Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,


This week we want to highlight a discussion we are hosting on the potential impacts of the Trump Administration on the energy industry on 11/29. RSVP here.


We wish you a great week, and as always, please keep sending us news and events to our newsletter here.


Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below

MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Trump's Impact on the Energy Industry? (Nov 29)
(2)  MIT Energy Career Fair - Resume Submission and Member Survey

MIT Events

(1)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Nov 28)
(2)  Looking for volunteers to help organize MIT graduate dorm energy reduction competition  (New)
(3)  e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Scott Kennedy from Energy Action Partners on the Energy Access Dilemma (Nov 29)  (New)
(4)  Plan B: Fossil fuels without CO2 (Dec 6)  (New)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  BC Energy Resources Program: Energy Storage Comes to Massachusetts (Nov 29)
(2)  Urban Innovation: Exploring the Future of Buildings (Nov 29)  (New)
(3)  2016 Renewable Energy Case Competition at Ross (Dec 1)
(4)  MassCEC Student Clean Energy Symposium (Dec 2)
(5)  US Energy Storage Summit - Student Discount (Dec 7)  (New)
(6)  Bright Minds Challenge: Renewable Energy Revolution (Jan 16)
(7)  London Business School CleanTech Challenge  (New)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Apply now for research and travel fun at TUM in Munich, Germany next summer (Dec 1)
(2)  SmartFlower: Technical Director
(3)  Solstice: Technical Lead and Communications/Development Associate
(4)  National Grid Internship & Full-time Opportunities
(5)  REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
(6)  New Energy Capital: Analyst/Associate
(7)  Doosan GridTech: Multiple Positions
(8)  Enovation Partners: Job Openings  (New)
(9)  MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program - Spring 2017 Session Open for Enrollment
(10)  Harvard Environmental Fellows Program  (New)

MIT Energy Club Events
 (1) Trump's Impact on the Energy Industry?
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
5-134, MIT Campus | Website
Join the MIT Energy Club for a discussion with Professors Chris Knittel, Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, and Frank O'Sullivan, Director of Research for the MIT Energy Initiative, on potential impacts of the Trump Administration on the energy industry. Submit any topics you are interested in discussing through the RSVP form at the link above. Location: 5-134, MIT Campus.
 (2) MIT Energy Career Fair - Resume Submission and Member Survey
| Website
The MIT Energy Career Fair features a diverse range of industries within the energy sectors and provides an intimate environment for passionate students and companies to connect. If you are interested in attending the Energy Career Fair and considering working in the energy industry, we invite you to drop off your resume at the energy career fair website so that we can forward it along to companies. Also, please be sure to fill out our survey to provide us with a better idea of people's interest and what companies to invite: Thank you so much and looking forward to a great year!

MIT Events
 (1) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Monday, Nov 28, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | | Website
Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.
 (2) Looking for volunteers to help organize MIT graduate dorm energy reduction competition (New)
| Website
I'm an MIT graduate student trying to organize a competition among the MIT graduate student dormitories to see which can reduce its energy usage the most over a month-long period of time.I think this could be a cool way to engage graduate students to consider how they can reduce their carbon footprints. I've just started trying to figure out how this could be done and I'd love to have some help putting it together. If you're interested in helping organize this, please send me an email at Thanks! - Brandon Levy
 (3) e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Scott Kennedy from Energy Action Partners on the Energy Access Dilemma (New)
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
E18-304 | Website
e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Scott Kennedy from Energy Action Partners on Shining a Light on Poverty or Transforming Communities: the Energy Access Dilemma"
 (4) Plan B: Fossil fuels without CO2 (New)
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
32-155 | Website
In this seminar we will discuss: (1) Utilizing the stored chemical potential in fossil fuels from thermonuclear derived solar energy without producing carbon dioxide. (2) Areas where science and engineering innovation could have enormous impact on global use of fossil resources into the future. (3) Results of recent investigations on methane conversion.

Non-MIT Events
 (1) BC Energy Resources Program: Energy Storage Comes to Massachusetts
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
rown Rudnick LLP 1 Financial Center Boston, MA 02111 | Website
With support from the Baker Administration, Massachusetts is poised to elevate itself into a leadership positon in energy storage. Energy storage provides a linchpin for renewables integration, grid modernization, resiliency and more efficient use of generation, transmission and distribution assets. This EBC Energy Resources Program will illuminate the developing programs and policies of the administration to kick-start the storage sector, what has been learned from recent energy storage pilots, and look to future market needs to sustain and mainstream storage deployment.
 (2) Urban Innovation: Exploring the Future of Buildings (New)
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Boston Univeristy, Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Ave. Room 426, Boston, MA | Website
Join us for a discussion and evening reception featuring Dr. Peter Richner, Deputy CEO & intellectual father of NEST, a unique plug-and-play, living laboratory and innovation ecosystem focused on accelerating the launch of innovative building and energy technologies. Dr. Richner will discuss how he and fellow researchers are pushing the frontiers of design to advance building systems and materials and the challenges posed by low energy prices, long investment periods and shifting regulatory regimes. The panel discussion will be moderated by Paul McManus, Questrom School of Business lecturer and Institute for Sustainable Energy affiliated faculty. Panelists will include Dr. Michael Gevelber (BU Mechanical Engineering Faculty) and Jason Jewhurst (Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners). Hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception to follow panel discussion. Free and open to the public.
 (3) 2016 Renewable Energy Case Competition at Ross
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 to Friday, Dec 2, 2016
Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan | Website
The Energy Club at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business is pleased to host its eighth annual Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC) on Thursday and Friday, December 1st and 2nd, 2016. One of the premier energy case competitions in the United States, The RECC is a traditional style case competition that takes place at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan each year. MBA teams from national and international top business schools competed to solve one of the many significant challenges facing the renewable energy industry today. A sound understanding of finance, business strategy, and the energy industry was required to effectively analyze the case and devise a successful solution.
 (4) MassCEC Student Clean Energy Symposium
Friday, Dec 2, 2016 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Boston University Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Hariri Building Boston, MA 02215 | Website
A free event for Massachusetts students to hear from clean energy industry experts and learn about paid internships. Morning sessions: Attend panel discussions and learn about solar photovoltaic (PV), water innovation, and energy storage. Afternoon Internship Fair: Connect with 20 Massachusetts clean energy employers to get a paid spring or summer 2017 internship. Sign up for MassCEC updates here:
 (5) US Energy Storage Summit - Student Discount (New)
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 to Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
San Francisco, CA | Website
This year, we're offering a significantly discounted student ticket to the U.S. Energy Storage Summit in San Francisco, California, December 7-8, 2016 to the first 50 students who register. For a limited time, students can get a full conference pass for $495, a $1,795 value! To get this rate, apply discount code "ACADEMIC" at checkout when you sign up today here: Don't miss the opportunity to hear from and network with the top industry executives and thought leaders.
 (6) Bright Minds Challenge: Renewable Energy Revolution
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
| Website
The Bright Minds Challenge is an international competition designed to help accelerate the scaling of solutions for 100% renewable energy in the solar and energy storage sectors. The challenge is designed to support scientists and researchers around the world overcome barriers they face in scaling up their ideas and solutions. The top three solutions will all receive commercial, technical and mentoring support, with the winner receiving a $100,000 equivalency of 500 hours of tailored help to fast-forward their solution.
 (7) London Business School CleanTech Challenge (New)
London | Website
The CleanTech Challenge, organized by London Business School and University College London, is a global business plan competition for innovative clean technology business ideas. It brings together business and engineering students to create viable start-ups. Teams compete over three rounds for the £10,000 prize, awarded at the two-day Bootcamp finals in London. Participants are mentored by industry experts from the cleantech, entrepreneurial and related sectors.

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships
 (1) Apply now for research and travel fun at TUM in Munich, Germany next summer
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 to
Munich, Germany | Website
Do you want to research during your summer break? But also travel? How about doing both in Germany next summer? The Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany's #1 University, offers 11-week research programs for excellent students during the summer break. Available projects are, for example, on EnergyTech, digital innovation in the energy market, smart grids, and wireless sensoring of wind turbines. Needless to say, it's paid and entails a great program to maximize your fun in Munich (sightseeing, networking, parties, hikes, etc.) Check the details and apply until December 1, 2016:
 (2) SmartFlower: Technical Director
| Website
SmartFlower's all-in-one solar system was first launched in Europe in 2014. Since then over 1,000 units have been installed at homes and businesses in 20 European countries. Its emotive design and movement inspires consumers: it wakes up at sunrise, fans out its solar panels to 18 m² (194 ft²) and automatically cleans itself in preparation for capturing the sun's rays. SmartFlower North America is seeking a Technical Director to work with its COO as the company grows.
 (3) Solstice: Technical Lead and Communications/Development Associate
| Website
80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice is an MIT startup that radically expands access to clean energy by providing community-based solar power to American households. Their model enables any resident to enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and save money on their electric bill every month. This award-winning clean energy startup is hiring a Technical Lead to oversee the creation of a digital platform that will seamlessly manage all of the customer-facing activities in the community solar space: customer outreach and onboarding, utility integration, account management, and consumer engagement. The company also seeks an enterprising individual with a knack for the written word and visual storytelling to manage our growing brand and communications efforts as a Communications/Development Associate.
 (4) National Grid Internship & Full-time Opportunities
Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island | Website
National Grid has internship and full-time opportunities available for undergrads and Mechanical Engineering grad students. The full-time position is designed to expose recent grads to the full range of business activities across the enterprise, and the internship is designed to provide meaningful and educational experiences to the students in the energy/utility industry. National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK. It is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society-delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day National Grid works with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions. Full-time position descriptions are available here: Internship position descriptions are available here: Email Mike Donahue at with your resume for more information.
 (5) REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
Boston, MA | Website
REsurety, a venture-backed FinTech startup that is eliminating the challenge of resource intermittency for the wind power industry, is seeking to hire for several positions. It is revenue-positive, has active customers, and works in partnership with some of the world's leading risk market players. Its team keeps an informal office with open lines of communication, little hierarchy, and a rapid pace. If putting your skills to work to drive down the cost of renewable energy by solving the challenge of resource intermittency sounds exciting, then REsurety would love to receive your application. REsurety is seeking: Vice President of Finance and Compliance; Quality Assurance Engineer; Analyst, Commercial Operations; Wind Data Intern; Engineering Intern. Please see details and contact information from Careers page weblink above.
 (6) New Energy Capital: Analyst/Associate
Boston, MA | Website
Founded in 2003, New Energy Capital was one of the first investors to focus on clean energy and infrastructure assets. NEC has delivered a decade long track record of superior performance on behalf of its investors by focusing on real assets which generate stable cash flows. NEC is is looking for a full-time Analyst/Associate for our Boston, MA office. We're looking for somebody with 1-2 years of energy, consulting, or finance experience.
 (7) Doosan GridTech: Multiple Positions
| Website
Doosan GridTech, a company that builds a smarter energy world by delivering solutions that provide automatic management and optimization of distributed energy resources, is hiring for several positions, including a Software Development Engineer, a Technical Product Manager, and a Power System Engineer. See for more information.
 (8) Enovation Partners: Job Openings (New)
| Website
Enovation Partners is actively seeking experienced strategy consulting and finance professionals who are passionate about energy, infrastructure, and innovation. Enovation Partners was formed in 2013 by energy practice leaders from top strategy consultancies. Our shared vision is to build a firm that develops industry leading insight to deliver tangible results in the key areas shaping the future of energy and infrastructure, including 1) innovation and emerging technologies in energy, infrastructure, and related sectors 2) distributed energy resources (e.g. energy storage, PV, energy efficiency) and 3) Natural gas growth across the value chain, from wellhead to burner-tip. Enovation Partners has offices in Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Contact Brett Perlman @ to apply.
 (9) MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program - Spring 2017 Session Open for Enrollment
| Website
We are pleased to announce that the spring 2017 session of MassCEC's Clean Energy Internship Program is now open for enrollment and employer engagement! The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by funding internships for students and recent graduates at Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation companies.
 (10) Harvard Environmental Fellows Program (New)
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The Harvard University Center for the Environment awards two-year postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding young scholars in any environment-related discipline. The goal of the program is to create a community of interdisciplinary researchers-working alongside Harvard faculty hosts-to tackle our most compelling environmental challenges. Program alumni are currently working at universities like Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Michigan. Other former Fellows are working at research institutes around the world and in new energy start-ups. The Center will award approximately six two-year postdoctoral fellowships this coming spring for an award to start in September 2017. The application deadline is January 18, 2017. The Center asks applicants to propose a research program and to secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to host their work. Hosts provide office or lab space as well as mentoring, and the Center will handle the rest of the administrative responsibilities.