An expert on energy and environmental law, Michael Wara’s research focuses on climate and electricity policy. Professor Wara’s current scholarship lies at the intersection between environmental law, energy law, international relations, atmospheric science, and technology policy. Professor Wara was formerly a geochemist and climate scientist and has published work on the history of the El Niño/La Niña system and its response to changing climates, especially those warmer than today.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014
Innovations that increase energy storage for lithium-ion batteries enhance their reliability and degradation management. But higher-energy densities can also compromise lithium battery safety and thus require further research. The Fifth Annual Battery Safety conference addresses key safety challenges of lithium batteries and technologies for improvement.
The Erb Institute C-Suite Speaker Series brings CEOs and nonprofit leaders to campus to share sustainability strategies and to demonstrate how these strategies help their organization to manage risks and leverage new opportunities. C-Suite Series events typically feature a public lecture followed by a small group hands-on workshop.
Michigan is playing a central role in the development of new energy industries. What upcoming job opportunities are developing from these new companies? What educational opportunities are available, or in development, to prepare people for these jobs? Join us for a discussion of these issues including the latest labor market information from the State of Michigan.
Oil and gas development has increased substantially in the United States over the past decade, largely associated with shale resources. This increase has important implications for local government’s financial capacity to provide quality services to citizens. This talk will provide an overview of the major revenues and service demands (i.e.