Reports & Studies


MIT faculty have, over the last several years, conducted in-depth multidisciplinary energy studies designed to inform future energy options, research, technology choices, and policy development.

Additional studies are now underway. These studies — grounded in science, supported by objective analysis, comprehensive in scope and input — underscore MIT's role as an "honest broker" on energy issues. Other MITEI activities, such as symposia that gather experts from academia, industry, and government, also generate reports on topics of interest to policy leaders. MIT's energy studies and reports are making a difference, providing both Congress and the executive branch with detailed recommendations to shape and influence energy policy debates, responses, and outcomes.

Reports

On the Road toward 2050

On the Road toward 2050

Potential for Substantial Reductions in Light-Duty Vehicle Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Report: Technology improvement and emissions reductions as mutually  
reinforcing efforts

Report: Technology improvement and emissions reductions as mutually reinforcing efforts

Paper by MIT Professor Jessika Trancik and MIT researchers describes the evolution of solar and wind energy in recent decades and the potential for future expansion under nationally-determined contributions proposed ahead of Paris climate talks

November 13, 2015Read more
Utility of the Future Prospectus

Utility of the Future Prospectus

Seeking to determine the future of the provision of electricity services, whether centralized or decentralized. Exploring alternative business models and transformative technologies under diverse regulatory and markets contexts and within the global framework of an increasingly decarbonized power sector.

October 27, 2014Read more
MIT-CSIS Energy-Water-Land Nexus Workshop

MIT-CSIS Energy-Water-Land Nexus Workshop

An MIT Energy Initiative Report

July 28, 2014Read more
Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Energy innovations that are transforming our energy landscape

June 17, 2014Read more
Growing Concerns, Possible Solutions

Growing Concerns, Possible Solutions

The Interdependency of Natural Gas and Electricity Systems

May 6, 2014Read more
Interim Report for the Study Natural Gas Monetization Pathways for Cyprus

Interim Report for the Study Natural Gas Monetization Pathways for Cyprus

Economics of Project Development Options

October 21, 2013Read more