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Ideas Made to Matter

Solar subsidies and an imperfect market

In some cases, solar lessees pick up a subsidy and then some.

Oct 29, 2019
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The drastic power of a modest carbon tax

A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration, a new study finds.

Oct 17, 2019
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How to succeed in clean energy investing by really trying

The founders of Clean Energy Venture Group on picking the right startup, managing employees, and surviving a recession.

Oct 16, 2019
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Tech, capitalism, and a hopeful remedy for the planet

In this excerpt from ‘More from Less,’ Andrew McAfee explains how dematerialization led him to an optimistic theory of the Earth’s fortune.

Oct 4, 2019
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Impact investing is hot right now. Here’s why

Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their values are, which is good news for firms committed to tackling global problems.

Sep 17, 2019
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ESG ratings vary widely. Here's why

Research reveals that ratings agencies have different definitions and measurements for corporate social responsibility.

Aug 26, 2019
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Innovating for a smoother ride

This research has implications for tackling decision-making problems in the sharing economy.

Aug 21, 2019
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MIT Sloan study finds modest carbon tax achieves same reductions as Obama-era regulations

A recent MIT Sloan study found that a federal carbon price of $7 in 2020 could reduce emissions by the same amount as all of the flagship climate policies adopted by the Obama administration.

Aug 1, 2019
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Meet MIT Sloan’s 5 new faculty members

Their expertise includes conflict management, data-driven decision-making, and more.

Jul 3, 2019
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Michael Bloomberg gives MIT's commencement speech in 2019.
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Michael Bloomberg takes on coal, climate change

At MIT commencement, the politician and entrepreneur tells graduates, “Your mission is to save our planet.”

Jun 7, 2019
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