Climate change goals and oil production are clashing in the U.S.
National Geographic · July 19, 2021
Sergey Paltsev, deputy director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, emphasizes the importance of reaching net-zero emissions as fast as possible. “By pushing natural gas—which is indeed cleaner than coal, but it’s still a fossil fuel that releases a lot of CO2 and more importantly, a lot of methane—we are actually hurting renewables,” says Paltsev.
Carbon capture and storage are key to achieving climate goals.
Renewables and the Russian economy
PV Magazine · September 8, 2020
Sergey Paltsev (MITEI, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change) explains how energy-exporting countries like Russia can diversify their economies and stimulate economic growth while supporting more aggressive emissions targets.