Energy Policy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This October, a large leak was discovered at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in northwest Los Angeles.

Feb
11
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

Monday, December 07, 2015

On November 30, as the Paris international climate conference was getting underway, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a long-overdue update of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. Originally established in 2005 and then greatly expanded by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the RFS mandates increasing use of ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels in America's cars and trucks.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the International Monetary Fund’s December 2015 issue of Finance and DevelopmentCatherine Hausman co-authors “The Power of the Atom” with Lucas Davis.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Coal powered much of the industrial revolution and continues to fuel economic growth in developing nations, including China and India.

Dec
08
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Divest and Invest Campaign from the University of Michigan welcomes a five-member panel to discuss COP21 outcomes.

Nov
12
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join us for a panel discussion on fracking with Professor Adam Simon, Professor Brian Ellis, and Research Specialist Daniel Raimi. 

Friday, November 06, 2015

President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline was virtually a foregone conclusion well before he announced it.

Just as the prolonged debate about the pipeline was far more a matter of symbolism than substance, so too are the likely consequences of this decision.

At the same time, investment in energy infrastructure of all kinds remains a critical need. Reducing the environmental and climate impacts from energy will require significant investment in fossil fuel and carbon-free energy sources.

Mark Barteau, Director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Panel debate over emissions doesn't follow partisan lines

E&E News

It was an unusual scenario, to say the least.

Republican lawmakers yesterday needled witnesses on the nuances and intricacies of carbon accounting for biofuels -- models created to showcase how well the fuels performed as a tool for averting climate change.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The United States is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, but the country’s fleet of nearly 100 reactors is showing its age.

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