MIT Energy Research Council
MIT takes on world's energy crisis, press release by Denise Brehm, MIT News Office [2005 June 8]
"MIT President Susan Hockfield and Provost Robert A. Brown announced today the establishment of an Energy Research Council to spearhead efforts to address the world's mounting energy problems...
List of White Papers and example White Paper, The Solar Opportunity:
"Many MIT faculty are working already on new routes to renewable and sustainable energy. We need to advance this scientific and engineering work, while focusing our efforts and magnifying their impact, through our world-class expertise in economics, architecture and urban planning, political science and management..."
"Moniz [Nuclear physicist & co-Chair] ... pointed out that the development of carbonless forms of energy--nuclear and renewables (wind, biomass, hydro and solar)--is crucial..."
"This white paper seeks to provide a roadmap to produce the underlying science, technology and attendant economic policy needed to permit future generations to use the sun as a renewable and sustainable energy source and to advance the time at which this is realized on a large scale."
Coloradans Support Renewable Energy (Full text) [2004 November 2]
"DENVER—Today Colorado voters put “the public” back into the Public Utilities. Coloradans overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 37, that increases electricity from renewable resources such as the wind and sun.
"Colorado voters have become the first in the nation to vote on and pass a statewide renewable energy requirement. Amendment 37 will require Colorado’s top utility companies to provide a percentage of their retail electricity sales from renewable resource"s beginning with three percent by 2007, six percent by 2011 and increasing to 10 percent by 2015. Colorado now joins 17 other states with similar requirements."