Under Trump energy security is running on empty
In an op-ed in The Hill, MIT professor and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz voices his concerns about what President Trump's proposed budget means for U.S. energy security and low-carbon innovation.
Simple Physics Solutions to Storing Renewable Energy
Writing for NOVA Next, Annette Choi talks with MITEI Director Robert Armstrong and research scientist Apurba Sakti on the value of developing energy storage solutions to maximize the potential of renewable energy technologies and make the electric grid more reliable, flexible, and adaptable.
How inaction on climate change puts America’s economy at risk
In an article for The Hill, Prof. Valerie Karplus highlights the economic risks of ignoring the emerging market for clean energy. Karplus writes that, “abandoning the fight against climate change…will take away U.S. jobs.”
Cleantech venture capital: Continued declines and narrow geography limit prospects
Devashree Saha and Mark Muro, writing for Brookings, reference MITEI's recent cleantech venture capital (VC) report in an analysis of VC's future prospects.
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.