The latest updates from the MIT Energy Initiative
MIT Energy Initiative eNewsletter
August 2014

Developing New Light and Energy Technologies

Silvija Gradečak customizes nano-scale systems for large-scale impact in light and energy.

The power of salt

MIT study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater.

Pushing the envelope in power electronics

Research improves power conversion in applications ranging from giant server farms to lamps to handheld devices. 


Running on Waste Heat

Gang Chen's thermoelectric devices turn waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other machines.


Study: cutting emissions pays for itself

MIT study shows savings from healthier air can make up for some or all of the cost of carbon-reduction policies.

C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium

Event on Sept. 16-17 to focus on urban strategies for energy. Watch the LIVE Webcast! 

Related: The MIT Joules are hosting the C3E Ambassadors on Sept. 15th. Attend that event.

Energy Alums Named Top Young Innovators

MIT energy alums Miles Barr and Sarah Kearney were named top “Innovators under 35” by MIT Technology Review.

New Children's Book Series Sheds "Light" on Earth's Energy System

The newest book in the series co-authored by MIT Professor Penny Chisholm is due out this fall.

Energy Entrepreneurs        Around Campus           In the News

Re-Inventing the Grid

MIT's John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry Donald Sadoway and partner David Bradwell are building a novel liquid metal battery for grid-level storage with their revolutionary Cambridge-based startup Ambri.


Siluria Wins $30M from Saudi Aramco and VCs to Convert Natural Gas to Commodity Chemicals

Investors want to help Siluria use biotech to transform natural gas into ethylene and fuel.

Sheila Kennedy honored for design innovation

Exploring intersections of architecture, digital networks and public space.

View: Obama's Second-Term Energy Policy Is Working

In The Wall Street Journal, John Deutch writes that President Obama is reducing CO2 coal emissions via regulation, but he can do more to develop U.S. oil and natural gas.

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