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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 same goal.

The U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, and its advisory panels, will bring together the U-M community and regional partners to develop recommendations for reducing U-M’s carbon emissions to levels that are environmentally sustainable, achieved in a fiscally responsible manner, and in the context of its mission of education, research, service and patient care.

The scope of the charge to the advisory committee to the president spans the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses, and includes, but is not limited to, carbon emissions and sequestration; energy sourcing; technology development and policy change; facilities, operations and mobility; and behavioral change.

Energy Institute Faculty Affiliates Stephen Forrest and Jennifer Haverkamp lead the commission; UMEI faculty also on the team include Energy Institute Director Anna Stefanopoulou, Greg Keoleian, Jonathan Overpeck, and Barry Rabe.

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