Energy

Finding scalable and renewable energy sources is one of the greatest challenges of this generation. Learn more about new energy storage and conversion technologies from MIT and beyond. 

3 days 23 hours ago

Often lost in the conversation about responding to the Trump administration's backing out the Paris Accords is where "markets" fit.  As several posts on ClimateX have made clear, bottom-line-oriented investors - whether in red or blue states - are diving headlong into renewables.  A recent Green Biz article "The growth of corporate clean energy in 6 charts" shows how 

1 week 3 days ago

In the U.S. and abroad, there's much talk about the likely impacts of President Trump's dismantling environmental regulations and his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. And all the same, there's also recognition that some forms of climate progress may have tipped toward self-perpetuation. The sunset of coal power and rise of low-cost renewable energy, especially wind and solar, follow the hard logic of market economics moreso than political platforms and moral persuasion.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Have you noticed that many deep red states are homes to record-breaking renewable investments?  Read Renewable Energy Push Is Strongest in the Reddest States to see how conservative investors and politicians are setting aside ideologies and looking for big returns on renewables, particularly wind.

2 weeks 5 days ago

Faith communities are stepping up and showing great leadership in taking direct local action on climate change. We heard a couple of weeks ago about how a church in Lexington MA had built a 25 KW solar system for its energy needs.

3 weeks 1 day ago

Energy startup NetPower, led by MIT alums, is about to fire up a 25 MW natural gas-burning power plant that produces no net carbon emissions.The key is producing a waste stream of pure carbon dioxide, which can be directly stored in rock formations ("carbon capture and sequestration") without the need for the costly purification required by traditional power plants.