Clean power is shaking up the global geopolitics of energy
In an article by The Economist's Henry Tricks, MITEI Director of Research Francis O'Sullivan discusses the clean power transition’s effect on energy geopolitics.
Daniel Kammen of the University of California at Berkeley discusses current efforts in clean energy innovation and implementation, and what's coming next.
My life in the elusive green economy
MITEI research director Francis O'Sullivan says "we've entered a new era”—one in which clean energy is rapidly transforming the marketplace.
Daniel Sperling of the University of California, Davis, discusses the major transformations in store for mobility
What are some of the biggest energy breakthroughs to come out of MIT?
Read about some of the most significant developments in renewable energy from MIT in the last ten years—and what could be on the horizon.
A better battery? MIT researchers say discovery could improve storage of energy from wind, sun
The Boston Globe
MIT researchers have made improvements to liquid-sodium batteries, potentially paving the way for the battery to be used for renewable energy storage, reports Laney Ruckstuhl for The Boston Globe. “Unlike lithium-ion batteries used in cellphones and laptops, the liquid-sodium batteries won’t lose their capacity quickly.”
Personalized thermal clouds will eliminate energy wastage
Buildings with responsive sensors can personalize the climate of an office to suit its occupants and save on needless energy use.
Is cap and trade the climate solution? The jury’s still out
California and New England are about to find out what the market-based mechanism for reducing emissions can really do.