News & Events


  • 09/12/19

    As Electric School Buses Roll, the Energy Institute Will Analyze the Data

    The State of Michigan today hosted a rollout ceremony for the first of 17 all-electric school buses that will soon start serving children across the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and representatives of the seven school districts to receive the buses were on hand for the event along with Liesl Clark,…

  • 09/11/19

    Energy Leaders & Luminaries Seminar Series

    Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Cummins, Inc., will visit campus on September 13 to discuss how industry applies innovation with impact to create the most advanced technologies and products that directly improve climate change and air quality.

  • 08/02/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, August 2

    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…

  • 07/26/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 26

    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…

  • 07/19/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 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…

  • 07/12/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 12

    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. 

  • 07/05/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 5

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

  • 06/28/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 28

    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.

  • 06/26/19

    Ore. debacle spotlights enduring divisions on climate

    “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.

  • 06/21/19

    Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines

    “What we’re seeing is a tale of two climate nations,” said Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. “The split has become much more pronounced in recent years.”