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Climate & Environment

Research focused on energy’s impact on climate and the environment and how the sector’s negative impacts on both can be mitigated

Clouds over the Arctic Ocean Credit: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

As a key focus of MIT's Plan for Action on Climate Change, climate and environmental research is also a focus at MITEI.

During the 2015 Paris climate talks, members of the MIT community reflected on global climate and energy challenges and solutions, and the potential for the summit to bring the world closer to a low-carbon energy future. We shared news and insights before, during, and after COP21.

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Student researchers lend their voices and ideas to Future of Nuclear study

Describe invaluable insights gained from the experience

Study: Adding power choices reduces cost and risk of carbon-free electricity

To curb greenhouse gas emissions, nations, states, and cities should aim for a mix of fuel-saving, flexible, and highly reliable sources.

The future of energy: An interview with Aurora Edington

Energy Fellow Aurora Edington discusses energy storage systems, grid optimization and policy's role in energy issues.

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