MIT announces energy research project
Dozens of faculty members and students specialising in physics, biology, chemistry, engineering and the humanities will be working to find renewable energy sources like solar and wind power and to develop ways to make energy systems more effective and secure.
May 4, 2006
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology plans to spend about $US25 million ($A32.92 million) a year on a long-term research project to help solve some of the world's pressing energy problems, school officials said.
"The need for workable energy options is perhaps the greatest single challenge facing our nation and the world in the 21st century," a team of MIT faculty members wrote in a report introducing the project's objectives.
MIT's plans come as Americans are paying $US3 a gallon for gasoline and policy-makers are scrambling to find ways to meet growing energy needs.
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