New computer vision method helps speed up screening of electronic materials

The technique characterizes a material’s electronic properties 85 times faster than conventional methods.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
June 11, 2024 ~8 min

Reducing carbon emissions from long-haul trucks

MIT researchers show a promising plan for using clean-burning hydrogen in place of the diesel fuel now used in most freight-transport trucks.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
June 5, 2024 ~24 min

What we know so far about Labour’s plan for Great British Energy

Criticisms that this is ‘just a logo’ aren’t entirely unreasonable, but Labour is setting out a green transition on a tight budget.

Renaud Foucart, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University • conversation
May 31, 2024 ~7 min

The UK’s power grid needs upgrading to reach net zero – our new study shows where

Electricity networks in cities need the biggest overhaul – but the public can help.

Sheridan Few, Lecturer in Urban Energy Systems, University of Leeds • conversation
May 29, 2024 ~6 min

Understanding how ions flow in and out of the tiniest pores promises better energy storage devices

To model the inside of a supercapacitor, my team had to rework a common physics law that most high school students learn.

Ankur Gupta, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
May 28, 2024 ~8 min

How extreme weather will affect the insurance and energy sectors

Two weather and climate scientists explain what these two vital industries consider extreme, and how the impacts of any given extreme can vary greatly between sectors.

Matthew Priestley, Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Exeter • conversation
May 28, 2024 ~9 min

Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors

Research sheds light on the properties of novel materials that could be used in electronics operating in extremely hot environments.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 23, 2024 ~9 min

Copper mining could be a bottleneck in switch to green energy

Renewable energy’s copper needs are beyond what copper mines can produce at the current rate, researchers report.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
May 20, 2024 ~6 min

Elaine Liu: Charging ahead

The MIT senior calculates how renewables and EVs impact the grid.

Deborah Halber | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
May 16, 2024 ~8 min

Why cheap renewables are stalling

Plus, a better way to decarbonise the power sector.

Jack Marley, Environment + Energy Editor, UK edition • conversation
May 15, 2024 ~7 min