MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
MIT’s Ernest J. Moniz nominated Secretary of Energy
March 4, 2013President Obama’s pick is head of the MIT Energy Initiative and a former undersecretary of energy.
Important lessons learned outside the classroom
February 28, 2013MIT senior Jean Sack describes her experience with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Also labeled: Energy, Students, Undergraduate, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Reducing wasted energy in commercial buildings
February 5, 2013Much energy is wasted heating and cooling indoor spaces when no one or almost no one is present. Now, MIT researchers have used their own campus to demonstrate a means of measuring that energy/occupancy mismatch.
Renovation plans offer MIT opportunities to save energy, improve design
February 4, 2013Work aims to make the Institute more energy-efficient and to influence design standards in the construction industry.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
Smithsonian recognizes MIT research on water desalination technology
January 9, 2013Magazine ranks nanoporous graphene as one of the top five surprising scientific milestones of 2012.
Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
New experiments, new insights into stress corrosion cracking
December 20, 2012MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
Lindsey Anne Gilman: Better boiling for more efficient energy production
December 4, 2012
Study: 'Fugitive' methane from shale gas production less than previously thought
November 29, 2012MIT researchers, using field practices, find emissions from shale gas production to be significantly lower than previous estimates.
Maria Zuber appointed vice president for research
November 27, 2012Claude Canizares will take a new role as a vice president with responsibility for international partnerships.
Also labeled: Earth and atmospheric sciences, Faculty, Haystack Observatory, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Global, Koch Institute, Lincoln Laboratory, Masdar, MIT Administration, Physics, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, President L. Rafael Reif, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore-MIT, Skolkovo, Skoltech
3 Questions: World energy outlook
November 27, 2012Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, talks about the future of fossil fuels and the prospects for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
BP renews commitment to MIT with second $25 million pledge
October 25, 2012Company to provide $5 million a year to support continued energy-related research activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A new approach to water desalination
July 1, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
MIT and Saudi Aramco augment existing collaboration
June 22, 2012More energy research; entrepreneurship programs and cultural exchanges to be pursued.
Also labeled: Arts, Culture and Technology
Portugal’s foreign minister emphasizes commitment to ‘stability’ in Europe
June 6, 2012In MIT talk, Portas underscores country’s intent to stay the course.
Communicating the climate challenge
April 26, 2012New York Times’ Andrew Revkin shares lessons with MIT faculty, students at Earth Day colloquium.