Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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. 

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Friday, June 23, 2017

Survey: Most Americans believe strongly in climate change

Wisconsin Public Radio, feat. Barry Rabe

A new University of Michigan survey suggests most Americans don’t just believe in climate change; they’re sure of it.

"People are becoming somewhat more concerned over time," said Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. "And are also locking into their positions much more."

Friday, June 16, 2017

Remarks on U-M’s commitment to environmental sustainability at June 15, 2017 Board of Regents Meeting

U-M Office of the President, feat the Beyond Carbon Neutral Project

[Remarks made upon appointment of Jonathan Overpeck as dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at U-M Board of Regents Meeting]

Thank you, Interim Provost Courant, for the terrific job you’ve done to recruit these outstanding individuals to lead our schools.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

To our faculty: 

Some of you may have seen the link in this morning's U-M News Clips from the VP of Communications to a Bloomberg story about U-M's endowment investment increase in fossil energy. If you did not see it, here’s a link to the Bloomberg article on the subject:

Friday, June 09, 2017

To slow climate change, India joins the renewable energy revolution

The Conversation, feat. Arun Agrawal

Friday, June 02, 2017

Trump to pull US out of Paris climate agreement: U-M experts respond

University of Michigan News, feat. Barry Rabe, Richard Rood, Mark Barteau, Daniel Raimi, Joe Arvai and Andrew Hoffman

Friday, June 02, 2017

Schneider Electric (Jean-Pascal Tricoire)

Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire says that running a business which is environmentally friendly is a "question of good economic sense."

Watch video

BP (Bob Dudley)

Friday, May 26, 2017

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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Focus on carbon removal a ‘high-stakes gamble’

Climate Central, feat. John DeCicco

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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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.

Friday, May 05, 2017

EPA in the Crosshairs

Ann Arbor Observer, feat. John DeCicco and Brad Cardinale

When he ran for president, Donald Trump vowed to "get rid" of the Environmental Protection Agency. By the time he was done, he said, there would be only "little tidbits left."

Monday, May 01, 2017

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:

Watch the video here

View and download the slides from this talk here