The case of the missing gas tax
February 21, 2013MIT researchers find vehicle efficiency standards are at least six times more costly than a tax on fuel.
Reducing wasted energy in commercial buildings
February 5, 2013Much energy is wasted heating and cooling indoor spaces when no one or almost no one is present. Now, MIT researchers have used their own campus to demonstrate a means of measuring that energy/occupancy mismatch.
Renovation plans offer MIT opportunities to save energy, improve design
February 4, 2013Work aims to make the Institute more energy-efficient and to influence design standards in the construction industry.
MIT researchers win Pyke Johnson Award
January 15, 2013Karplus, Paltsev honored for their study on the impacts of vehicle efficiency standards.
Vehicle efficiency standards vs. a carbon tax: the costs and politics
November 14, 2012MIT researchers show merits of a carbon tax.
A better way to shed water
October 22, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
Sometimes the quickest path is not a straight line
March 8, 2012New methods and software developed at MIT can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles.
The case of the missing gas mileage
January 4, 2012Automakers have made great strides in fuel efficiency in recent decades — but the mileage numbers of individual vehicles have barely increased. An MIT economist explains the conundrum.
Five-year effort by Campus Energy Task Force saves MIT millions of dollars, kilowatt-hours
December 21, 2011