The demand for economically and environmentally-sound energy solutions is urgent and global.

Projects

  • University of Michigan Energy Survey

    A collaboration between the Energy Institute (and Institute for Social Research, the U-M Energy Survey is a rigorously designed, highly objective survey of Americans’ attitudes about energy.

    University of Michigan Energy Survey

    A collaboration between the Energy Institute (and Institute for Social Research, the U-M Energy Survey is a rigorously designed, highly objective survey of Americans’ attitudes about energy.

  • University of Michigan Battery Lab

    The Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility enables industry and university researchers to develop cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.

    University of Michigan Battery Lab

    The Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility enables industry and university researchers to develop cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.

  • Global CO2 Initiative

    As global CO2 emissions continue to accelerate, a diverse set of solutions is critical to reduce, reverse and remove carbon dioxide emissions to prevent further atmospheric warming.

    Global CO2 Initiative

    As global CO2 emissions continue to accelerate, a diverse set of solutions is critical to reduce, reverse and remove carbon dioxide emissions to prevent further atmospheric warming.

News

  • Energy in the News: Friday, January 11

    01/11/19

    Mark your calendars for Lauren Knapp’s January 25 postdoctoral seminar, The answer is blowin’ in the wind: Do American attitudes on energy and economic willingness to pay for renewables reflect behavioral outcomes? A paper authored by Chris Scheuer, Gregory A Keoleian, and Peter Reppe- Life cycle energy and environmental performance…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, January 4

    01/04/19

    Happy New Year from all of us at the Energy Institute! –Energy Economics Weekly Briefing: Check out and download the 2019 Energy Institute Energy Economics calendar, created by Economics student Mitch Mead and UMEI’s Ellen Hughes-Cromwick. Mark your calendars: Postdoctoral Seminar: The answer is blowin’ in the wind: Whether Americans’…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, December 21

    12/21/18

    Energy in the News will be on hiatus for the next two weeks. Happy Holidays, everyone! ARPA-E announces $21 million for second, third OPEN+ cohorts Check out these SEAS lightning talks scheduled for: January 18, 2019–Conservation + Restoration hosted by Inés Ibáñez (SEAS) and Deborah Goldberg (LSA EEB) February 4,…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, December 14

    12/14/18

    Congratulations to Jing Sun, who has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Fellows are named inventors on U.S. patents, nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation. See the full list here. Greg Keoleian is a listed author on a new Science paper, Global carbon…

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Faculty in the News

Jonathan Overpeck

There are multiple reasons why wildfires are getting more severe and destructive, but climate change tops the list, notwithstanding claims to the contrary by President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. According to the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment, released on Nov. 23, higher temperatures and earlier snowmelt are extending the fire season in western states. By 2050, according to the report, the area that burns yearly in the West could be two to six times larger than today.

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