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.
A world turned upside down
The Economist interviews MITEI director of research Frank O'Sullivan on renewables' disruption of traditional utilities and the future of the electric grid.
Utility of the Future
Industry Today reports on MITEI’s Utility of the Future study, which addresses the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services.
Financing an investment in our future energy system
Ahead of a February 15 Siemens event at MIT to discuss energy financing, Siemens magazine interviews MITEI’s Raanan Miller, executive director of the Utility of the Future study, about the study’s research findings and the urgency of making proactive reforms for the electric power sector.
How Massachusetts’ cost of living compares with national averages
Spencer Buell, writing for Boston Magazine, interviews MITEI's research director Frank O'Sullivan about the cost of electricity and gasoline in Massachusetts relative to the United States as a whole.
OBQ: Do electric cars really harm the environment less than gasoline-powered cars?
Michael Franco, writing for New Atlas, interviews MIT professor John B. Heywood about the environmental benefits and uncertainties of electric vehicles relative to their traditional gasoline-powered counterparts.