Understanding Energy at MIT

A historical narrative of powering MIT from 1916 to the present

MIT’s historical plans for powering the campus have informed and shaped MIT current Campus Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy. This energy narrative provides the historical context of our future plans, as well as provides background information that might help spur new innovation and approaches. This report should be used to provide additional background information to MIT’s Campus Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy report available here from the Office of Sustainability.