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.

"The Future of..."

The Future of the Electric Grid

The Future of the Electric Grid

An Interdisciplinary MIT study

December 5, 2011Read more
The Future of Natural Gas

The Future of Natural Gas

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

June 6, 2011Read more
The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

April 26, 2011Read more
The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Summary Report

The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Summary Report

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

September 16, 2010Read more
Update to the 2003 Future of Nuclear Report

Update to the 2003 Future of Nuclear Report

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

May 18, 2009Read more
Fueling our Transportation Future - MIT Report: On The Road in 2035

Fueling our Transportation Future - MIT Report: On The Road in 2035

The Policies Needed to Reduce U.S. Petroleum Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

August 5, 2008Read more
The Future of Coal

The Future of Coal

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

March 14, 2007Read more
The Future of Geothermal Energy

The Future of Geothermal Energy

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

November 1, 2006Read more
The Future of Nuclear Power

The Future of Nuclear Power

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

July 29, 2003Read more

Reports

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
Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

The Solar Photovoltaics Technology Conflict between China and the United States

May 15, 2013Read more
Managing Large-Scale Penetration of Intermittent Renewables

Managing Large-Scale Penetration of Intermittent Renewables

How renewable energy standards affect power system capacity planning and operations.

March 12, 2012Read more
U.S. CAFE Standards

U.S. CAFE Standards

Potential for Meeting Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Target, 2016-2025

January 9, 2012Read more
Role of Enhanced Oil Recovery in Accelerating the Deployment of Carbon  
Capture and Storage

Role of Enhanced Oil Recovery in Accelerating the Deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage

An MIT Energy Initiative and Bureau of Economic Geology at UT Austin Symposium

July 23, 2010Read more
Critical Elements for New Energy Technologies

Critical Elements for New Energy Technologies

An MIT Energy Initiative Workshop Report

April 29, 2010Read more
Electrification of the Transportation System

Electrification of the Transportation System

An MIT Energy Initiative Symposium

April 8, 2010Read more
An Action Plan for Cars

An Action Plan for Cars

The Policies Needed to Reduce U.S. Petroleum Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

April 1, 2010Read more
Retrofitting of Coal-Fired Power Plants for CO2 Emissions Reductions

Retrofitting of Coal-Fired Power Plants for CO2 Emissions Reductions

An MIT Energy Initiative Symposium

March 23, 2009Read more