In the News

MIT idea: Reward solar generation instead of installation
via Greenbiz
Incentives for solar generation, rather than installation, could drive the market faster


There may be 500,000,000 solar panels on US roofs with Hillary Clinton at helm
via Greentech Media
MITEI's Francis O'Sullivan shares his thoughts on the feasibility of Clinton's plan


The carbon-tax shell game
via Insider Online
MIT economist Robert Pindyck quoted in evaluation of the cons of carbon tax policy

Around Campus

High school students blend engineering, art, and science
via MIT News
Students in the Edgerton Center's Engineering Design Workshop will soon unveil their steam-infused projects

Energy Innovators

Boston's Ecovent snags $6.9M for wireless climate-control tech
via Xconomy
MIT startup is optimizing the energy efficiency of home temperature control


MIT stealth spinout Pi charges up wireless power competition
via Xconomy
Researchers at MIT are working towards the future of wireless power through a variety of startups

Events

Status and Prospects for Burning Plasmas via Laser Fusion
Friday, July 31, 3:00 PM
24-213, NSE Department

Speaker: Professor Riccardo Betti, Robert L. McCrory Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester


Modeling Urban Sustainability: Energy, Daylight, and Walkability

Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21

New one week course for design professionals. Aimed at architects, urban planners, consultants, city managers and others, this first-of-its-kind course from MIT Architecture will teach participants the power of new modeling software to aid in sustainable urban design. Open to the public, registration required. 

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