Research

Investigating carbon emissions in China

Can new policies curtail their growth?

Valerie Karplus and Xiliang Zhang, from Carbon emissions in China, Energy Futures Spring 2015Credit: Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project

To meet its new 2030 targets, China will need to take aggressive steps, including introducing a nationwide price on carbon emissions as well as preparing for the safe and efficient deployment of nuclear and renewable energy at large scale.

Valerie Karplus, assistant professor



Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor Xiliang Zhang of Tsinghua University are using a novel model to investigate the impacts of China’s energy and climate policies on the country’s future energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, and economic activity.


Research Team

Xiliang Zhang Tsinghua University