The Office of the Vice President for Research, in cooperation with the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute (MMPEI), announces a competition for funds to support interdisciplinary research on The Seventy Percent Solution. Based on current IPCC estimates, a 50-85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions world-wide is required to stabilize global temperatures over the next few decades. In the US, forty percent of greenhouse gas production results from electric power generation, and an additional thirty percent arises from transportation. Hence, if a transition could be made to carbon-free transportation and electric power generation, a 70% reduction in America’s greenhouse gas production could be realized. MMPEI and OVPR are soliciting project proposals to develop a better understanding of the interplay between the various parts of the energy system so that the Seventy Percent Solution can be realized. Listen to the podcast.