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  • 08/03/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, August 3

    Trump administration unveils its plan to relax car pollution rules The New York Times, feat. John DeCicco The Trump administration on Thursday put forth its long-awaited proposal to freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars, significantly weakening one of President Barack Obama’s signature policies to combat global warming. The proposed…

  • 07/27/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 27

    5 things to watch as the Trump administration weakens car rules Scientific American, feat. John DeCicco With the Trump administration set to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks, a chasm is opening between red and blue states. EPA is expected to propose a rule in the…

  • 07/20/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 20

    When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story The Conversation, feat. Tom Lyon Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or fund clean water supplies in developing countries. This emphasis…

  • 07/13/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, July 13

    Tesla owners’ battery data show it won’t win through chemistry, only a better factory Quartz, feat. UMEI Senior Battery Laboratory Manager Greg Less Tesla fans love data as much as their cars. A few hundred recently banded together to share data on their cars’ battery performance. A massive Google spreadsheet…

  • 06/29/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 29

    Algae in the gas tank? U of M researchers study problems holding back algal biofuel Michigan Radio, feat. Brad Cardinale For years, scientists have been developing ways to put algae in your gas tank. It works, but we’re still a long way from buying algal biofuel at the pump. Researchers…

  • 06/22/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 22

    What if U.S. fuel economy standards went away? Ensia, feat. John DeCicco On March 15, 2017, U.S. president Donald Trump addressed carmakers at a newly constructed test track for self-driving cars and other mobility technology, the American Center for Mobility, in Willow Run, Michigan. “We’re going to work on the…

  • 06/15/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 15

    A look inside University of Michigan’s off-grid, straw-bale building MLive, feat. Joe Trumpey A building constructed out of posts and beams milled from local trees damaged during storms now holds up the University of Michigan’s first student-built, off-the-grid building. The building, raised by students of UM professor Joe Trumpey on…

  • 06/08/18

    Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project awards $75,000 in nuclear research seed funding

    A new round of seed funding from the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project (MMPP) will allow exploration of projects aimed at improving radiation detection, laboratory research, and healthcare imaging. Phoenix Project seed grants are an outgrowth of the MMPP’s original mission, established in 1948, that: “…the University of Michigan create a…

  • 06/08/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 8

    After years of green promises, automakers renege on emissions standards Yale Environment 360, by John DeCicco When General Motors CEO Mary Barra recently affirmed a commitment to “a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion,” she echoed similar statements from the company’s executives over the years. Back in…

  • 06/01/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 1

    What is the future of Michigan’s energy infrastructure? Michigan Radio, feat. Sarah Mills Utility companies are shutting down some of their older, less efficient coal-burning power plants. To generate the electricity to replace those old plants, utilities have to decide whether to build more coal-fired plant or go with natural…