Innovating a Green Real Deal
Ernest Moniz, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and founding director of MITEI, writes about the broad principles of his concept for a Green Real Deal. This plan would translate the aspirations of a Green New Deal for socially just greenhouse gas reductions into action within the constraints of technical, cost, and social realities.
Bloomberg tells MIT graduates: ‘We can’t wait to act’ on climate change
In his Commencement address to the MIT graduating Class of 2019, Michael Bloomberg announced a landmark pledge to combat climate change: a $500 million investment in a program called Beyond Carbon.
The decline of trust in science “terrifies” former MIT president Susan Hockfield
MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield talks about topics in energy and founding MITEI on Vox's Podcast, Recode Decode.
These glowing plants could one day light our homes
Profs. Michael Strano and Sheila Kennedy have developed an exhibit for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, which explores how Strano’s glowing plant research could be part of a sustainable energy future. “The pair is one of 62 design teams involved in the [Triennial], which highlights innovative ways humans are engaging with nature,” writes Emily Matchar for Smithsonian.
Cold fusion remains elusive—but these scientists may revive the quest
National Geographic reporter Michael Greshko writes about a new effort by researchers from a number of institutions, including MIT, to reassess the possibility of cold fusion. Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang explains that he hopes to be able to create a “‘reference experiment’ for other labs to also advance research into lower-energy nuclear physics.”
TEPCO executive discusses the fallout of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and Japan’s nuclear energy future.