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Energy Archive

  • Sensors Without Batteries

    In the future, the environment could be pervaded by sensors using the same power-scavenging techniques as RFID tags.


  • Making the Power Grid Smarter

    A project is networking home appliances and thermostats to electricity grids, decreasing utility costs and electricity loads.


  • Giant Wind Turbines

    Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity – without cluttering the view.


  • Hydrogen Reality Check

    Fuel cells won’t significantly dent fuel consumption for 50 years – we need to look elsewhere.


  • MIT's Energy Agenda

    The institute’s energy council co-chair Ernest J. Moniz describes a sweeping agenda to meet a “remarkable challenge.”


  • Better Biofuels

    MIT’s Gregory Stephanopoulos is making microbes work harder to make ethanol production more efficient.


  • On the Grid

    Grid computing is becoming an affordable utility for everyone.


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