Harnessing the Earth, the atom and the leaf
October 26, 2011There are many sources that can make a contribution to our energy supply, but likely not at a major scale in the near future.
October 25, 2011Vast amounts of solar energy radiate to the Earth constantly, but tapping that energy cost-effectively remains a challenge.
Where the wind blows
October 24, 2011How far can wind power go toward reducing global carbon emissions from electricity production?
What can make a dent?
October 23, 2011Given the enormous scale of worldwide energy use, there are limited options for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 16, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.
Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light
October 6, 2011Finding could lead to new photodetectors or energy-harvesting devices.
Introducing the China Energy and Climate Project
October 5, 2011In collaboration with Tsinghua University, MIT launches a new research project to analyze the impact of China’s existing and proposed energy and climate policies.
The power of manure
October 4, 2011Anaerobic digesters provide a win-win opportunity for agriculture and energy.
‘Artificial leaf’ makes fuel from sunlight
September 29, 2011Solar cell bonded to recently developed catalyst can harness the sun, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Trancik named a 2011 PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellow
August 2, 2011
While you’re up, print me a solar cell
July 10, 2011New MIT-developed materials make it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document.
MIT strengthens ties with France for energy researchSubscribe
June 30, 2011France-MIT Forum on Energy unveils new joint laboratory, explores other potential collaborations.