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December 2015

A letter from the director

Bob Armstrong takes a look at what we've been up to at MITEI in the past few months... and upcoming!

This article appears in the Autumn 2015 issue of Energy Futures, the magazine of the MIT Energy Initiative. Subscribe today.

Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy joins US DOE and MITEI to advance women's leadership in clean energy

The fifth annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium will be held at Stanford University in 2016.

Energy Futures Autumn 2015

Read about energy-related research, education, campus activities, and outreach programs across the Institute.

Sharing climate research and strategies in Paris

via MIT News

MIT events throughout climate talks underscore Institute's global perspectives and partnerships

Joseff Kolman: An MIT undergrad at the Paris climate talks

via MIT News

A passion for climate policy leads to an opportunity to attend the United Nations climate change conference, where countries look to forge new solutions

Clean energy connections and innovation

via MIT News

At C3E Symposium, industry-leading women share transformative research on policies, technologies, and diversity in energy sector


     In the Media              Around Campus         Energy Innovators

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

via National Geographic

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and products debuted this year that could transform how we live

When the wind blows

via The Economist

The Economist talks to MITEI Director of Research and Analysis Frank O'Sullivan about renewable power

The hidden virtuous cycle of Paris climate pledges

via The Christian Science Monitor

As Paris climate talks enter their final stage, MIT's Jessika E. Trancik explains how pledges to cut emissions beget even deeper emissions cuts

Tech titans launch breakthrough energy coalition

via TechNewsWorld

MITEI Director Robert Armstrong weighs in on investing in energy startups and the recent launch of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition by tech leaders including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos

The Paris climate agreement: deliverance or disappointment?

via The Huffington Post

MIT Sloan School Professor John Sterman writes about pros and cons of the Paris climate agreement

CO2 pollution holds steady as China's economy cools

via Scientific American

MIT Sloan's Professor Valerie Karplus on the potential for an emissions trading system in China

Chasing a climate deal in Paris

via The New York Times

Leading minds from MIT are among those at COP21 working towards a plan to slow global warming


MITEI names co-chairs of Energy Education Task Force

New co-chairs of MITEI's Energy Education Task Force and the Energy Minor Oversight Committee


New forecasting tool to aid MIT's energy planning

In summer 2015, MIT took another step forward in the effort to reduce its carbon footprint with the unveiling of an energy-forecasting tool


Reducing waste and inefficiency, while increasing access and profits, propels MIT Energy Hackathon

via MIT News

Eight real-world industry challenges fuel teams' competitive spirit and impressive results

Introducing MIT's new Undergraduate Energy Commons

Scheduled to open in autumn 2016, the new commons will provide a mixed configuration of educational and activity space for MIT's energy students

A new fusion collaboration for MIT

via MIT News

Members of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center celebrate first operations of the world's largest fusion experiment

United Nations and MIT collaborate on climate change resilience

via MIT News

The MIT Climate CoLab, in collaboration with the UN secretary-general, will launch a series of online contests seeking solutions for climate-vulnerable communities

D-Lab Off-Grid Energy Group launches Solar Lighting Product Comparison Resource

via MIT News

Comparative charts enhance solar lantern purchasing decisions in the developing world

Wireless sensors could make diesel engines greener

via MIT News

Startup's sensors measure soot and ash buildup in filters to help engines burn more efficiently

Going off grid: Tata researchers tackle rural electrification

At MIT's Tata Center for Technology and Design, researchers are exploring ways to extend electricity access to rural communities in India using microgrids

A battery of molten metals

Low-cost, long-lasting storage for the grid

Cleaning water without the grid

Researchers in the Tata Center for Technology and Design and partner firm Jain Irrigation Systems have developed a solar-powered electrodialysis desalination system that could significantly increase the groundwater available for drinking in Indian villages

Bose Grants fund bold and innovative visions

Four high-risk, high-reward projects launch with support from Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants
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