‘Hybrid’ nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions
November 4, 2013Combining nuclear with artificial geothermal, shale oil, or hydrogen production could help slow climate change, study shows.
MIT and NSTAR celebrate energy efficiency success, extend ‘Efficiency Forward’ through 2015
July 2, 2013Since first agreement in 2010, MIT has reduced electricity use on campus by 15 percent.
Power to the people
April 17, 2013From afar, MIT grad student Chidube Ezeozue devotes energy to his fellow Nigerians.
Power outage darkens MIT
November 30, 2012Two-hour blackout surprises Cambridge, campus
Funneling the sun’s energy
November 25, 2012MIT engineers propose a new way of harnessing photons for electricity, with the potential for capturing a wider spectrum of solar energy.
Climate change: a developing challenge for poor nations
October 1, 2012MIT and U.N. researchers team up to tackle some of the heftiest climate change challenges developing countries will face as they confront an uncertain future.
Double the benefits: clean energy also saves water
June 17, 2012NREL-MIT study shows an 80 percent renewable energy standard cuts water use in half.
Legatum Center awards seed grants
May 23, 2012Program has now funded more than 100 projects since 2009.
No crystal ball for natural gas
May 22, 2012Traditionally, oil prices have been used to gauge the natural gas market; but new research shows that the future of what is currently a cheap fuel is really anyone's guess.
Powering the Chinese dragon
March 26, 2012China Light and Power’s Peter Littlewood talks with MIT researchers and students about the country’s strengths and the United States’s opportunity to embrace them.