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Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid

Optimization model shows that operating nuclear plants flexibly can reduce electricity costs, increase revenue for nuclear plants, and cut CO2 emissions in electric power systems.

MIT Energy Initiative awards nine Seed Fund grants for early-stage energy research

Awardees will use grants to advance research in areas including energy storage, renewables expansion modeling, and the chemistry of electrocatalysts.

Kristala Prather: Advancing energy-efficient biochemistry and training tomorrow’s scientists and engineers
New energy studies class examines technical and social drivers of global energy systems
Writing takes center stage in Physics of Energy class
Energy alumni: Where are they now?
Maximizing innovation for an energy sector in flux

Decarbonization, digitization, and decentralization were focal points at the MIT Energy Initiative’s Annual Research Conference.

MIT Energy Conference speakers say transformation can happen fast

New technologies, systems, and business models are rapidly changing the energy landscape, experts attest.

Cooling buildings worldwide

Analysis points the way to energy-efficient systems

3Q: New England’s wholesale electricity markets

Abigail Krich, founder and CEO of Boreas Renewables, discusses the incompatibility of New England’s electricity market structure with achieving carbon emissions reduction goals.

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