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Friday, December 23, 2016

New chemical manufacturing institute to streamline production

Michigan Engineering News

The University of Michigan is joining the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) in a manufacturing institute dedicated to improving the efficiency of the chemical industry. The institute is charged with reducing the energy required and the waste generated in making chemical products – from fuels to paper to toothpaste.

Monday, December 19, 2016

To download a Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Seed Grant application form, click here

The University of Michigan Regents resolved in 1948 that: “...the University of Michigan create a War Memorial Center to explore the ways and means by which the potentialities of atomic energy may become a beneficent influence in the life of man, to be known as the Phoenix Project of the University of Michigan.”

To this end, the Advisory Board of MMPP administers a seed-funding program for research groups developing proposals for external support.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Trump, carbon neutrality and the next phase of business sustainability

The Conversation, feat. Andy Hoffman

The Trump administration appears to be moving in one direction on the issue of climate change with the appointment of climate skeptic Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a transition team led by and stacked with fossil fuel interests.

Friday, December 09, 2016

How will self-driving cars impact Michigan’s future?

CBS Detroit, feat. Huei Peng

Detroit put the world on wheels over 100 years ago. With stiff competition from Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh, China and Japan, will the city and state also be the center of the new autonomous revolution?

And how will this seismic shift to self-driving vehicles impact you and your family?

CBS 62 is proud to present its latest “Eye on the Future” special “Giving Up the Wheel, a Look at our Autonomous Future.”

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

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