Storing CO2 underground could help the fight against climate change. But cost is a big problem
CNBC · April 8, 2020
MITEI researcher Howard J. Herzog and Professor T. Alan Hatton (MIT Chemical Engineering) discuss the role of carbon capture, utilization, and storage in addressing climate change and the current barriers to its widespread implementation.
Clean Air: Can Lowering Cost Of Carbon Capture Bring Business On-Board With Climate Change?
KJZZ Public Radio · March 16, 2020
Professor T. Alan Hatton comments on the uses and implications of different carbon capture technologies, and the importance of finding ways to move away from reliance on fossil fuels.
Nuclear energy storage? Advanced reactor developers trying to expand nuclear power's selling points
Utility Drive · March 12, 2020
MIT professor Jacopo Buongiorno comments on the current state of nuclear molten salt reactors.
Utah plans first-of-a-kind 100% renewable hydrogen plant
Energywire · March 11, 2020
MITEI researcher Emre Gençer comments on the use of hydrogen in supplementing intermittent renewable sources such as wind and solar.
How the next generation of nuclear reactors could be smaller, greener and safer
PBS NewsHour · February 12, 2020
John Parsons, the co-director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (one of MITEI's low-carbon energy centers), discusses the role that regional needs and capabilities will play in determining where nuclear power will fit into the future energy landscape.
Mapping potholes by phone
The New York Times · January 23, 2020
Under the direction of Professor Franz Josef-Ulm, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Birzeit University have developed an app that uses phone data to determine road quality, which could help curb carbon emissions. Using this data, drivers could avoid rougher roads, which require more gas to drive on.
MITEI researchers Randall Field and Joanna Moody discuss Mobility of the Future study on “Digital Trends Live”
Digital Trends · December 10, 2019
Randall Field, executive director of the Mobility of the Future study and the Mobility Systems Center at the MIT Energy Initiative, and Joanna Moody, research program manager for the center, join Digital Trends Live to discuss MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report findings, from infrastructure considerations for alternative fuel vehicles to how autonomous vehicles can work alongside mass transit.
MIT experts say CAFE, low-carbon grid key to reduce vehicle GHGs
Inside EPA · December 10, 2019
Jennifer Morris, a research scientist at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, speaks with Inside EPA about key findings from MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report. She says that in all examined scenarios, the researchers expect to see significant growth of electric vehicles.
MIT report suggests that price of EVs won’t match traditional vehicles for 10 years
AFP · November 20, 2019
AFP highlights MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report predictions regarding the price of electric vehicles in the years ahead.
Hydrogen truck maker Nikola claims it has breakthrough battery tech—and doesn’t care if you’re skeptical
Forbes · November 20, 2019
Forbes cites battery price findings from MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report in an article on breakthrough battery technology.
3-year study raises doubts about EVs’ future
E&E News · November 20, 2019
Improved efficiency of gas-powered cars is as critical as electrification in terms of mitigating climate change, says Joanna Moody, research program manager of MITEI's Mobility Systems center and coordinating author of MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report.
Meeting Paris goals will require EV innovation: MIT report
Smart Cities Dive · November 20, 2019
Joanna Moody, research program manager of MITEI's Mobility Systems Center, discusses "Insights into Future Mobility" report findings on the economic factors and cultural shifts that could influence the future of personal transportation.
Why the electric-car revolution may take a lot longer than expected: An MIT analysis finds that steady declines in battery costs will stall in the next few years.
MIT Technology Review · November 20, 2019
Randall Field, executive director of MITEI's Mobility of the Future study, speaks with the MIT Technology Review about the "Insights into Future Mobility" report findings on projected battery prices and price parity between electric and gas-powered vehicles.
MIT Study: Energy-efficient cars, public transportation are best options for traffic and the planet
WBUR's Morning Edition · November 20, 2019
Joanna Moody, research program manager of MITEI's Mobility Systems Center, speaks with Bob Oakes on WBUR's "Morning Edition" about findings from MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report. She covers topics including electric vehicle adoption, autonomous vehicle deployment, and "car pride."
California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making
Associated Press · November 14, 2019
MIT Sloan School Professor Christopher Knittel on the current situation California and its energy utilities face.
West Texas Talk: MIT’s Energy Initiative Director Robert Armstrong; Linda Norden on John Wesley
Marfa Public Radio · October 21, 2019
MITEI Director Robert Armstrong speaks with Diana Nguyen about how climate change is transforming the world's energy landscape.
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.