3 Questions: Dennis Frenchman on making cities sustainable
June 15, 2011How the form of urban spaces adds to the energy they use.
Coal-to-liquid fuels poised for a comeback
June 9, 2011With rising energy prices, could coal-to-liquid conversion become an economical fuel option?
Report: Natural gas can play major role in greenhouse gas reduction
June 9, 2011The cleanest of fossil fuels, it is far more abundant than previously thought and can have significant impact at little cost, MIT study finds.
The impact of climate policy on U.S. aviation
June 8, 2011Researchers find that a federal climate policy would lower total U.S. emissions, but without large reductions in the aviation sector.
Ian Waitz on the future of engineering education and research
May 18, 2011New dean reflects on MIT’s School of Engineering, cites ever-growing role for collaboration and outreach.
Institute teams dominate Clean Energy Prize
May 10, 2011Institute ideas win $200K top prize and all five finalist prizes, with variety of energy solutions.
MIT team wins Berkeley-Stanford Green Entrepreneurship Competition
May 3, 2011Two MIT Leaders for Global Operations students and their MIT colleagues take home prize after pitching U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
Report: Storage for spent nuclear fuel more crucial than ever
April 26, 2011Japanese nuclear crisis adds to the urgency of dealing with radioactive used fuel, and may raise cost of new plants, MIT study says
Energy Initiative announces new seed grant awards
April 20, 2011More than $2 million awarded to 14 projects
Department of Energy launches startup-friendly program
March 30, 2011At MIT, Energy Secretary Chu announces ‘Next Top Energy Innovator’ program, and White House officials tout commitment to helping startups.
Energy Conference spotlights military's green energy
March 22, 2011Student-led event featured assessments of non-fossil energy's future from leaders in industry, defense and research