Clean Transportation

Oct
04
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

CLOSUP Lecture Series

Carbon Pricing Canada Style: Pricing carbon in a post-Paris, post-Trump era

Erick Lachapelle, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pmAdd to Calendar

Location: 

Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom 1110

 

Oct
04
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
October 4, 2017 – Museum of Natural History Science Café

“Oil and soil, forces of climate change”

Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Time: Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 PM

Nov
01
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)

CLOSUP Lecture Series

Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation

Vivian E. Thomson, Former Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Politics, University of Virginia

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am

About the lecture: 

Vivian Thomson will offer an insider’s account of how power is wielded in environmental policy making at the state level. Drawing on her experience as a former member of Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board, she narrates cases in Alexandria, Wise, and Roda that involved coal and air pollution. She identifies a “climate of capitulation” —a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in state air pollution policies. Thomson links Virginia’s climate of capitulation with campaign finance patterns, a state legislature that depends on outsiders for information and bill drafting, and a political culture that tends toward inertia. She extends her analysis to fifteen other coal states and recommends reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utility interests. 

Aug
09
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Top experts from the auto industry, alternative fuel vehicle market, and major utilities are scheduled to participate in discussions about electric vehicle (EV) and natural gas vehicle (NGV) deployment during the upcoming Michigan Technical Conference on Alternative Fuel Vehicles.

Jul
19
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Scott Kelley, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Michigan Energy Institute will give a talk on "Spring 2017 Ann Arbor Intercept Travel Survey: Spatial Variation in Travel Behavior and Demand for Connected and Automated Vehicles".

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

11:50AM to 1:00PM

Free NYPD Pizza served at 11:50AM to the first 40 people, talk starts at 12:10PM

May
31
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

What is the future of diesel engines in the face of growing pressures to reduce CO2 while holding health-harming pollutants to ever-lower levels? Dr. Johnson will discuss diesel technology for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles and address the competition among gasoline and diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and electric vehicles as advanced propulsion solutions.

Dec
04
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2017 Theme: Energy + Emissions Contest

Student Challenge: Create a tangible visualization of the amount of carbon emissions created by the University of Michigan in the year 2016: 641,000 metric tons, or 1,413,161,420 pounds, of carbon dioxide. This represents approximately 30% of Ann Arbor’s total emissions footprint. (For more detail about U-M’s GHG emissions, see this report.)

Dec
14
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Please join us for a guest lecture that challenges conventional wisdom on policies for reducing vehicle GHG emissions.

Sep
23
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

 The Energy and Environmental Economics Seminar welcomes Sam Stolper for a presentation titled "Competition and Incidence: Automotive Fuel Tax Pass-Through at State Borders." 

Monday, June 13, 2016

If EVs are critical to significantly reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles over the next three decades – and I believe they are – we need to think about ways to appeal to desires and interests not only of consumers, but of public and private institutions with a stake in our energy and transportation systems. In short, we should extol EVs not for their low-carbon virtue, but as a way to create and to satisfy demand in both the electricity and transportation sectors.

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