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Assessing climate impacts of energy technologies

A new accounting of methane’s role

Morgan Edwards and Jessika Trancik, from Assessing climate impacts of energy technologies, Energy Futures, Autumn 2014Credit: Justin Knight

[O]ur findings point to the importance of mitigating methane emissions in addition to CO₂ emissions.

Jessika Trancik, assistant professor



Jessika Trancik and Morgan Edwards of engineering systems have formulated new methods of calculating the future climate impacts of energy technologies that more accurately account for the role played by methane—an approach that reduces the predicted long-term benefits of certain methane-emitting technologies.


Research Team

Morgan Edwards Engineering Systems

This research was supported in part by the MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund