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The latest in energy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Listen to hand-picked articles from the MIT Energy Initiative covering the future of energy.

Energy Reads MIT Energy Initiative

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The latest in energy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Listen to hand-picked articles from the MIT Energy Initiative covering the future of energy.

    Bridging careers in aerospace manufacturing and fusion energy with a focus on intentional inclusion

    Bridging careers in aerospace manufacturing and fusion energy with a focus on intentional inclusion

    MIT alum Joy Dunn '08 spent a decade working in aerospace manufacturing at SpaceX before joining Commonwealth Fusion Systems, where she plays a key role in developing a commercially viable fusion power plant. 

    Read the article:

    https://energy.mit.edu/news/joy-dunn-08-bridging-careers-in-aerospace-manufacturing-and-fusion-energy-with-a-focus-on-intentional-inclusion

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    • 8 min
    Making hydrogen power a reality

    Making hydrogen power a reality

    Hydrogen has long been seen as potentially game-changing in the quest for a clean energy future. At MITEI's 2022 Spring Symposium, four industry experts laid out their efforts to produce it at scale.

    Read the article:

    https://energy.mit.edu/news/making-hydrogen-power-a-reality

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    • 9 min
    Building consensus on concessions

    Building consensus on concessions

    There's only one financially solvent utility company in Africa, and it operates under a government agreement called a concession. Learn why utility concessions can be a promising tool to help end energy poverty in developing countries around the world.

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    https://energy.mit.edu/news/building-consensus-on-concessions

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    • 7 min
    Using nature’s structures in wooden buildings

    Using nature’s structures in wooden buildings

    Utilizing digital and computational methods, MIT researchers have developed an approach that enables architects to use discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in their structures.

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    https://news.mit.edu/2022/using-natures-structures-wooden-buildings-0309

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    • 13 min
    Investors awake to the risks of climate change

    Investors awake to the risks of climate change

    At the MIT Energy Initiative's Fall Colloquium, Poppy Allonby, a senior financial executive and the former managing director of BlackRock, laid out the current state of sustainability thinking among the investor class.

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    https://energy.mit.edu/news/investors-awake-to-the-risks-of-climate-change

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    • 7 min
    Francesco Benedetti: Building communities, founding a startup with people in mind

    Francesco Benedetti: Building communities, founding a startup with people in mind

    Inspired by the MIT community and assisted by his collaborators, postdoc Francesco Benedetti launched a startup to provide innovative technology for energy-efficient, high-performance chemical separations—and won the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.

    Read the article:

    https://energy.mit.edu/news/francesco-benedetti-building-communities-founding-a-startup-with-people-in-mind

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    • 9 min

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