Tag Archive for 'Massachusetts Institute of Technology'

SubHub wave & tidal turbine device transporter and installer designed with QinetiQ’s Paramarine software

January 5th, 2013 by QinetiQ Group plc

QinetiQ GRC naval architects in combination with their Paramarine software are working with QED Naval Ltd in the development of a marine platform (Subhub) that can transport, install, anchor and maintain wave and tidal turbines through life. This will bring major cost and time advantages to tidal turbine field installations on the sea bed. QED […]

Insurers can play leading role in mitigating climate change risk

September 21st, 2012 by Ceres

According to a Ceres report “Stormy Future for U.S. Property and Casualty Insurers: The Growing Costs and Risks of Extreme Weather Events, published in September 2012, worsening weather in a warming world poses a growing risk to the financial stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society. The report outlines a […]

Developing a cheap, scalable liquid battery to store renewable energy

February 14th, 2012 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The biggest drawback to many real or proposed sources of clean, renewable energy is their intermittancy. The wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine, and so the power they produce may not be available at the times it’s needed. A major goal of energy research has been to find ways to help smooth […]

New climate modelling to explain dramatic decline in Arctic sea ice

October 8th, 2011 by Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

In recent decades, Arctic sea ice has suffered a dramatic decline that exceeds climate model predictions. The unexpected rate of ice shrinkage has now been explained by researchers at CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.