Policy & Economics

Research on the economics and policy of energy supply, trading, delivery and consumption

MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Valerie Karplus discusses implications of China’s climate and energy policies at an MIT Club of France event during COP21 in Paris. Credit: Emily Dahl / MIT Energy Initiative




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.

Podcast: Firm low-carbon energy resources

Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda of MIT discuss what the future looks like for reducing CO2 emissions in electricity

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.