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, 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…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, December 7

    12/07/18

    Reminder: We’d love Energy Institute faculty affiliates to join our visitors from our Advisory Board for a reception on Thursday, December 13 from 3:30-5:00PM, one the first floor of the Institute at 2301 Bonisteel Blvd. (The sign out front reads: Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project.) There will be remarks at 4:00PM,…

  • Energy in the News: Friday, November 30

    11/30/18

    A fond farewell to Bruno Vanzieleghem, Energy Institute Assistant Director of Operations, who is departing after over 20 years (counting his student days) at the University of Michigan. He has been a key figure at the Institute since its relaunch, and has been integral to the Battery Lab’s launch and…

  • Energy in the News: Wednesday, November 21

    11/21/18

    A couple reminders, so these events don’t sneak up on you after the break: November 30: Our own Ellen Hughes-Cromwick is part of the slate of speakers scheduled for the 2018 Nobel Symposium at the LSA Center for Complex Systems; she’ll be discussing the work of Prize recipients William D….

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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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