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Climate goals may take longer, but we’ll get there

Mass. State Senator Mike Barrett describes state’s progress on tackling global warming, remains optimistic despite short-term delays

The answer may be blowing in the wind

Symposium highlights vast potential of offshore turbines in decarbonizing the grid

MIT Energy Initiative director announces retirement

After 50 years on the MIT faculty, Robert Armstrong will retire at the end of June 2023.

Responding to Ukraine’s “ocean of suffering”

Former MIT Energy Initiative researcher Ian Miller funnels aid and expertise to the front line.

To decarbonize the chemical industry, electrify it

Researchers urge industry and the research community to explore electrification pathways to reduce chemical industry emissions.

Flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage

Guiding future research pathways

Using combustion to make lithium-ion batteries

Electricity storage for the energy transition

The MIT Energy Initiative’s Future Energy Systems Center funds nine new projects to propel research advancing decarbonization
A new concept for batteries made from inexpensive, abundant materials

Low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources

Energy transition could leave fossil energy producers and investors with costly stranded assets
Michael Howland gives wind energy a lift
Sylas Horowitz: Responsive design meets responsibility for the planet’s future
3 Questions: Antje Danielson on energy education and its role in climate action
New multidisciplinary climate change curriculum for high schools aims to engage and mobilize teachers and students
Shrinky Dinks, nail polish, and smelly bacteria

High school students spend their summer building a low-cost fuel cell

MIT spinout Quaise Energy: Working to create geothermal wells made from the deepest holes in the world
3 Questions: Janelle Knox-Hayes on producing renewable energy that communities want
Winter is coming: Can Europe keep the lights on and homes warm?
One of the six novel energy research projects to win an MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund award will explore the use of space-based remote sensing to monitor energy infrastructure and emissions. Six novel energy research projects win MIT Energy Initiative Seed Fund grants
Decarbonization amid global crises

At the MIT Energy Initiative Fall Colloquium, Philip R. Sharp highlighted dramatic steps the U.S. government has recently taken to combat climate change.