Monday, February 9, 2009

MIT students named finalists in $25K energy innovation contest

According to WickedLocal.com, a team of MIT graduate students and Cambridge residents was one of three finalists in a competition seeking novel ideas in energy innovation.



Sponsored by the X Prize Foundation, the Crazy Green Idea contest challenged contestants to create a two-minute YouTube proposal for a project that would yield more efficient energy use.
Cambridge residents Jonathan Dreher, Jeremy Stewart and Michael Noselli came within striking distance of the $25,000 prize with their video entitled “Reduce Home Energy Usage.”

“We were looking for ways to give an incentive to decrease consumption,” Dreher said, adding that his team aimed to “link individual energy decision to things people value” such as diminished bills and environmental benefits.

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