MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
Carbon capture? Go for the source
December 6, 2011New analysis shows pulling CO2 from the air would not be cost-effective in the foreseeable future.
November 8, 2011Advanced mathematical techniques enable AUVs to survey large, complex and cluttered seascapes.
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.
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.
At your service in the Stratton Student Center: one Greenbean recycling machine
October 21, 2011Zoe is the Greenbean recycling machine near the stairs on the first floor of W20. Part of a pilot program sponsored by the MIT Department of Facilities, Zoe is taking community recycling to the next level.
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 16, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.
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.
Report: Natural gas can play major role in greenhouse gas reduction
June 9, 2011The cleanest of fossil fuels, it is far more abundant than previously thought and can have significant impact at little cost, MIT study finds.
Ian Waitz on the future of engineering education and research
May 17, 2011New dean reflects on MIT’s School of Engineering, cites ever-growing role for collaboration and outreach.
Report: Storage for spent nuclear fuel more crucial than ever
April 26, 2011Japanese nuclear crisis adds to the urgency of dealing with radioactive used fuel, and may raise cost of new plants, MIT study says