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This week's newsletter is a special edition featuring the newly released 
Energy Futures, Autumn 2020. Your regular MITEI newsletter will return next week.

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Energy Futures
MIT ENERGY INITIATIVE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AUTUMN 2020
The autumn issue of Energy Futures is here! Published by MITEI twice annually, the magazine includes updates on research results and energy-related activities across the Institute.

Check out the articles below鈥攁nd be sure to visit our site for the full issue. You can also read this issue as an interactive flipbook.

MIT ENERGY INITIATIVE UPDATES

In a letter to readers, MITEI Director Robert Armstrong highlights MITEI's latest initiatives and events and discusses MIT's next step in its ongoing work to take action against global climate change: the Climate Grand Challenges. 鈥...If the world鈥檚 efforts to address the climate challenge are to succeed, we must continue to grow our diverse talent base to make game-changing advances on shortened timescales. MITEI is expanding its work to develop the research teams, partnerships, and resources that will address the dual challenge of mitigating climate change while ensuring equitable energy access to all people on the planet,鈥 he says.
Remembering friends of MITEI

MITEI dedicates this issue of Energy Futures to William Wynot 鈥44 (1922鈥2020), in appreciation for his lasting impact on MITEI鈥檚 undergraduate education programming. MITEI staff and students offer reflections on his many contributions. We also mark the passing of Arthur 鈥淎rt鈥 Samberg 鈥62 (1941鈥2020) and Mario Molina (1943鈥2020), both of whom were valued MITEI External Advisory Board members and friends. They will be deeply missed.

RESEARCH REPORTS

Encouraging solar energy adoption in rural India

China鈥檚 transition to electric vehicles

Building nuclear power plants

FOCUS ON RESEARCHERS

Meet the research scientists behind MITEI鈥檚 Electric Power Systems Center
 

EDUCATION

Energy interns share remote summer research experiences

MITEI hosts a virtual toast for 2020 Energy Studies Minor graduates

Weekly calls keep students connected to the Institute during a pandemic

MIT Energy Conference goes virtual

STARTUPS

InEnTec: Climate goals expand impact of waste-processing MIT spin-off
PERSPECTIVES

3 Questions: Fatih Birol on global energy markets and climate trends

Revamped MIT Climate Portal aims to inform and empower the public
 
AWARDS

MITEI-affiliated faculty inducted into AAAS for 2020
Read the full issue
BONUS: WHAT TO LISTEN TO
New podcast: The science of solar 
MITEI
Frank van Mierlo, CEO of 1366 Technologies, on the science of solar, green hydrogen, and an unexpected skill resulting from an MIT education.

Listen.
BONUS: WHAT TO DO
2020 U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium and Awards: Accelerating the clean energy transition in a changing world
December 8-9, 12:00-4:30 pm ET
We must move faster and smarter to transform and decarbonize our energy system. Climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic, related economic challenges, and social inequity are among the challenges we are facing as we work to accelerate the clean energy transition. Join thought leaders to discuss opportunities to effectively scale new low- and no-carbon technologies, rapidly deploy capital to mitigate global warming, and provide affordable, reliable energy solutions to all.

The ninth U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium and Awards will be held virtually on December 8-9, 2020. The symposium will consist of plenary sessions, award presentations, panel discussions, and a virtual reception with live student poster presentations.

For the first time, this normally invitation-only event will be open to all who would like to attend; all genders are welcome.

Register.
 

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