Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast – here’s how
The Conversation · April 7, 2021
Jessika Trancik (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) explores how government policies can help spark innovation in solar, wind and battery markets, helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Lithium battery costs have fallen by 98% in three decades
The Economist · March 31, 2021
The price of lithium-ion batteries has dropped significantly since 1991, according to a new analysis by Jessika Trancik (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) and others. The analysis shows the drop parallels similar improvements in solar and wind energy technologies and that further steep declines could be possible.
Want More Electric Cars? First We Need More Places To Charge Them
WBUR · February 1, 2021
A study by Jessika Trancik (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) and others measures which kinds of infrastructure improvements could lead to wider adoption of electric vehicles. One key finding is that installing charging stations on residential streets and along highways will greatly increase the potential for vehicle electrification.