News & Events


  • 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.”

  • 06/21/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 21

    Next week we’re co-hosting a Charging Forward Electric Vehicle (EV) workshop in downtown Ann Arbor. Speakers will talk about the future of e-mobility, the status of electrification in Ann Arbor and provide an overview of incentive programs designed to help local businesses get EV chargers installed.

  • 06/14/19

    As Trump Touts Ethanol, Scientists Question the Fuel’s Climate Claims

    “There are peer-reviewed papers that dispute each other on all sides of the issue,” said John DeCicco of the University of Michigan whose research, including some supported by the oil industry, has said the greenhouse gas benefits of ethanol are negligible.

  • 06/14/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, June 14

    The Energy Institute is co-hosting a Charging Forward Workshop on Thursday, June 27th at Ann Arbor SPARK. At the event, businesses can learn more about installing electric vehicle charging stations. Do you know a company that might be interested? Click here to share.