We build data-informed models to evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of energy technologies. Our research aims to accelerate clean energy development by informing decisions made by engineers, policy makers and private investors. Read more…
Storage technology evaluationStationary and mobile energy storage technologies can synchronize energy demand and supply, but need to be evaluated against energy consumption patterns.
Evaluating the dynamic environmental impacts of technologies
The impacts of technologies depend on various factors, including the background state of the environment.
Risks and scalability of new technologies
We are developing ways to assess the risks of existing and new technologies in terms of cost and other performance metrics. This includes asking how such risks may change with the scale of a technology’s adoption.
Determinants of the rate of technological improvement
Different technologies change over time at dramatically different rates. Here we study what factors drive the evolution of technology, and cause some technologies to improve faster than others.
- Paper on personal vehicles and carboncounter.com in MIT News, New York Times, Guardian, Vox, NPR's Morning Edition, others - 9/28/2016
- New web app: carboncounter.com - 9/27/2016
- New paper in Environmental Science & Technology: Personal Vehicles Evaluated against Climate Change Mitigation Targets - 9/27/2016
- Paper on battery electric vehicles in MIT News, Washington Post, Guardian, Bloomberg, Pacific Standard, CNBC, and others - 8/15/2016
- New paper published in Nature Energy: Potential for widespread electrification of personal vehicle travel in the United States - 8/15/2016
- Paper on energy storage for renewables in MIT News, the Financial Times, ClimateWire, ThinkProgress, UtilityDive, and others - 6/14/2016
- Paper published in Nature Climate Change: Value of storage technologies for wind and solar energy - 6/13/2016
- Marco Miotti presents Trancik Lab's interactive website on vehicle climate impacts in MITEI's Maker Space at MIT's Open House - 4/23/2016
- Prof. Trancik interviewed by LA Times in article on Aliso Canyon natural gas leak - 1/24/2016
- Greentech Media features recent report on the outlook for solar and wind energy under Paris agreement - 12/28/2015