Howard Herzog

Senior Research Engineer
MIT Energy Initiative


Mapping coal’s decline and renewables' rise

Mapping coal’s decline and renewables' rise

CoalMap online tool shows what policy regulations and technological advancements can do for the cost-competitiveness of solar and wind energy.

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Howard Herzog


  • Carbon sequestration
  • Carbon mitigation technologies

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May 26, 2016
This Texas fight shows just how conflicted we still are about 'clean coal'
Debate reignites over carbon capture and storage technologies.

September 24, 2015
CCS at a crossroads
Carbon Capture and Sequestration is a critical technology if we want to meet long-term climate goals

August 20, 2015
The controversial quest to stop climate change by pulling carbon out of the air
via The Verge

March 12, 2015
Pumping CO2 underground can help fight climate change. Why is it stuck in second gear?
via The Conversation

February 12, 2015
We Did the Math on Clean Coal, and It Doesn't Add Up
via Grist
Grist talks to MITEI expert Howard Herzog about the future of carbon capture and sequestration technologies.

November 24, 2014
Does ‘Clean Coal’ Technology Have a Future?
via The Wall Street Journal
Howard Herzog Says Innovation Will Deliver; Richard Heinberg Says the Economics Won’t Work

October 3, 2014
In a First, Commercial Coal Plant Buries Its CO2
via MIT Technology Review
MIT's Howard Herzog speaks with Tech Review about a coal plant in Saskatchewan that will capture most of its carbon pollution—and use it to extract oil from the ground.

September 12, 2014
Surging Carbon Dioxide Shows Clean Tech Failure
via MIT Technology Review
MIT's Howie Herzog talks about CCS

July 21, 2014
Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack (via The New York Times)
MIT Researcher Howard Herzog discusses the prospects of CCS

May 5, 2014
Two Carbon-Trapping Plants Offer Hope of Cleaner Coal (via MIT Tech Review)
MIT's Howard Herzog gives his take on the potential of CCS.

May 1, 2014
Clean Coal to Be Put to Test at 2 Plants This Year (via Scientific American)
Carbon capture and storage has progressed slowly, reflecting a lack of enthusiasm for financing large projects despite higher costs of forgoing it

September 17, 2013
E.P.A. Is Expected to Set Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions by New Power Plants
Howard Herzog looks at how the new EPA rules might impact coal plants, via The New York Times

June 25, 2013
Getting the carbon out of emissions
Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in existing power plants.

June 12, 2013
Cheaper Ways to Capture Carbon Dioxide
via MIT Technology Review

January 7, 2013
New York Times: Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of Thin Air
Howard J. Herzog discusses the carbon-capturing process with New York Times writer Anne Eisenberg

October 26, 2010
Howard Herzog receives the 2010 Greenman Award

February 3, 2010
Americans on climate change: Still concerned but less supportive of major action, finds MIT survey

November 17, 2008
MIT proposes near-term approach to make coal plants more climate-friendly

November 22, 2006
Climate change tops Americans' environmental concerns, MIT survey finds