Bricks turn out to be useful for storing electricity thanks to their porousness and red pigment.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: chemistry innovation energy nanotechnology electricity research-brief buildings energy-storage
“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.
Tags: sustainability climate-change energy carbon carbon-dioxide global-warming greenhouse-gases emissions research renewable-energy mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering 3-questions alternative-energy energy-storage
Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously,
Tags: sustainable-earth energy solar-power
Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: energy heating covid-19 electricity air-conditioning consumers electric-utilities rising-energy-costs cares-act coronavirus-recession
Multidisciplinary team uses metal organic frameworks to extract radioactive krypton from fuel-reprocessing gasses.
Tags: energy emissions research school-of-engineering collaboration national-science-foundation-nsf materials-science-and-engineering dmse nuclear-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe nuclear-power-and-reactors
As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.
Tags: sustainability climate-change energy solar covid-19 pollution pandemic policy india research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering technology-and-society photovoltaics
How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.
July 15, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: climate-change energy environment economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases russia emissions research technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change
Researchers design an effective treatment for both exhaust and ambient air.
Tags: sustainability energy environment climate pollution startups carbon greenhouse-gases emissions research carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering
Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in
Tags: advanced-materials climate-change solar-cells energy
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: energy environment conservation politics funding donald-trump economy jobs parks trump-administration research clean-energy forestry job-creation environmental-protections
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