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Christopher Knittel

Christopher Knittel

George P. Shultz Professor

Department: Professor, Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 324-0015, knittel@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Carbon footprint; Clean coal; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Competitive strategy; Computational economics; Consumer behavior; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Data analytics; Drought; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economics; Economy; Electricity; Emissions trading; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy economics; Energy efficiency; Energy finance; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Financial econometrics; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Industrial organization; Managerial economics; Mergers and acquisitions; Microeconomics; Natural gas; Nonlinear optimization; Nuclear power; Oil; Oil industry; Optimization; Outsourcing; Outsourcing; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Product loyalty; Public utilities; Regulatory bodies; Solar power; Sports analytics; Subsidies; Sustainability; Tax reforms; Water; Wind power

Georgia Perakis

Georgia Perakis

William F. Pounds Professor of Management

Department: Professor, Operations Management and Operations Research and Statistics

Contact: (617) 253-8277, georgiap@mit.edu

Expertise: Big data; Electricity; Inventory; Logistics; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Online shopping; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Pricing; Pricing; Retail; Revenue management; Sampling; Service industry; Social networks; Social networks; Statistics; Subsidies; Supply chain management; Sustainability; United Kingdom; United States

John Reilly

John Reilly

Department: Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Contact: (617) 253-8040, jreilly@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Clean coal; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Drought; Electricity; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy economics; Energy efficiency; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Natural gas; Nuclear power; Oil; Water; Wind power

Richard Schmalensee

Richard Schmalensee

Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor, Economics, Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-2957, rschmal@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Antitrust; Applied economics; B-school; Business education; Business school; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Economics; Economy; Electricity; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy economics; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Global climate change; Global warming; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Non-market strategy; Price fixing; Pricing; Privatization; Solar power; Strategy

The coal habit is hard to kick – Valerie Karplus

From The Hill Much has been made of the fact that growth in coal use around the world is stalling, but coal will not disappear anytime soon. While a wave of firms is exiting the coal-fired electricity sector across the global, coal is still poised to contribute to the fuel mix for a long time to come. This means that careful management of its remaining uses is more important than ever. Coal will remain important for two reasons. First, it is still in high demand. The International Energy Agency projects that coal in power generation may drop to 36 percent by 2021, down from 41 percent in 2014, largely due to renewables and energy efficiency in China and the United States. However, this amounts to at best a flatlining, not a reduction, in demand. Second, coal has a role outside the power sector, in industrial and household demand. In developing countries, power and heat account for … Read More » The post The coal habit is hard to kick – Valerie Karplus appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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