Infrastructure

How can we ensure a resilient infrastructure as weather extremes become more common? Ground-breaking work is underway here at MIT and around the world to modernize our infrastructure. 

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.

1 month 23 hours ago

Here at MIT, we work closely with other Institute partners like Climate CoLab and SOLVE -- who are equally interested in working as a worldwide community to address climate change. 

1 month 4 days ago

A group of us at Trinity Covenant Church in Lexington, have been working for three years, with the help of Mark Sandeen, Repower Partners, to bring solar electric generation to our church.  Today (May 20, 2017) is the dedication of the recently completed 25KW solar canopy in our parking lot!  The canopy has full southern exposure, which we discovered was a much more energy-and cost-efficient solution for our site than our church roof.

1 month 1 week ago

Unless you think climate change is alt.news manufactured in China, you realize that our steady march towards +2 degrees or more is no longer a scientific question or even a technological challenge, but a political problem. If so, a question arises: what's the right framework for a political solution? Let me offer three choices: 

2 months 3 weeks ago

Researchers at MIT and the University of Hawai have been analyzing a system which combines a hydropower system with a desalination process for creating clean water.
By combining the 2, the system would reduce the costs associated with energy and water production, and create job opportunities. 

It is thought that the system could be used to provide clean water and energy for millions of people living in densely populated coastal regions.