Sustainability

Monday, December 07, 2015

This week, leaders from about 150 nations have come together in Paris for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, with the goal of taking international action to limit carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

A delegation of 10 U-M faculty members and students are attending the U.N. conference, including participants from the School of Information, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the College of Engineering and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Dec
10
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 

The students in EARTH/ENVIRON 380 found that the answer is yes.  Students will present details on how U-M can become fully powered by renewable energy sources.  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Should the US end the ethanol mandate?

Wall Street Journal, feat. John DeCicco

The Renewable Fuel Standard, otherwise known as the ethanol mandate, requires refiners to blend an increasing amount of biofuels into the U.S. gasoline supply each year.

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.

Nov
04
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Joe Trumpey, a professor in the School of Art & Design and the School of Natural Resources will discuss the sustainability issues related to the house, farming, and energy storage.

Beyond Carbon Neutral is a major new initiative to develop technologies, programs and policies to raise the rate at which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. Visit beyondcarbonneutral.org for full project details.

Oct
29
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. He is the author of the Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling book Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.

 

 

Friday, October 02, 2015

ANN ARBOR—The opening of the University of Michigan Energy Institute's Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility, or Battery Lab, today further expands the Midwest's rapidly growing battery research and manufacturing capabilities.

The open-access lab will provide space to build and test battery concepts while fully protecting the intellectual property of its users. The lab's capabilities have already attracted global user interest from startups, established corporations and academics.

Sep
23
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Jocelyn Leitzinger, Dow Post-Doctoral Research Fellow from the Erb Institute and Energy Institutes. 

Friday, September 04, 2015

Michigan announces state-based strategy to comply with Clean Power Plan

More than half of Michigan’s renewable energy capacity would not count towards its carbon-reduction goals under the federal Clean Power Plan, state officials said today.

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