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Monday, December 05, 2016

On December 1-2, the Ross Energy Club at the Ross School of Business hosted its Renewable Energy Case Competition, this year focusing on start-up ideas that could take advantage of New York’s post Hurricane Sandy Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Why automakers keep beating government standards

Scientific American, feat. John DeCicco

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

“Global tragedy” to come if Trump pulls back on climate change efforts, U of M expert says

Michigan Radio, feat. Mark Barteau

Energy policy will change under the new administration and state policies in places such as Michigan are more likely to look like Trump policies than Obama polices. That's the opinion of Mark A. Barteau, the director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.

Friday, November 25, 2016

“Global tragedy” to come if Trump pulls back on climate change efforts, U of M expert says

Michigan Radio, feat. Mark Barteau

Energy policy will change under the new administration and state policies in places such as Michigan are more likely to look like Trump policies than Obama polices. That's the opinion of Mark A. Barteau, the director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.

Friday, November 18, 2016

How will President Trump treat the Great Lakes?

MLive, feat. Mark Barteau

What does a Donald Trump Administration mean for the Great Lakes?

Academics, legislators, scientists, environmental groups and citizens are pondering the breadth and depth of that question following the American electorate's decision to make the New York businessman president.

Friday, November 11, 2016

What President Trump means for the future of energy and climate

The Conversation, feat. Mark Barteau

President…Donald…Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to. On this morning after a stunning election, the first impulse may be to describe the future in apocalyptic phrases. Game over for the climate! Game over for NATO! Game over for the Clean Power Plan! Game over for Planned Parenthood!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
President…Donald…Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to. On this morning after a stunning election, the first impulse may be to describe the future in apocalyptic phrases. Game over for the climate! Game over for NATO! Game over for the Clean Power Plan! Game over for Planned Parenthood!
Friday, November 04, 2016

How Detroit's climate change activists are using science to plan for a warmer city

Model D, feat. Tony Reames

Friday, October 28, 2016

Will US energy policy push fossil fuels or renewable energy? Six essential reads

The Conversation, feat. John DeCicco

The United States is blessed with many energy resources: huge fossil fuels reserves and substantial renewable energy potential, from offshore wind to geothermal power. It’s also a signatory to the Paris Agreement on climate change and has committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent compared to 2005 levels by 2025.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Relying on future tech to suck up carbon is rolling the dice with the planet

Grist, feat. John DeCicco

Removing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming from becoming catastrophic may be a fool’s game amounting to a “moral hazard par excellence,” according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Science.

Nobody knows if atmospheric carbon removal — known as negative emissions — will work, and it could delay critical cuts to emissions while tacitly giving people license to pollute, the paper says.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dendrites, whiskers of lithium that grow inside batteries and can cause fires like those in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, are the bane of next-generation lithium batteries.

While they usually spread under cover of darkness in a closed cell, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan has spied on them by cutting a window in a battery and filming the dendrites as they grew (the battery they probed was a next-generation lithium metal battery, and not the lithium ion type used in commercial cell phones and other consumer electronics).

Friday, October 14, 2016

Provost appoints transition team for new school

U-M University Record

A faculty team will be responsible for planning the transition to a new school at the University of Michigan that will address global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society.

Provost Martha Pollack has charged the New School Faculty Transition Team with developing a set of recommendations to guide the inaugural dean in building a new type of school.

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