Mapping Potholes by Phone
The New York Times · January 23, 2020
Under the direction of Professor Franz Josef-Ulm, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Birzeit University have developed an app that uses phone data to determine road quality, which could help curb carbon emissions. Using this data, drivers could avoid rougher roads, which require more gas to drive on.
MITEI researchers Randall Field and Joanna Moody discuss Mobility of the Future study on “Digital Trends Live”
Digital Trends · December 10, 2019
Randall Field, executive director of the Mobility of the Future study and the Mobility Systems Center at the MIT Energy Initiative, and Joanna Moody, research program manager for the center, join Digital Trends Live to discuss MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report findings, from infrastructure considerations for alternative fuel vehicles to how autonomous vehicles can work alongside mass transit.
MIT experts say CAFE, low-carbon grid key to reduce vehicle GHGs
Inside EPA · December 10, 2019
Jennifer Morris, a research scientist at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, speaks with Inside EPA about key findings from MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report. She says that in all examined scenarios, the researchers expect to see significant growth of electric vehicles.
MIT report suggests that price of EVs won’t match traditional vehicles for 10 years
AFP · November 20, 2019
AFP highlights MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report predictions regarding the price of electric vehicles in the years ahead.
Hydrogen truck maker Nikola claims it has breakthrough battery tech—and doesn’t care if you’re skeptical
Forbes · November 20, 2019
Forbes cites battery price findings from MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report in an article on breakthrough battery technology.
3-year study raises doubts about EVs’ future
E&E News · November 20, 2019
Improved efficiency of gas-powered cars is as critical as electrification in terms of mitigating climate change, says Joanna Moody, research program manager of MITEI's Mobility Systems center and coordinating author of MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report.
Meeting Paris goals will require EV innovation: MIT report
Smart Cities Dive · November 20, 2019
Joanna Moody, research program manager of MITEI's Mobility Systems Center, discusses "Insights into Future Mobility" report findings on the economic factors and cultural shifts that could influence the future of personal transportation.
Why the electric-car revolution may take a lot longer than expected: An MIT analysis finds that steady declines in battery costs will stall in the next few years.
MIT Technology Review · November 20, 2019
Randall Field, executive director of MITEI's Mobility of the Future study, speaks with the MIT Technology Review about the "Insights into Future Mobility" report findings on projected battery prices and price parity between electric and gas-powered vehicles.
MIT Study: Energy-efficient cars, public transportation are best options for traffic and the planet
WBUR's Morning Edition · November 20, 2019
Joanna Moody, research program manager of MITEI's Mobility Systems Center, speaks with Bob Oakes on WBUR's "Morning Edition" about findings from MITEI's "Insights into Future Mobility" report. She covers topics including electric vehicle adoption, autonomous vehicle deployment, and "car pride."
California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making
Associated Press · November 14, 2019
MIT Sloan School Professor Christopher Knittel on the current situation California and its energy utilities face.
West Texas Talk: MIT’s Energy Initiative Director Robert Armstrong; Linda Norden on John Wesley
Marfa Public Radio · October 21, 2019
MITEI Director Robert Armstrong speaks with Diana Nguyen about how climate change is transforming the world's energy landscape.
To combat climate change, do we need the nuclear option?
WBUR · September 18, 2019
Jacopo Buongiorno, director of MITEI's Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, says nuclear power plays a key role in the future of energy, as shown in MIT's study, "The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon Constrained World."
Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark
The Guardian · September 13, 2019
The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP), an effort from The Rockefeller Foundation with research support from MITEI, aims to to bring electricity to the remaining billion people across the globe who currently live without it.
MIT Spectrum · August 26, 2019
MIT Spectrum features MITEI’s interdisciplinary approach to mapping out the future of energy and highlights “The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World."
Carbon capture: boon or boondoggle
U.S. News & World Report · July 26, 2019
Howard Herzog, senior research engineer at MITEI, offers his perspective on the feasibility of a new startup's goals.
A new battery could be key to cutting carbon emissions, slowing climate change
NPR · July 22, 2019
Yet-Ming Chiang, professor of materials science and engineering, speaks with NPR about why improved energy storage could be key to solving some of the problems facing our energy and climate future.
Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage
Associated Press · June 23, 2019
Donald Sadoway, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, explains the benefits of battery storage in an Associated Press article about energy storage in Arizona.
Innovating a Green Real Deal
Science Magazine · June 14, 2019
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.
The decline of trust in science “terrifies” former MIT president Susan Hockfield
Vox · May 31, 2019
MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield talks about topics in energy and founding MITEI on Vox's Podcast, Recode Decode.
Cold fusion remains elusive—but these scientists may revive the quest
National Geographic · May 29, 2019
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.”