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#13 - Artificial intelligence

5/20/2019
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Nicholas Roy and Josh Joseph from the MIT Quest for Intelligence discuss the future of AI and its potential impact on fields ranging from energy to healthcare. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/13 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:28:29

#12 - Batteries and storage

4/22/2019
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Professors Donald Sadoway and Yang Shao-Horn discuss researching, developing, and scaling energy storage technologies with guest host Bruce Gellerman of WBUR. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/12 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:33:18

#11 - Game-changing storage

3/26/2019
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Will Chueh from Stanford and Yet-Ming Chiang from MIT on energy storage. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/11 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:50:54

#10 - Game-changing materials

2/25/2019
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Professors Fikile Brushett, Elsa Olivetti, and Yogi Surendranath on building the next generation of materials for future energy systems. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/10 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:21:07

#9 - Game-changing fusion

2/7/2019
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Dennis Whyte, head of the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, on the history and future of fusion. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/9 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:16:15

#8 - Game-changing solar

1/9/2019
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Vladimir Bulović, director of MIT.nano and co-director of the MITEI Solar Low-Carbon Energy Center, on what's coming in solar and how MIT.nano is changing how startups launch from MIT. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/8 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:24:36

#7 - British Columbia and the energy trilemma

12/18/2018
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British Columbia's UNFCCC award-winning climate policies with George Heyman, minister of environment and climate strategy for British Columbia, and Sergey Paltsev, MIT Energy Initiative senior researcher and deputy director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/7 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:16:45

#6 - Climate policy paths for Latin American and Asian nations

12/14/2018
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Lessons from two "Pathways to Paris” climate policy and technology reports with Rob McKeel, GE Power VP and CMO, and Sergey Paltsev, MIT Energy Initiative senior researcher and deputy director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/6 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:14:59

#5 - Emissions trading and Paris Agreement Article 6

12/14/2018
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Emissions trading systems and why governments should consider collaborating, with Constanze Haug, head of the secretariat of the International Carbon Action Partnership, and Michael Mehling, deputy director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/5 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:09:35

#4 - The human environmental nexus

11/20/2018
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Frances Beinecke, past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the U.S. climate trajectory, the need for national leadership, and how to make an impact on climate change. Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/4 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:19:29

#3 - The Future of Nuclear Energy

10/24/2018
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Jacopo Buongiorno, John Parsons, and Karen Dawson of MIT discuss the new Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World study, released in September. They talk about nuclear energy’s potential in the future low-carbon energy landscape, and review strategies for navigating barriers in construction costs, government policy, and community outreach. They also touch upon new technologies and innovations that are poised to impact the nuclear energy field. Read the report:...

Duration:00:19:59

Energy Talks - Molecular approaches to solar energy conversion

10/11/2018
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Michael Wasielewski, Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, discusses new molecular-based methods to capture and harvest solar photons. Full video and 3 questions with Wasielewski: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3q-improving-solar-cells Transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3q-improving-solar-cells#transcript Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:01:03:20

Energy Talks - Carbon Capture

10/9/2018
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Howard Herzog, Senior Research Engineer at the MIT Energy Initiative, discusses his new book Carbon Capture, a concise overview of carbon dioxide capture and storage. Read the book: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/carbon-capture 3 questions with Herzog: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3q-howard-j-herzog-discusses-the-state-of-carbon-capture Transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-09-30-Carbon-Capture-Talk-Transcript.pdf Sign up for notifications of new episodes:...

Duration:00:58:18

#2 - Firm low-carbon energy resources

8/24/2018
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Jesse Jenkins and Nestor Sepulveda of MIT discuss what the future looks like for reducing CO2 emissions in electricity, and talk about the importance of “firm low-carbon energy resources.” They also touch upon the promising energy sources available to us, and why current policies may not be supporting the full suite of resources needed to get to a carbon-free grid. Read the paper: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2018.08.006 Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/2 Sign up...

Duration:00:20:00

#1 - Negative carbon emissions

8/9/2018
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John Deutch of MIT and Arun Majumdar of Stanford University discuss potential technology and policy pathways for negative emissions, and the importance of focusing on gigatonne-scale solutions. Read the paper: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2018.04.018 Show notes and transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast/1 Sign up for notifications of new episodes: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast#signup

Duration:00:26:46

Energy Talks - Passive buildings on the rise

5/13/2018
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Katrin Klingenberg, co-founder and executive director of the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS), looks at completed case studies of low- and mid-rise multifamily passive projects across the country. Full video and 3 questions with Klingenberg: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3q-passive-buildings-rise-in-popularity-and-necessity Transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3q-passive-buildings-rise-in-popularity-and-necessity#transcript Sign up for notifications of new episodes:...

Duration:01:12:31

Energy Talks - Winning together: U.S.-Mexico collaboration for energy & climate gains

4/6/2018
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Bruno Verdini, executive director of the MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program, teaches “The Art and Science of Negotiation,” one of MIT’s highest ranked and most popular course electives. This talk draws upon Verdini’s new book, "Winning Together", and is followed by a Q&A with MITEI Communications Director, Emily Dahl. More about "Winning Together": https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/winning-together Full video and 3 questions with Verdini:...

Duration:01:02:29

Energy Talks - New England's wholesale electricity markets

4/6/2018
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Abigail Krich, founder and president of Boreas Renewables, LLC, explores the innate incompatibilities between New England’s push towards clean energy and its current wholesale electricity market design. Full video and 3 questions with Krich: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3-questions-new-englands-wholesale-electricity-markets Transcript: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3-questions-new-englands-wholesale-electricity-markets#transcript Sign up for notifications of new episodes:...

Duration:01:09:05

Energy Talks - Innovating for the clean energy economy

3/6/2018
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Which clean energy solutions are effective, and which need more work? Through explorations of household, city, and regional clean energy innovations and implementation efforts, Professor Daniel Kammen both analyzes successful innovation processes and identifies the areas that need urgent action and targeted programs. A mixture of analytic and empirical studies are used to explore what steps have worked and where dramatic new approaches are needed. Full video and 3 questions with Kammen:...

Duration:01:18:14

Energy Talks - Three transportation revolutions

2/6/2018
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Daniel Sperling’s research examines the potential benefits, impacts, and synergies of the three transportation “revolutions:” electrification, automation, and pooling. In this seminar, Sperling describes what needs to happen for this new transportation paradigm to truly benefit the public interest. Sperling provides insight into the forces—from effective government policies to partnerships between transit operators, mobility service companies, automakers, and others—that will be instrumental...

Duration:01:02:29