A project is networking home appliances and thermostats to electricity grids, decreasing utility costs and electricity loads.
Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity – without cluttering the view.
Fuel cells won't significantly dent fuel consumption for 50 years -- we need to look elsewhere.
Novel extraction technologies could as much as double accessible world oil.
The institute's energy council co-chair Ernest J. Moniz describes a sweeping agenda to meet a "remarkable challenge."
MIT's Gregory Stephanopoulos is making microbes work harder to make ethanol production more efficient.
Throw away your batteries. Tiny nanowires could power medical implants, even your iPod.
A novel approach to concentrating sunlight could cut solar panel costs.
A proposed engine design approaches the efficiency of gas-electric hybrids, but could be far cheaper.
The world's critical energy problems require solutions beyond those that policymakers are exploring now.