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

Projects

  • Transportation Energy & Climate Analysis

    The Transportation Energy and Climate Analysis project examines strategies — both technology options and public policies — for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the sector.

    Transportation Energy & Climate Analysis

    The Transportation Energy and Climate Analysis project examines strategies — both technology options and public policies — for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the sector.

  • 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.

  • Fastest Path to Zero

    The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative was founded in 2019 when the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious climate goals in Michigan and across the nation.

    Fastest Path to Zero

    The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative was founded in 2019 when the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious climate goals in Michigan and across the nation.

News

  • Energy in the News: Friday, August 2

    08/02/19

    According to new research from Steve Skerlos, pulling carbon dioxide out of the air using a technology called “direct air capture,” or DAC, will not be the silver bullet for curbing climate change that some hoped it would be.  Don’t miss Ellen Hughes-Cromwick’s latest energy economics briefing where she reviews…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, July 26

    07/26/19

    Our summer UROP students are wrapping up their summer research fellowships. Next Wednesday (7/31) they will present at the Summer Research Symposium.   Don’t miss The University Record’s story on U-M’s Solar Car Team. In mid-October, the team will race through the Australian outback, competing against more than 40 teams from…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, July 19

    07/19/19

    Registration is now open for our 6th Annual Conference on Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) on Friday, October 18 at Rackham Graduate School.  TE3 brings together international experts from the academic, business and public policy communities for high-level, economically grounded discussions about timely issues facing the transportation sector…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, July 12

    07/12/19

    This week, five U-M teams presented at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Colorado including teams led by: Anna Stefanopolou, Jeff Sakamoto, Jing Sun, Huei Ping. Related: Don’t miss this article in WIRED that talks about an ARPA-E funded hybrid-electric vehicle project the Energy Institute is involved with. 

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Faculty in the News

John DeCicco

In its anti-regulatory zeal, the Trump administration is moving to weaken vehicle fuel efficiency standards so much that even U.S. carmakers are balking, writes Energy Institute Research Professor, John DeCicco in an opinion in Yale Environment 360.

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