To combat climate change, do we need the nuclear option?
WBUR · September 18, 2019
Jacopo Buongiorno, director of MITEI's Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, says nuclear power plays a key role in the future of energy, as shown in MIT's study, "The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon Constrained World."
Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark
The Guardian · September 13, 2019
The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP), an effort from The Rockefeller Foundation with research support from MITEI, aims to to bring electricity to the remaining billion people across the globe who currently live without it.
MIT Spectrum · August 26, 2019
MIT Spectrum features MITEI’s interdisciplinary approach to mapping out the future of energy and highlights “The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World."
Carbon capture: boon or boondoggle
U.S. News & World Report · July 26, 2019
Howard Herzog, senior research engineer at MITEI, offers his perspective on the feasibility of a new startup's goals.
A new battery could be key to cutting carbon emissions, slowing climate change
NPR · July 22, 2019
Yet-Ming Chiang, professor of materials science and engineering, speaks with NPR about why improved energy storage could be key to solving some of the problems facing our energy and climate future.
Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage
Associated Press · June 23, 2019
Donald Sadoway, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, explains the benefits of battery storage in an Associated Press article about energy storage in Arizona.
Innovating a Green Real Deal
Science Magazine · June 14, 2019
Ernest Moniz, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and founding director of MITEI, writes about the broad principles of his concept for a Green Real Deal. This plan would translate the aspirations of a Green New Deal for socially just greenhouse gas reductions into action within the constraints of technical, cost, and social realities.
The decline of trust in science “terrifies” former MIT president Susan Hockfield
Vox · May 31, 2019
MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield talks about topics in energy and founding MITEI on Vox's Podcast, Recode Decode.
Cold fusion remains elusive—but these scientists may revive the quest
National Geographic · May 29, 2019
National Geographic reporter Michael Greshko writes about a new effort by researchers from a number of institutions, including MIT, to reassess the possibility of cold fusion. Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang explains that he hopes to be able to create a “‘reference experiment’ for other labs to also advance research into lower-energy nuclear physics.”
These glowing plants could one day light our homes
Smithsonian Magazine · May 20, 2019
Profs. Michael Strano and Sheila Kennedy have developed an exhibit for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, which explores how Strano’s glowing plant research could be part of a sustainable energy future. “The pair is one of 62 design teams involved in the [Triennial], which highlights innovative ways humans are engaging with nature,” writes Emily Matchar for Smithsonian.