News & Events


  • 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…

  • 01/14/20

    Earth Day at 50

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, first held in 1970, and the University of Michigan’s Earth Day at 50 initiative is organizing campus-wide activities to celebrate this formative event in the history of sustainability and continue its crucial mission. Numerous events are planned at U-M and…

  • 12/08/19

    Nobel Symposium 2019

    Presented by the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems, this afternoon symposium on Tuesday, December 10, will feature eight U-M faculty members discussing the work, impact and personality of this year’s seven Nobel Laureates. Students are encouraged to attend this free event, which is also open to the public….

  • 11/30/19

    Energy Rebound Effect of Connected & Automated Vehicles

    On Thursday December 5, associate professor Ming Xu will give a talk on how future connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) might “backfire” in terms of energy consumption. Modeling studies by Xu and his doctoral student Morteza Taiebat show that even though CAVs offer efficiency gains, the resulting convenience and personal…