Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda of MIT discuss what the future looks like for reducing CO2 emissions in electricity
Findings suggest new policy models and cost-cutting technologies could help nuclear play vital role in climate solutions
Energy Fellow Aurora Edington discusses energy storage systems, grid optimization and policy's role in energy issues.
Tokyo-based company will support research within MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage.
Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy
In an article for Ars Technica, reporter Megan Geuss explores the ways nuclear energy has been struggling — there’s little new reactor construction, and old reactors are shutting down following disasters like Fukushima. Citing MIT’s new nuclear energy study, she writes about how nuclear can overcome these challenges and play a vital role in decarbonization.
Calif. decarbonization may mean more gas exports as western markets seek balance
In an article for S&P Global, Sarah Smith and Ashleigh Cotting speak with MITEI director of research Francis O’Sullivan about the effects California’s proposed zero-emissions plan may have on western natural gas markets. O’Sullivan discusses electrification of heating, carbon-free power grids, and California’s unique climate problems.
Morning Energy newsletter: MIT tries to crack the nuclear nut — again
In Politico's Morning Energy newsletter, Kelsey Tamborrino writes about MIT's nuclear study and the potential new solutions it offers to reduce reactor cost, including emissions pricing, standardized designs, and passive safety technologies.
Energy Futures is published twice a year, featuring energy research and other energy activities at MIT.