The average person's daily choices can still make a big difference in fighting climate change – and getting governments and utilities to tackle it, too

How and where people spend their money and use energy can influence corporate behavior.

Tom Ptak, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 22, 2021 ~9 min

The reasons behind lithium-ion batteries’ rapid cost decline

A new study finds that investments in R&D on materials and chemistry were key, while economies of scale contributed less.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~7 min


Electric vehicle owners could sell power back to the grid

Electric vehicles could send energy back to power grids while they're parked, researchers report. The process could also save owners money each year.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 17, 2021 ~6 min

Electric vehicle owners could sell power back to the grid

Electric vehicles could send energy back to power grids while they're parked, researchers report. The process could also save owners money each year.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 17, 2021 ~6 min

This light-powered catalyst mimics photosynthesis

The new molecule can improve the yield of reactions for generating pharmaceuticals and other useful compounds.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 15, 2021 ~7 min

COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

Has the summit delivered on its goals?

Ran Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2021 ~11 min

Here's how to convince CEOs to support government climate action at the expense of their own profits

Research suggests that corporate leaders can be encouraged to lobby for climate action by personally experiencing the effects of climate change.

Jonathan Gosling, Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Exeter • conversation
Nov. 11, 2021 ~7 min

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

One-tenth of global emissions result from the production and supply of building materials – and the construction process itself.

Johannes Novy, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster • conversation
Nov. 10, 2021 ~9 min


Radio-frequency wave scattering improves fusion simulations

By incorporating the scattering of RF waves into fusion simulations, MIT physicists improve heating and current drive predictions for fusion plasmas.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Nov. 10, 2021 ~6 min

Tidal turbines could generate 11% of the UK's power – new research

Subsidies could help kickstart cost cutting and innovation in this prohibitively expensive industry.

Danny Coles, Research Fellow in Tidal Stream Energy, University of Plymouth • conversation
Nov. 9, 2021 ~7 min

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