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  • 02/08/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, February 8

    Today at 3:30, don’t miss Shelie Miller’s EWRE seminar: Future Scenario Modeling to Evaluate the Environmental Impacts of New Technology Or if nuclear is more your style, check out today’s visitor from LLNL at 4 PM. Congratulations to faculty affiliates Alec Gallimore and Sharon Glotzer, both elected to the National…

  • 02/04/19

    University launches Commission on Carbon Neutrality

    The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the…

  • 02/01/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, February 1

    A note from from Anna: To build connections among us, the Energy Institute is launching a series of focused and informal faculty presentations on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 PM. The theme for the next month is on battery needs for accelerating and decarbonizing emobility. I hope your teaching schedule and other…

  • 01/30/19

    Anna Stefanopoulou talks cold EV batteries in Wired

    “Batteries are like humans,” says Anna Stefanopoulou, director of the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute. They prefer the same sort of temperature range that people do. Anything below 40 or above 115 degrees Fahrenheit and they’re not going to deliver their peak performance. They like to be around 60 to…

  • 01/18/19

    Watch: Battery Safety testing and the U-M battery Lab

    Don’t try this at home: This nail penetration test was designed as a control to show the violence of a catastrophic battery failure when not properly contained. This test was conducted for an external Battery Lab customer designing battery safety products. The automatic “nail” piercing the battery cell is one…

  • 01/11/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, January 11

    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…

  • 01/04/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, January 4

    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’…

  • 12/21/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, December 21

    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,…

  • 12/14/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, December 14

    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…

  • 12/07/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, December 7

    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,…