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Energy initiative web site launches

Screenshot of the MIT Energy Initiative's new web site.
Screenshot of the MIT Energy Initiative's new web site.

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) today launches a new web site ( that will enable users inside and outside the Institute to learn about the full range of MIT's energy research, education and campus activities. Features include a database of energy-related classes that current and prospective students can browse and a comprehensive overview of energy research at MIT and initiatives to be launched by the education and campus energy task forces.

The site includes information on all MIT laboratories, centers, programs and departments with a focus on energy and links to student groups around campus.

To keep things fresh, the MITEI site has frequently changing news articles on its home page. The articles, which spotlight research, students or events, will be available through archives on the site. The site will alert the community to upcoming energy-related events and provide news coverage of those events and links to video coverage.

The site highlights four areas of MITEI research focus: innovations, transformations, global systems and tools. Within these categories are more specific topics such as nuclear energy, wind, carbon management, policy, siting and climate change. This section will soon feature the names and web sites of individual MIT researchers working in those fields.

Over the next few months, the site will add features pertaining to energy-related UROPs and efforts to improve campus energy use.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 9, 2007 (download PDF).

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