Policy and Social Impact

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

About the lecture: 

Vivian Thomson will offer an insider’s account of how power is wielded in environmental policy making at the state level. Drawing on her experience as a former member of Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board, she narrates cases in Alexandria, Wise, and Roda that involved coal and air pollution. She identifies a “climate of capitulation” —a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in state air pollution policies. Thomson links Virginia’s climate of capitulation with campaign finance patterns, a state legislature that depends on outsiders for information and bill drafting, and a political culture that tends toward inertia. She extends her analysis to fifteen other coal states and recommends reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utility interests. 

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?"

 

Oct
05
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 5, 2017,

Aug
09
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Top experts from the auto industry, alternative fuel vehicle market, and major utilities are scheduled to participate in discussions about electric vehicle (EV) and natural gas vehicle (NGV) deployment during the upcoming Michigan Technical Conference on Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Jul
19
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Scott Kelley, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Michigan Energy Institute will give a talk on "Spring 2017 Ann Arbor Intercept Travel Survey: Spatial Variation in Travel Behavior and Demand for Connected and Automated Vehicles".

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

11:50AM to 1:00PM

Free NYPD Pizza served at 11:50AM to the first 40 people, talk starts at 12:10PM

Sep
29
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Energy Club at the Ross School of Business proudly presents the 2017 Michigan Ross Energy Conference.

Dec
04
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2017 Theme: Energy + Emissions Contest

Student Challenge: Create a tangible visualization of the amount of carbon emissions created by the University of Michigan in the year 2016: 641,000 metric tons, or 1,413,161,420 pounds, of carbon dioxide. This represents approximately 30% of Ann Arbor’s total emissions footprint. (For more detail about U-M’s GHG emissions, see this report.)

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