school students, K-12 teachers, and select MIT students to register for the Climate Education and Action Conference on April 1st. The event will offer an exclusive look at CATE's interdisciplinary high school climate curriculum. Local climate, energy, and education groups will also host workshops covering: decarbonizing K-12 schools, climate education resources, student activism, and energy resilience. Register here.

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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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