MIT Energy Initiative founding member Eni announces support for key research through MIT Laboratory for Innovation in Fusion Technologies
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.
New technologies, systems, and business models are rapidly changing the energy landscape, experts attest.
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.
Decarbonization, digitization, and decentralization were focal points at the MIT Energy Initiative’s Annual Research Conference.
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.