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2010 News in Brief



Earth’s own heat could provide vast amounts of clean electricity, and current MIT research could help make it

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Grants recently awarded to MIT researchers by the U.S. Department of Energy could help to pave the way for a method of generating electricity that produces no greenhouse gas emissions, and that could become a major contributor to meeting the world’s energy needs. Most energy analysts agree that geothermal energy has enormous potential because it is available all the time, almost anywhere on Earth, and there is enough of it available, in theory, to supply all of the world’s energy needs for many centuries. Herbert Einstein, professor of civil and environmental engineering, was the recipient of one of the new DoE grants. Read more.