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MIT announces Campaign for a Better World

MIT News Office

Multi-year initiative aims to raise $5 billion to advance Institute’s work on some of the world’s biggest challenges.


 

3 Questions: Amit Kumar and Gregory Stephanopoulos on turning waste gases into biofuels

MITEI Office of Communications

Research conducted by Kumar, along with a team led by Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, looks to the future of emissions reduction and recycling.

 

Carbon pricing under binding political constraints

MITEI Office of Communications

MIT's Jesse Jenkins and Valerie Karplus discuss challenges of emissions pricing in new working paper.


 

MIT team’s “brain” for microgrids wins Clean Energy Prize

MIT News

Six teams split $225,000 in prizes at the annual competition that funds clean energy ideas.



 

MIT joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

MIT News

Led by World Bank and IMF, coalition seeks to price emissions to tackle climate change.

More MIT Energy News

Achieving zero resistance in energy flow

MIT News

MIT postdoc Cui-Zu Chang makes a spintronic breakthrough in the Moodera group.

Towards a political economy framework for wind power

MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Working paper by MIT’s Davidson and Karplus for UN University explores challenges of introducing and scaling wind power within an electricity system, with a focus on China.

Fusion outreach ignites in spring

MIT News

Plasma Science and Fusion Center education team excites the public about MIT energy research.

Carolyn Coyle: Engineering CRUD for better nuclear reactors

MIT News

In an effort to improve reactor safety and efficiency, new research aims to bring corrosive particle buildup out of the shadows.

New model from Masdar Institute-MIT collaboration to support a cooler, more sustainable Abu Dhabi

MIT News

Tool will help urban planners reduce Abu Dhabi’s heat island and carbon footprint.

The geography of carbon pricing

MIT News

Study looks at why some states could be impacted more than others if a price is put on carbon.


Metals aficionado

MIT News

A new faculty member in materials science and engineering is creating healable metals.


Helping cities move toward sustainable consumption

MIT Better World Campaign

MIT research charts US cities' progress and challenges in moving toward sustainable consumption.

Student spotlight: Richard Swartwout, electrical engineer

Tata Center MIT

Traveling to India sparks a personal and professional revelation for a first-year Tata Fellow.

In the Media

Solve talks at Google: the green dream — powering the world with clean energy

Solve MIT

Video: MIT professors Lester and Trancik discuss pathways to achieving a low-carbon energy future.

Energy research projects awarded funding at MIT

Energy Digital

Annual seed fund program supports early-stage, innovative energy research.

How these startups are trying to make your life greener

Fortune

Meet the four “Cool Companies,” including MIT spinoff Grove Labs, that unveiled their ideas at Fortune’s "Brainstorm E" conference.

L.A. to San Francisco by train in 30 minutes? A pipe dream indeed

PBS NewsHour

A group of MIT students is developing a new form of transportation to bring that dream to life: the supersonic hyperloop, a pneumatic train powered by magnetism.

The secrets of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s success

Asharq Al-Awsat

MIT President L. Rafael Reif discusses MIT’s interdisciplinary, international approach to problem-solving.

America now has 27.2 gigawatts of solar energy: what does that mean?

Inside Climate News

MIT professor Jessika Trancik talks to Inside Climate News about the role expanding solar energy capacity plays in a balanced low-carbon energy economy. 

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