The Energy Institute is pleased to announce that, effective July 24, Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick will join the UMEI team as a Senior Economist and Interim Associate Director of Social Science and Policy. Hughes-Cromwick recently completed an appointment as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration.
New way to test self-driving cars could cut 99.9 percent of validation costs
University of Michigan News, feat. Huei Peng
Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready.
The manmade emissions fueling global warming are accumulating so quickly in the atmosphere that climate change could spiral out of control before humanity can take measures drastic enough to cool the earth’s fever, many climate scientists say.
E.P.A. dismisses members of major scientific review board
The New York Times, feat. Joe Arvai
The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research.
On April 28, Rocky Mountain Institute cofounder Amory Lovins stopped by the Energy Institute to visit with faculty and give a talk titled “Astonishing Automotive Futures: Disruptive Designs, Analyses, and Strategies.” If you missed it: