One secret to building affordable nuclear: stick with tried-and-true designs
MIT Technology Review
In an article for the MIT Technology Review, James Temple highlights MIT’s new nuclear study and its conclusion that without cost reductions, nuclear power can never reach its full potential. Temple notes that the report provides some possible solutions: building up a skilled labor force experienced with a particular kind of reactor design, establishing a reliable supply chain, and more.
Nuclear has to use climate crisis to justify high cost, MIT says
In an article for Bloomberg, Jonathan Tirone writes about MIT’s “landmark report” on nuclear energy, which finds that policy support for clean technologies and cost-reduction strategies such as emissions pricing are critical if nuclear is to play a role in fighting climate change.
Findings suggest new policy models and cost-cutting technologies could help nuclear play vital role in climate solutions
Energy Fellow Aurora Edington discusses energy storage systems, grid optimization and policy's role in energy issues.
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.
MIT Center for Enhanced Nanofluidic Transport part of DOE initiative to advance basic science research for a transforming energy landscape
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.
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.
MITEI researchers Jacopo Buongiorno and Franz-Josef Ulm will begin working on the DOE-funded project on nuclear technology