For the rest of spring semester, Boston University has directed undergraduate students to return home, canceled in-person classes, moved to remote teaching, called off all events and athletics, and minimized lab research. Visit our COVID-19 website for further information.
By mid-century, climate change will significantly increase the demand for energy, driven in large part by electricity needed for cooling. According to a comprehensive new study by researchers from Boston University, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice published in Nature Communications, energy demand by 2050 will increase […]
While busily doing research in China, John Helveston also took the opportunity to participate in the Advanced Jack & Jill contest at the China Lindy Hop Championships in Beijing, a competition where one is randomly paired with a partner and completely improvise a dance, John won FIRST place with his partner Banban. Bravo, John! p.s. […]
In collaboration with Oxford University’s Oxford Climate Policy, the Institute is helping the world’s most disadvantaged nations cope with the costs of climate change. The Oxford Climate Policy Subnational Finance Project’s goal is to utilize sub-national financing bodies – mainly states, regions, and provinces that have carbon taxes or cap-and-trade systems – to allocate funds […]
On October 13, 2016, Rob Thornton outlined how cities around the globe from Copenhagen to Dubai, Paris to Boston are investing in district energy thermal heating and cooling networks to enhance resource efficiency, conserve fuel and water, and strengthen energy resiliency for local economies.
Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute presented a bold vision of transformational changes that can dramatically reduce carbon emissions from transportation, buildings, and the electric grid on September 15th at Boston University Questrom School of Business. The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Energy, sustainability@bu, and the Energy & Environmental Sustainability MBA Concentration.
With contributions from ISE Director Peter Fox-Penner as well as former Massachusetts State officials David Cash and Ann Berwick, the Brattle Group released a whitepaper detailing clean energy policy options for the state of Massachusetts on June 21, 2016 Download the whitepaper.