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MIT students win first round of SpaceX Hyperloop contest

via MIT News

Design tops more than 100 entries at an international high-speed transportation competition inspired by Elon Musk and sponsored by SpaceX.



Students see clean energy in action on IAP wind turbine tour

via MITEI Office of Communications

Tour gives students a chance to reflect on what drives their interest in renewables.


MITEI and Exelon collaborate on clean energy research through MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Centers

via MITEI Office of Communications

Exelon’s MITEI membership will support research including energy storage, smarter grids, advanced nuclear generation, and solar energy.

Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

via MIT News

Ultrathin, flexible photovoltaic cells from MIT research could find many new uses.


More MIT Energy News

Riddle of cement's structure is finally solved

via MIT News

Findings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive.

Realizing your true (solar) potential

via MIT News

MIT spinout Mapdwell's website tells building owners if going solar is worth the cost of installation.

Incentives matter

via MIT News

Working with the Tata Center, two MIT economics students are testing projects to reduce industrial pollution in India.

Study: China's new policies will lower CO2 emissions faster, without preventing economic growth

via MIT News

MIT professor Valerie Karplus sees coal use peaking within the next decade and emissions dropping soon after.

Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

via MIT News

Not without a carbon tax, suggests a study by MIT economist Christopher Knittel and researchers from the University of Chicago.

MIT researchers create citywide building energy model for Boston

via MIT News

Detailed model can help planners meet climate goals, increase resilience.

In the Media

Energy innovation needs new private-sector push

via BloombergView

Successful innovation must address technologies from creation to deployment.

Has the U.S. really reached an epic turning point in energy?

via National Geographic

As the new UN climate accord pushes countries to cut carbon emissions, the United States is making progress, but will it continue, and will it be enough?

The scientists harvesting energy from humans to power our wearables 

via The Guardian 

An MIT lab has produced a device the size of a stamp that harvests energy from bending movements. Commercializing it could be a breakthrough for wearables.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea for sonic tubular travel gets real

via National Geographic

Companies and college students are testing ways to move people between cities by shooting them through giant tubes. Sound crazy?

SolarCity’s gigafactory

via Technology Review

A $750 million solar facility in Buffalo will produce a gigawatt of high-efficiency solar panels per year and make the technology far more attractive to homeowners.

What's down the road (excerpt)

via The Houston Chronicle

MITEI researchers showcase possibilities for the future of clean energy at IHS CERAWeek.

Upcoming Events

MIT Energy Conference 2016

The 2016 MIT Energy Conference is March 4-5th. Speakers include U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz and former UN Under-Secretary General Kandeh Yumkella. Register here.



Batteries: Now and Future:
A seminar featuring Yi Cui

Yi Cui of Stanford University will be at MIT on March 8. He will give a talk analyzing the nature of energy storage and the promising future of batteries.


Cleantech at the Crossroads:
Imperatives for Energy Innovation

MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop on March 8 to discuss the latest advances in cleantech and energy innovation from the perspective of the corporates, academics, VCs, and startups in the MIT ecosystem redefining the field today. Sign up here.

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