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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?
The MIT Energy Initiative creates joint framework to educate students with South Korean energy university KENTECH
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.

Reversing the charge

Battery power from electric vehicles to the grid could open a fast lane to a net-zero future

Unpacking U.S. climate and infrastructure laws

MIT Energy Initiative Deputy Director Robert Stoner takes stock of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act and Inflation Reduction Act, and their potential impacts on the energy transition.

Advancing the energy transition amidst global crises

MIT Energy Initiative Annual Research Conference highlights both opportunities and obstacles in the race to a net-zero future

MIT Energy Initiative welcomes the electricity transmission operator Terna Group to its Future Energy Systems Center
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