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As the largest student-led energy conference in the U.S., the MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry.


The conference brings together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector to look at the entire value chain in a holistic way to speak about and debate the development of these complex changes that are redefining the future of energy worldwide.

2019 MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid

What will power grids look like in 2040? What should they look like?

Will fusion revolutionize electricity production?
Will solar and wind grow from 7% to over 30% of global power?
Will energy storage and grid expansion tame intermittency?
How can utilities simultaneously decarbonize and adapt to distributed generation and electric vehicles?
How can start-ups and policymakers help them?
How will the electrification of transport and heating impact the role of oil and natural gas?
How can venture capital foster not only digital start-ups but also tough tech, such as long duration batteries?
Will better designs and policy buoy nuclear fission reactors?
How best to harness the cheapest power source of all, energy efficiency?

Speakers & Presenters included:
Greentech Media’s Energy Gang: Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, & Jigar Shah
Katie Rae, CEO of The Engine
Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG
Form Energy
Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs
Antje Danielson, Co-Founder of Zipcar, Education Director of MITei
Chris Matthews, Wall Street Journal energy reporter
Peter Fox-Penner, CSO of Energy Impact Partners, Director of BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, former Chairman of The Brattle Group
Carl Stjernfeldt, North America Venture Manager at Shell Ventures
The Clean Energy Prize Finals
and many more.

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April 2nd & 3rd, 2020
Boston Cambridge Marriott

50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142