Policy and Social Impact

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This report highlights some notable trends in consumer views about the link between energy use and the environment as observed over the 17 quarterly survey samples analyzed to date, from Fall 2013 through Fall 2017. Not only do a rising number of Americans say that energy use affects the environment “a lot,” but a significantly growing portion of the population believes that global warming is the aspect of the environment most affected by energy use. That’s a view now held by 36% of U.S. consumers, compared to 25% when the survey started in Fall 2013.

Friday, January 12, 2018

This extensive literature review, conducted by a team of Masters students at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, seeks to develop a cost curve for established, demonstrated, and speculative carbon removal methods. This report has been altered and expanded in cooperation with the Energy Institute. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has repeatedly expressed concern over the past year about the reliability of our national electric power grid. On Sept.

Oct
04
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
October 4, 2017 – Museum of Natural History Science Café

“Oil and soil, forces of climate change”

Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Time: Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 PM

Nov
01
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)

CLOSUP Lecture Series

Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation

Vivian E. Thomson, Former Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Politics, University of Virginia

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am

 

Sep
28
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dr. Mark Barteau will give a talk on “Carbon Dioxide Removal and the Beyond Carbon Neutral Initiative”

Thursday, September 28th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Henderson Room at the Michigan League

 
Sep
07
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Energy & Environmental Economics Fall 2017 Seminar Series welcomes Alecia Cassidy  "How does mandatory energy efficiency disclosure affect housing prices?"

 

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