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July 2014

Regulations only a first step in cutting emissions

MIT study finds that sectoral regulations will not cut emissions enough to substantially limit climate change, but are a good step toward phasing in a carbon price.

Steam from the sun

New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam.

Getting a charge out of water droplets

Water condensing and jumping from a superhydrophobic surface can be harnessed to produce electricity.


Separating finely mixed oil and water

Membrane developed by MIT researchers can separate even highly mixed fine oil-spill residues.

U.S. C3E Ambassadors Meet for 3rd Annual Retreat

Ambassadors reviewed nominations for this year’s C3E Awards, an annual awards program supported by the MIT Energy Initiative.

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Re-thinking architecture

Mark Goulthorpe teaches and practices new design and construction logics for the next generation of high-performance buildings.


How to Clean the Gas and Oil Industries' Most Contaminated Water

via MIT Technology Review

MIT-developed technology at work in Texas thanks to MIT spin-out.

The MIT community remembers JoAnn Carmin, expert on cities and climate change.

Professor Carmin examined urban responses to climate change; conducted extensive research in Africa, South America.

Nine MIT students and alumni win Fulbright grants

Three of the grant-winners will spend the 2014-2015 academic year conducting energy research or studies abroad.

Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

via The New York Times

MIT Researcher Howard Herzog discusses the prospects of CCS

Game Changers In Energy Making Moves At Stanford, MIT

Forbes talks with MITEI's Director Robert Armstrong about game changing innovations in the energy sector.
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