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, 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. 

  • Energy in the News: Friday, July 5

    07/05/19

    A weekly digest of news and events from the University of Michigan Energy Institute

  • Energy in the News: Friday, June 28

    06/28/19

    On Thursday, we co-hosted an electric vehicle (EV) workshop with local businesses to talk about the incentives of installing charging stations on-site. Andy LaBarre from the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber kicked off the event by welcoming the crowd and sharing the business perks of EV chargers.

  • Ore. debacle spotlights enduring divisions on climate

    06/26/19

    “Even in states without substantial fossil fuel reserves, even in states with Democratic majorities, it is not easy to do any of this policy work,” said Barry Rabe, a professor at the University of Michigan who studies state climate policy.

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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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