MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), established in 2006, is an Institute-wide initiative designed to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today's energy systems. MITEI's research program pairs MIT's world-class research teams with the best in industry, who will be responsible for moving the products of this collaboration into the energy marketplace. MITEI supports research that addresses key industrial concerns, including the basic research that leads to the development of technologies with the potential to address multiple energy challenges; the delivery of energy products and services at scale; and the provision of energy products and services in highly complex policy, legal, and regulatory environments.

The MITEI interdisciplinary research program focuses on the following:

  • Innovative technologies and underlying policy analysis that will improve how we produce, distribute, and consume conventional energy.
  • Transformational technologies to develop alternative energy sources that can supplement and displace fossil fuels, including the economic, management, social science, and policy dimensions needed for this transformation.
  • Global systems to meet energy and environmental challenges through a multidisciplinary systems approach that integrates policy design and technology development.
  • Tools to enable innovation, transformation, and simulation of global energy systems through strategic basic research.

 

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