Why banks consider renewable energy to be a riskier investment than fossil fuels

Risk assessments used by lenders are a boon for the oil and gas industry.

Matteo Gasparini, DPhil Candidate, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford • conversation
May 15, 2024 ~5 min

Report: 2023 a Big Year for Renewable Energy

VOA Learning English • voa
May 9, 2024 ~4 min


Why US offshore wind power is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

Two new wind farms began producing power in 2024, but several canceled contracts have left a dark cloud over the industry. A wind power expert explains why US offshore wind has been slow to scale up.

Christopher Niezrecki, Director of the Center for Energy Innovation, UMass Lowell • conversation
May 9, 2024 ~10 min

Why US offshore wind energy is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

Two new wind farms began producing power in 2024, but several canceled contracts have left a dark cloud over the industry. A wind power expert explains why US offshore wind has been slow to scale up.

Christopher Niezrecki, Director of the Center for Energy Innovation, UMass Lowell • conversation
May 9, 2024 ~10 min

New method makes more efficient solar cells at room temp

A new innovation not only simplifies the production process for solar cells but also increased efficiency, researchers report.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
May 7, 2024 ~5 min

Reducing energy demand and improving efficiency will help prevent the next gas crisis

What steps could the next UK government take to reduce demand for fossil fuels and help prevent gas prices spiking again?

Louis Fletcher, Research Fellow in the Geopolitics of Energy, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
May 7, 2024 ~7 min

HPI-MIT design research collaboration creates powerful teams

Together, the Hasso Plattner Institute and MIT are working toward novel solutions to the world’s problems as part of the Designing for Sustainability research program.

MIT Morningside Academy for Design • mit
May 3, 2024 ~15 min

MIT conductive concrete consortium cements five-year research agreement with Japanese industry

The MIT EC^3 Hub, an outgrowth of the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, will develop multifunctional concrete applications for infrastructure.

Andrew Paul Laurent | MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
May 3, 2024 ~4 min


MIT announces 2024 Bose Grants

The grants fund studies of green hydrogen production, fetal health-sensing fabric, basalt architecture, and shark-based ocean monitoring.

Becky Ham | Office of the Provost • mit
April 24, 2024 ~8 min

How do Americans feel about big solar farms?

Among people living within 3 miles of a large-scale solar farm, positive attitudes outnumber negative attitudes by almost a 3-to-1 margin.

Jack Harrison - Michigan State • futurity
April 24, 2024 ~5 min

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