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Large-scale use of ethanol and other bioenergy could cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than half, if safeguards against deforestation are in place, says new MIT study.

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Biofuels like ethanol and other forms of bioenergy are often seen as a key part of a low-carbon future. But large-scale production of these fuels, which are usually made from either food crops like corn and sugar cane, or from woody plants and grasses, would represent a major shift in how the ...
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Mechanical engineering professor Tonio Buonassisi seeks to make solar cells competitive: http://bit.ly/1ALO7PY

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In a series of workshops aimed at children between the ages of 11 and 16, MIT alumna Ana Vargas '14 encourages residents to take ownership of the public spaces in their communities, and equips them with the skills to transform those spaces for the better. 
Ana Cristina Vargas (S.M. '14) has won the Dubai International Award for Best Practices in recognition of her innovative work on public space in Mumbai, India and other locations around the globe. The award comes shortly after completing her Master's thesis at MIT with support from the Tata ...
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MIT students travel to El Salvador and Brazil to apply novel technologies to energy-related challenges.
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Maya Ramachandran '16 and graduate student Richard Li assemble a kiln to burn acai pits in Brazil. The goal of this task was to turn the pits—a local waste product—into charcoal that could fuel a gasifier, ultimately producing a fuel gas with the potential to run an engine, thereby producing ...
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It might be impossible to catch lightning in a bottle. But an MIT materials science professor, Don Sadoway, has figured out a way to pack it in a box not much bigger than a washing machine.

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J-PAL's Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize 2014 · via The Saudi Gazette. MIT economics professor honored for pioneering and prodigious contributions to development economics, with important implications for policies pertaining to the delivery of services to the poor. December 29, 2014Read more ...
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Could #MIT become a community in which #energy consumption is balanced by #renewableenergy production and efficiency?
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New metrics for assessing climate impacts tell us that the projected benefits of natural gas shrink over time. #MIT #energy   #climate #methane #naturalgas  
Jessika E. Trancik (right) and Morgan R. Edwards of engineering systems have formulated new methods of calculating the future climate impacts of energy technologies that more accurately account for the role played by methane—an approach that reduces the predicted long-term benefits of certain ...
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Yes ...let sink public money into wind mills and solar panels.
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Former Massachusetts Gov. +Deval Patrick  is set to become a visiting innovation fellow at MIT.  Welcome aboard!
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MIT students are adopting #energy as a central and sometimes dominant theme in their education. #MITEI
At MIT, Cecilio Aponte '15 discovered “the perfect ecosystem for an engulfing energy obsession.” Priyanka Chatterjee '15 came for ocean engineering, then “fell in love with the energy program.” Diego Giraldez '15 realized he could simultaneously explore “crazy, 'what if' questions and ...
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Join us in welcoming Profs Valerie Karplus, A. John Hart, Rania Ghosn, and Elsa Olivetti to #MIT!
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WATCH: "Impacting the Future of Energy from Every Angle"
MITEI students discuss their experience with the energy minor and their goals for the future http://bit.ly/1tJSfk1 #MIT #energy  
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These Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students did amazing work!

Many thanks to our MITEI Founding member #Eni and the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation for their support of early #STEM education. 

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December 15, 2014. Francesca McCaffrey, MITEI. This article appears in the Autumn 2014 issue of Energy Futures, the magazine of the MIT Energy Initiative. Subscribe today. Gabe Bamforth and Eric Chan of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) were in the top-scoring group in the international ...
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Linking science, innovation, and policy to transform the world's energy systems.
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The scope of the world's energy problems calls for a comprehensive portfolio of responses to environmental, economic, scientific, security, and political issues.

Under the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Institute researchers are hard at work on this portfolio, addressing alleviating immediate shortage, security, and environmental concerns. We are also working to find secure, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable energy sources.

Learn more about our work at mitei.mit.edu.