MIT Energy Initiative

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Conversations at MIT about the future of energy.

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#15 - Cybersafety

July 24th, 2019


Stuart Madnick and Shaharyar Khan discuss cybersafety in the energy sector, industrial vulnerabilities, and applications for blockchain.

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#14 - Electricity markets

June 24th, 2019


Paul Joskow and Richard Schmalensee discuss the history and future of electricity markets.

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#13 - Artificial intelligence

May 20th, 2019


Nicholas Roy and Josh Joseph from the MIT Quest for Intelligence discuss the future of AI and its potential impact on fields ranging from energy to …

#12 - Batteries and storage

April 22nd, 2019


Professors Donald Sadoway and Yang Shao-Horn discuss researching, developing, and scaling energy storage technologies with guest host Bruce Gellerman …

#11 - Game-changing storage

March 26th, 2019


Will Chueh from Stanford and Yet-Ming Chiang from MIT on energy storage.

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#10 - Game-changing materials

February 25th, 2019


Professors Fikile Brushett, Elsa Olivetti, and Yogi Surendranath on building the next generation of materials for future energy systems.

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#9 - Game-changing fusion

February 7th, 2019


Dennis Whyte, head of the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, on the history and future of fusion.

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#8 - Game-changing solar

January 9th, 2019


Vladimir Bulović, director of MIT.nano and co-director of the MITEI Solar Low-Carbon Energy Center, on what's coming in solar and how MIT.nano is …

#7 - British Columbia and the energy trilemma

December 18th, 2018


British Columbia's UNFCCC award-winning climate policies with George Heyman, minister of environment and climate strategy for British Columbia, and …

#6 - Climate policy paths for Latin American and Asian nations

December 14th, 2018


Lessons from two "Pathways to Paris” climate policy and technology reports with Rob McKeel, GE Power VP and CMO, and Sergey Paltsev, MIT Energy …

#5 - Emissions trading and Paris Agreement Article 6

December 14th, 2018


Emissions trading systems and why governments should consider collaborating, with Constanze Haug, head of the secretariat of the International Carbon …

#4 - The human environmental nexus

November 20th, 2018


Frances Beinecke, past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the U.S. climate trajectory, the need for national leadership, and how to make an impact on climate change.

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#3 - The Future of Nuclear Energy

October 21st, 2018


Jacopo Buongiorno, John Parsons, and Karen Dawson of MIT discuss the new Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World study, released in September. They talk about nuclear energy’s potential in the future …

Energy Talks - Molecular approaches to solar energy conversion

October 10th, 2018


Michael Wasielewski, Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, discusses new molecular-based methods to capture and harvest solar photons.

Energy Talks - Carbon Capture

October 9th, 2018


Howard Herzog, Senior Research Engineer at the MIT Energy Initiative, discusses his new book Carbon Capture, a concise overview of carbon dioxide capture and storage.

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#2 - Firm low-carbon energy resources

August 23rd, 2018


Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda of MIT discuss what the future looks like for reducing CO2 emissions in electricity, and talk about the importance …

#1 - Negative carbon emissions

August 9th, 2018


John Deutch of MIT and Arun Majumdar of Stanford University discuss potential technology and policy pathways for negative emissions, and the …

Energy Talks - Passive buildings on the rise

May 13th, 2018


Katrin Klingenberg, co-founder and executive director of the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS), looks at completed case studies of low- and …

Energy Talks - New England's wholesale electricity markets

April 6th, 2018


Abigail Krich, founder and president of Boreas Renewables, LLC, explores the innate incompatibilities between New England’s push towards clean energy …

Energy Talks - Winning together: U.S.-Mexico collaboration for energy & climate gains

April 4th, 2018


Bruno Verdini, executive director of the MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program, teaches “The Art and Science of Negotiation,” one of MIT’s highest …

Energy Talks - Innovating for the clean energy economy

March 4th, 2018


Which clean energy solutions are effective, and which need more work? Through explorations of household, city, and regional clean energy innovations …

Energy Talks - Three transportation revolutions

February 4th, 2018


Daniel Sperling’s research examines the potential benefits, impacts, and synergies of the three transportation “revolutions:” electrification, …

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