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MIT Energy Initiative and AVANGRID collaborate to study the future of the electricity industry

via MITEI Office of Communications

Research team is creating a model that could inform New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision plan by simulating impact of distributed resources on the power system.

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power

via MIT News

Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse.

Transforming the U.S. transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

via MITEI Office of Communications

MIT Energy Initiative report "On the Road toward 2050: Potential for Substantial Reductions in Light-Duty Vehicle Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions" provides recommendations for moving forward.

"Big meets small" at annual MIT Energy Conference

via MIT News

Speakers describe energy solutions at varying scales, and need for further progress.

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Agreement on climate-related action reached by MIT administration and student-led group

via MIT News Office

Four-part plan signals effort to build on last year’s climate action plan, and an end to months-long protest.

Arcturus homecoming

via MIT Edgerton Center

After traveling across the Australian Outback last October, the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team’s (SEVT) Arcturus returned home.

At CERAWeek, glimpsing the future of energy

via MITEI Office of Communications

MIT researchers at major industry conference discuss pathways to a low-carbon future

Getting the world to turn down the heat

via MIT News

Top U.N. climate advisor Janos Pasztor highlights successes in Paris, challenges ahead.

Well-maintained roadways improve fuel efficiency

via MIT News

Research aims to encourage decision makers to think of infrastructure as part of the solution in a carbon constrained environment.

Power Play

via MIT News

Study shows how more R&D funding can accelerate the world energy revolution.

In the Media

MIT researchers turn waste gas into liquid fuel

via The Guardian

Successful trial at a pilot plant in China using bacteria to convert exhaust emissions to oil will now be tested at a larger scale.

How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

via National Geographic

Tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent.

Turning viruses into batteries: the energy of the future

via National Science Foundation

MIT's Angela Belcher uses innovation to generate energy from an unlikely source.

Two MIT Researchers interviewed on The EnergyMakers Show

via The Energymakers Show

Russ Capper interviews Jacopo Buongiorino and Francis O'Sullivan at IHS CERAWeek.

N.Y. utilities seek new pricing plan for distributed energy

via Energywire

MITEI is helping design a model to simulate how consumers' solar units, battery storage and other  energy systems would affect the costs of running a network.

Ray of hope in bid to tap more of sun's energy

via The Straits Times

Researchers with Singapore's Solar Energy Research Institute and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have created the highest efficiency, locally made solar cell thus far.

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Cyber-physical security for oil and gas operations

April 8: Donald Paul, the Executive Director of the USC Energy Institute, talks about how the game has changed for cyber-security.

U.S. power plant carbon standards and the potential for clean air, human health and ecosystem co-benefits

April 12: Charles T. Driscoll, from The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University, will speak about his research on power plant carbon standards and the potential impacts of the Clean Power Plan at MIT.

Undergraduate Energy Seminar Series: Is It Too Late (Or Too Early) For Biofuels?

April 25: Kristala Jones Prather, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will speak.

The future of nuclear energy, or, the lament of a life long nuclear guy

April 25: John Rowe, from Exelon Corporation, will discuss his many years of experience in the nuclear industry and thoughts on the future of nuclear energy at MIT.

Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970's

April 27: Meg Jacobs, a research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, will cover topics such as repercussions of a changing climate, a volatile oil market, and continued unrest in the Middle East, on her talk at MIT.

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