Monday, February 29, 2016 to Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.This conference and technology showcase is valuable for current and prospective ARPA-E recipients, and is a great opportunity to network with program managers from the various research agencies (not just at the Department of Energy).
Recent advances in cloud computing and wireless communications have enabled new means by which to process and respond to data in real time. Robust enterprise-scale platforms built for the Internet of Things (IoT) integrate these advances to connect internet-enabled sensors and actuators with powerful web-based tools to not only capture and store measurements, but also immediately process and visualize data. While powerful and scalable, these platforms have yet to be widely adopted by the hydrologic community, where the value of real-time data impacts both scientists and decision makers.
Each year floods affect nearly 250 million people, exceed $90 billion in economic losses, and pose public health risks to developed and developing cities. In order to better assess risks, models of flooding that rely on modern information about urban environments are needed.
Free pizza, students welcome: The Energy Institute welcomes Dr. David Mooney, Director of NREL’s Strategic Policy Analysis Center for a lunch seminar on Wednesday, February 24th. The talk title is “NREL: Renewable Energy Technology, Market, and Policy Analysis at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory” and will be held in the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory, 2301 Bonisteel (between Nuclear Engineering and Duderstadt).
Please join the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and members of the local energy community for an evening of light refreshments and stimulating conversation on Michigan's Clean Power Plan. Speakers: Steve Kulesia, Michigan Public Service Commission, Douglas Jester, 5 Lakes Energy and Michael DiRamio, ICF International.
Please join the Department of Mechanical Engineering in welcoming guest speaker Professor Ravi Prasher, Director, Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, together with Advanced Energy Economy, Ceres, the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and the World Resources Institute are hosting a one-day conference Corporate Pathways to Advanced Energy: The Growth of Market Demand for Clean Energy Solutions on February 2, 2016 at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The conference will bring together thought leaders from the world’s most dynamic corporations who are investing in advanced energy projects across the globe.
In-depth economic analysis of automotive fuel taxes will demonstrate variation in local market conditions drives significant heterogeneity in pass-through. Ignoring this can lead to mistaken conclusions about the distributional impacts of energy taxes.