Friday, August 17, 2018

Battery breakthrough: Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn’t catch fire
University of Michigan News, feat. Jeff Sakamoto

Friday, August 10, 2018

Carbon capture group lands at University of Michigan

E&E Climatewire, feat. Global CO2 Initiative

A group focused on pulling carbon dioxide from the air and repackaging it into useful products has found a new home at the University of Michigan.

The Global CO2 Initiative said officials at the university would assume control of the group, which has $4.5 million in funding and help from scholars overseas.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump administration unveils its plan to relax car pollution rules

The New York Times, feat. John DeCicco

The Trump administration on Thursday put forth its long-awaited proposal to freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars, significantly weakening one of President Barack Obama’s signature policies to combat global warming.

Friday, July 27, 2018

5 things to watch as the Trump administration weakens car rules

Scientific American, feat. John DeCicco

With the Trump administration set to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks, a chasm is opening between red and blue states.

EPA is expected to propose a rule in the coming days to prevent the standards from rising past the 2020 levels established under former President Obama, who hailed those increases as a major step toward addressing rising temperatures.

Friday, July 20, 2018

When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story

The Conversation, feat. Tom Lyon

Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or fund clean water supplies in developing countries. This emphasis on efforts to curb environmental harm while benefiting society is called corporate sustainability.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tesla owners’ battery data show it won’t win through chemistry, only a better factory

Quartz, feat. UMEI Senior Battery Laboratory Manager Greg Less

Tesla fans love data as much as their cars. A few hundred recently banded together to share data on their cars’ battery performance.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Algae in the gas tank? U of M researchers study problems holding back algal biofuel

Michigan Radio, feat. Brad Cardinale

For years, scientists have been developing ways to put algae in your gas tank. It works, but we're still a long way from buying algal biofuel at the pump.

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been experimenting with methods that could improve the fuel's long-term prospects.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Energy Systems Analysis. We seek a scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the energy systems analysis field.

Friday, June 22, 2018

What if U.S. fuel economy standards went away?

Ensia, feat. John DeCicco

On March 15, 2017, U.S. president Donald Trump addressed carmakers at a newly constructed test track for self-driving cars and other mobility technology, the American Center for Mobility, in Willow Run, Michigan. “We’re going to work on the CAFE standards so you can make cars in America again,” he said.

Friday, June 15, 2018

A look inside University of Michigan's off-grid, straw-bale building

MLive, feat. Joe Trumpey

A building constructed out of posts and beams milled from local trees damaged during storms now holds up the University of Michigan's first student-built, off-the-grid building.

Friday, June 08, 2018

A new round of seed funding from the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project (MMPP) will allow exploration of projects aimed at improving radiation detection, laboratory research, and healthcare imaging. 

Friday, June 08, 2018

After years of green promises, automakers renege on emissions standards

Yale Environment 360, by John DeCicco