MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
Introducing the China Energy and Climate Project
October 5, 2011In collaboration with Tsinghua University, MIT launches a new research project to analyze the impact of China’s existing and proposed energy and climate policies.
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.
Ian Waitz on the future of engineering education and research
May 17, 2011New dean reflects on MIT’s School of Engineering, cites ever-growing role for collaboration and outreach.
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
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 7, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.
March 18, 2011New report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and the Policy of Global Change analyzes the impact of border carbon adjustments.
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
January 24, 2011MIT symposium finds electric vehicle technology capabilities are way ahead of policy and infrastructure needs.
3 Questions: George Shultz on nuclear disarmament
October 17, 2010The former secretary of state (and former MIT professor) discusses his ongoing campaign to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Better prepared next time
September 29, 2010Lessons learned from the BP oil spill could help both companies and regulators to be more ready for the next emergency.
The energy challenge calls on humanities and social-science research
September 23, 2010Courses on energy include economics, political science, history, literature and more.
Putting carbon dioxide to good use
September 21, 2010MIT biological engineers have found a way to convert carbon-dioxide emissions to useful building materials, using genetically altered yeast.
MITEI-led study offers comprehensive look at the future of natural gas
June 25, 2010Researchers find significant potential for gas to displace coal, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions as a transition to a low-carbon future.