MIT Conference Panelists Ponder the Utility’s Place in our Energy Future

Panelists: Lena Hansen, Principal at Next Generation Electricity Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute; Bruce Braine, VP, Strategic Policy Analysis at American Electric Power; Terry Boston, President and CEO at PJM; Brendan Endicott, Director of Advanced Demand Response at EnerNOC. Moderated by Dr. Richard Schmalensee, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus, MIT Professor of Economics At...

Emerging Markets: Opportunities for Energy Innovation

In the last 20 years, energy innovation has become a global process in terms of education, finance, technology, and markets.  At the 2013 MIT Energy Conference a panel of experts discussed pros and cons of innovative energy solutions in emerging markets. Emerging markets provide attractive opportunities for innovative energy systems.  The competitive advantage of renewable...

Opportunities in Thermal Efficiency: Combined Heat and Power

On March 2nd, at the 2013 MIT Energy Conference, experts gathered from academia, government, and the business community for a lively discussion about CHP.  Below, we highlight key takeaways from both technology and regulatory perspectives. Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are 30% more efficient than conventional separate heat and power (SHP), thus representing major efficiency opportunities to commercial...