Renewable Energy Breaks Records in 2016
Steve Baragona, writing for VOA, interviews MITEI research director Francis O'Sullivan on the increasing role of renewables in new energy facilities.
ABC7 Eyewitness News Interviews MIT sophomore Allie Shepard on MITEI’s Solar Spring Break
ABC7 Eyewitness News
ABC7 Eyewitness News interviews MIT sophomore Allie Shepard on her experience installing solar panels on the roofs of low-income households during MITEI's Solar Spring Break.
Illinois effort to help policymakers understand emerging grid technology
Midwest Energy News
David Unger, writing for Midwest Energy News, discusses Illinois' statewide effort to help policymakers understand emerging grid technology and MITEI's recent report on regulatory frameworks for electric utilities.
A Low-Tech Approach To Energy Storage: Molten Metals
Bruce Gellerman of WBUR spotlights Ambri, an MIT startup co-founded by Prof. Donald Sadoway and alumnus David Bradwell that creates liquid metal batteries. Ambri’s “molten metal technology is at the cutting edge of the emerging energy storage industry,” writes Gellerman.
BBC Radio’s “Costing the Earth” Interviews Ernest Moniz
Tom Heap of BBC Radio interviews former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on climate science and the Trump administration (listen at 18:12).
Trump administration’s ‘anti-scientific statements’ alarm ex-energy secretary
Alan Yuhas of The Guardian reports that Prof. Ernest Moniz, who recently returned to MIT, finds the current administration’s “anti-scientific” comments worrying. “If we’re not going to have fact-based discussions it’s very, very difficult to have an informed electorate and informed opinions,” says Prof. Moniz.
Why The Energy Industry Needs To Support The Clean Energy Revolution
Writing for Fortune, Ignacio Galán, Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola, a co-sponsor of MITEI's Utility of the Future study, discusses what the study's findings could mean for the future of energy.
How to declare war on coal’s emissions without declaring war on coal communities
The Washington Post
MIT Vice President for Research Maria Zuber, in an op-ed in The Washington Post, describes how growing up in coal country shaped her views on climate policy.
New AAAS president emphasizes making the case for science
Michaela Jarvis, writing for Science, reports on former MIT President Susan Hockfield's new appointment as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) president.