Transportation Policy

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.

Apr
28
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

The Energy Institute is pleased to announce a visit from Amory Lovins, Cofounder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute.

Monday, March 20, 2017

When President Trump traveled to Michigan last week to announce that his administration will reevaluate (and almost certainly weaken) a key environmental achievement of the past decade —new fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks — he alleged that “industry-killing regulations” had contributed to a loss of jobs in the U.S. automobile sector. The truth is, however, that there is no factual basis for the claim that stricter standards have killed jobs. There is, however, abundant evidence that these regulations have saved Americans billions of dollars at the pump, bolstered U.S. energy independence, fostered automotive innovation, and led to major reductions in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Friday, October 28, 2016

TE3 brings economic scholars together with government and industry practitioners to explore transportation and fuel research for energy and environmental policies that will foster progress toward long-term climate protection and business goals. 

Dec
14
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Please join us for a guest lecture that challenges conventional wisdom on policies for reducing vehicle GHG emissions.

Sep
23
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

 The Energy and Environmental Economics Seminar welcomes Sam Stolper for a presentation titled "Competition and Incidence: Automotive Fuel Tax Pass-Through at State Borders." 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The death of a person earlier this year while driving with Autopilot in a Tesla sedan, along with news of more crashes involving Teslas operating in Autopilot, has triggered a torrent of 

Monday, June 13, 2016

If EVs are critical to significantly reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles over the next three decades – and I believe they are – we need to think about ways to appeal to desires and interests not only of consumers, but of public and private institutions with a stake in our energy and transportation systems. In short, we should extol EVs not for their low-carbon virtue, but as a way to create and to satisfy demand in both the electricity and transportation sectors.

May
25
(All day)

The 22nd Annual ARC Program review features a variety of sessions on vehicles, fuels, and simulation, with national and local speakers. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

American consumers have been enjoying Christmas since July – that is, July 2014, when the average price for all grades of gasoline peaked at US$3.75 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration. Since then, prices have declined substantially, as every motorist knows: to $2.90 by Thanksgiving 2014 and to $2.14 as we approach the end of 2015. In many parts of the country, the price of regular gasoline is well below $2 per gallon today.

Energy Information Administration.

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