Twitter Highlights from the Conference
@peterjhebert: “Who would've guessed? #MITEC panel on rare earth materials draws bigger crowd than American Idol casting call.”
@FhTechBridge: “Synaptic. #MITEC felt like we were all neurons firing as part of the same brain. Community is when everybody you need is in the same room.”
@SUenergyClub: “MIT lays down the gauntlet with its energy conference... time to take the lessons learned west. #mitec”
@bznotes: “Exciting week. 1000+ ppl at #mitec rocked my world. Rejuvenated by MIT students/alums/friends. Find big problems. Solve them. Now.”
@peterjhebert: “VC interest in energy waning? Not in Boston. Standing room only, 500+ attendees at #MITEC"
@bznotes: “I'm not qualified to be a geek in this crowd! #MITEC.”
2011 MIT Energy Conference Press:
- Mass High Tech, “MIT Energy Conference showcases select few energy-related companies”, by Kyle Alspach, April 13, 2011
- Engineering News-Record, “Energy Conference Attendees Debate Megaprojects’ Merits”, by Carrie McGourty, March 16, 2011
- MIT News Office, “The big picture on energy loss”, by David L. Chandler, March 16, 2011
- The Atlantic, “Nuclear 2.0: Japan Shouldn't Stop Us From Embracing It”, by Ford Vox, March 14, 2011
- Xconomy, “AC/DC Controversy of the 1880s Applies to Natural Gas Today: Reflections After 2011 MIT Energy Conference”, by William Aulet, March 11, 2011
- Greentech Media, “Green Startups Target the Department of Defense”, by Yoni Cohen, March 11, 2011
- Technology Review, “Hybrid Power for the Frontline”, by Phil McKenna, March 10, 2011
- Americans for Energy Leadership, “Energy Innovation in the Spotlight: ARPA-E and MIT Energy Summits”, by Daniel Goldfarb, March 08, 2011
- Grist, MIT geeks pull energy solutions out of their pocket protectors, by Jess Zimmerman, March 08, 2011
- CNET News, “Missing in green tech: Long attention span”, by Martin LaMonica, March 07, 2011
- ZDNet, “Getting clean energy into high gear at MIT (photos)”, March 06, 2011
- MIT Sloan, “The EV Financing Gap”, blog by Amelia Bishop Landberg, March 06, 2011
- The New York Times, “Energy Geeks Converge on M.I.T.”, blog by Tom Zeller Jr., March 05, 2011
MIT Energy Conferences Inform Debate and Discussions
“Energy is a big business at MIT. The 2010 MIT Energy Conference was not just some science fair…The 2010 MIT Energy Conference is a bright spot in the timeline toward our country's energy independence and security. We can also be sure that there are other academic institutions, companies and organizations that are putting forth the same level of effort in bringing the best possible ideas on energy to fruition.”
“One of the best conferences I've been to in a long time was the MIT Energy Conference in March…Excellent insights from inside and outside China. Thanks MIT!”
"Scientists, technologists, policy makers and entrepreneurs gather in Boston to tackle the world's energy problems at the 2009 MIT Energy Conference."
“Kudos to the student organizers of the energy conference for making an impact.”
"In general and as one might expect, discussions at the MIT Energy Conference this past weekend were energetic and forward-thinking…"
“…What could the groups do to examine limitations with current energy policies and advance emerging energy issues? The answer to that question is MIT’s annual energy conference, one that has been gaining attention from coast to coast…The conference, which attracted overflowing crowds once again this spring, included a wide mix of individuals: grizzled, gray-topped energy executives exchanged information with fresh-faced, budding entrepreneurs. While the participants understood the magnitude of the problems that the industry faces, their commitment and zeal in trying to solve them was evident during spirited debates during or between conference sessions that often left many questions unanswered even though they ran late.”
“Green is everywhere here at the Marriott Hotel across the street from the MIT campus. This morning’s Energy 2.0 conference began with keynote addresses by MIT President Susan Hockfield and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt — the latter of whom told the sold-out crowd…This morning, Hockfield lauded the world-changing potential of students and the innovative thinking they bring to the centuries-old energy market.”
"I attended the MIT Energy Conference, subtitled Accelerating Change in Global Energy, this past weekend. The conference gave a broad view of energy in today’s environmentally and economically constrained world and conveyed the magnitude of the challenge."
"... for a conference billed as 'accelerating change in global energy,' there was a consistent theme: Today's main sources of electricity—fossil fuels, particularly coal —are not going to stand aside for renewable sources without a significant shift in policy."
“At the MIT Energy Conference on Saturday, some speakers said that government policies need to change significantly for the green-tech industry to scale beyond niche status.”
“Numerous speakers at the MIT Energy Conference on Saturday said the economy and current regulations are barriers to cleaning the energy industry fast enough to mitigate the effects of climate change.”
“Famed venture capitalist John Doerr…says pace of innovation in green technologies, breathtaking in the past five years, is far from fast enough to address the scale of the world's energy problems…Doerr was the keynote speaker at the MIT Energy Conference here Saturday…He predicted that the three leading presidential candidates will address climate change regulation far more aggressively than the current Bush administration, which has opposed mandates and sought to stay outside United Nations-led climate talks.”
“…MIT’s Energy 2.0 Conference, held in early March, …brought entrepreneurs and inventors together with financiers to discuss not just advances in renewable fuels but in unconventional oil, hybrid cars, and climate change policy.”
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