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Study: Adding power choices reduces cost and risk of carbon-free electricity

To curb greenhouse gas emissions, nations, states, and cities should aim for a mix of fuel-saving, flexible, and highly reliable sources.

Podcast: Firm low-carbon energy resources

Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda of MIT discuss what the future looks like for reducing CO2 emissions in electricity

MIT Energy Initiative study reports on the future of nuclear energy

Findings suggest new policy models and cost-cutting technologies could help nuclear play vital role in climate solutions

The future of energy: An interview with Aurora Edington

Energy Fellow Aurora Edington discusses energy storage systems, grid optimization and policy's role in energy issues.

Podcast: Negative carbon emissions

John Deutch of MIT and Arun Majumdar of Stanford University discuss potential technology and policy pathways for negative emissions, and the importance of focusing on gigatonne-scale solutions.

U.S. Department of Energy to fund Energy Frontier Research Center at MIT

MIT Center for Enhanced Nanofluidic Transport part of DOE initiative to advance basic science research for a transforming energy landscape

3Q: Bringing solar materials from the lab to the world

Giovanni Azzellino, an Eni-MIT Energy Fellow, discusses the applications and challenges of his research, which focuses on using graphene to create electrodes for thin-film photovoltaics.

3Q: Passive buildings rise in popularity and necessity

Katrin Klingenberg, the co-founder and executive director of Passive House Institute US, discusses her design philosophy and how passive buildings can support the low-carbon energy movement.

Buongiorno and Ulm to collaborate on $1.9M DOE grant to accelerate advanced nuclear technology development

MITEI researchers Jacopo Buongiorno and Franz-Josef Ulm will begin working on the DOE-funded project on nuclear technology

3Q: “Winning together” in natural resources negotiation and leadership

Bruno Verdini, executive director of the MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation program, discusses his award-winning research on negotiating for mutual gains