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January 2014

How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light

New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.


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New surface treatment stops scale buildup

MIT researchers develop a slippery coating that could prevent the scaling that fouls oil wells and power plants.

Chasing the Dream of Half-Price Gasoline from Natural Gas

Via Tech Review: Siluria, a startup founded based on the work of MIT's Angela Belcher, thinks it’s solved a mystery that has stymied huge oil companies for decades.

Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

Laser doping method could enable new infrared imaging systems.
 

Novel Circuit Shrinks Laptop Chargers, Could Improve Appliance Efficiency

Via Tech Review: A new kind of power adapter, the first commercial application of a novel circuit design developed by MIT's David Perreault, is barely bigger than a plug.

February 19:

Seed Fund Presentations
 

February 20:

Seed Fund Review Meeting
 
To RSVP contact: Carter Smith

MIT Energy Conference

Feb. 21 - Feb. 22: Some members eligible for complimentary registration (Founding-5; Sustaining-2; Associate-1). Register your representative(s) using promo code “MITEI.Member2014”  
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Spring Symposium

May 8: Members are invited to our annual symposium. Learn more.

In the News                   Around Campus         Student Spotlights


USA Today: How technology can halt climate change

MITEI's Bob Armstrong gives his take and shares MIT highlights.
 

U.S. News & World Report: Congress Supercharges Funding for Fusion Energy Technology

MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center is one of many research centers that will benefit.

MITx course injects science into the global warming debate

MIT Energy Studies course taught by Prof. Kerry Emanuel goes online.

The Top 10 MIT Energy Stories from 2013

Each year MIT develops energy breakthroughs. 2013 was no exception. We rounded up the top 10 energy stories that received the most attention, and counted down to the New Year on Twitter.

Forbes 30 Under 30

Four MIT students, alums make the list for their work in energy.


 

The Challenges in Reforming China’s Energy Sector

Michael Davidson, 2012-2014 ICF-MIT Energy Fellow and a researcher at the Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project (CECP), speaks to Channel NewsAsia about China's energy sector.
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