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  • 06/25/20

    Responding to the Crisis and the Climate Challenge

    On Wednesday July 1 at 11:oo am, ThirdWay is hosting a webinar on “Responding to the Crisis: Climate and the 2020 Campaign,” featuring Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other political luminaries. This event is part of an interactive web panel series on how policymakers and thought leaders can continue to…

  • 06/01/20

    Accounting for the Fuel Efficiency of Connected Vehicles

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic showed us how telecommuting can radically reduce driving and associated emissions, it will constrain using car-shared services and buses. The fuel efficiency of personally owned passenger vehicles is again going to be extremely critical for climate protection and energy security. Connectivity can provide the information needed…

  • 04/06/20

    DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) will hold its 2020 Annual Merit Review (AMR) virtually on June 1-4, 2020. Visit the AMR webpage for more information and registration. The Annual Merit Review is a key event each year at VTO, which is one of the Sustainable…

  • 04/02/20

    Wishes for staying healthy

    We at the U-M Energy Institute hope that all of our colleagues and affiliates are staying safe and healthy in this difficult time. Like many units, UMEI is working remotely under the University of Michigan’s guidelines following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. We are planning the coming year’s…

  • 02/27/20

    Energy-related events as we approach Earth Day at 50

    This year is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, first held in 1970, and U-M has a wide range of events planned. Everyone should check out the special Earth Day at 50 website that U-M has set up for the occasion. Activities shift into high gear right after…

  • 02/25/20

    Teach-in on auto efficiency

    UMEI’s John DeCicco hosted a panel of experts for a teach-in on Automobile Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities for Addressing a Major Part of CO2 Emissions. This event was held on Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, at the School of Public Health as part of the Commemorative Week of…

  • 02/21/20

    Organic electronics for a sustainable planet

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 4:30 pm in Rackham Amphitheater, Stephen Forrest will give the Henry Russel Lecture, reflecting his receipt of the University of Michigan’s highest honor for senior faculty members. He will speak on “Carbon vs. carbon dioxide: Using carbon-based (organic) electronics for a more sustainable planet,”…

  • 02/18/20

    Climate policy discussions featuring Karl Hausker of the World Resources Institute

    On Thursday and Friday, February 20-21, 2020, the University of Michigan is hosting Senior Fellow Karl Hausker of the World Resources Institute (WRI) for a set of discussions and meetings on climate policy. Dr. Hausker leads the analysis and modeling of climate mitigation, electricity market design and the social cost of…

  • 02/13/20

    Trump’s Weaker Fuel Efficiency Rules May Lead to a Dead End

    Last April, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, proclaimed at an auto show here that he would soon roll back President Barack Obama’s stringent fuel efficiency standards. That, the administration contends, would unleash the muscle of the American auto industry. It would also virtually wipe away the government’s…

  • 01/27/20

    The Economics of Carbon Neutrality at the University of Michigan

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality is developing recommendations for reaching U-M’s stated goal of achieving carbon neutrality in keeping with the scientific recognition of just how urgent it is for the world to greatly slash CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the big questions to be answered…