Energy Policy

Friday, October 28, 2016

TE3 brings economic scholars together with government and industry practitioners to explore transportation and fuel research for energy and environmental policies that will foster progress toward long-term climate protection and business goals. 

Dec
14
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Professor Riley Dunlap speaks on Partisan Polarization on Environmental Protection and Climate Change.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
President…Donald…Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to. On this morning after a stunning election, the first impulse may be to describe the future in apocalyptic phrases. Game over for the climate! Game over for NATO! Game over for the Clean Power Plan! Game over for Planned Parenthood!
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Energy Institute Research Professor John DeCicco’s newly published research in Climatic Change, “Carbon balance effects of U.S. biofuel production and use,” has been covered and discussed in media around the country during the past two weeks. Check out a selection of articles below. 

Biofuels worse for climate change than gasoline, U-M study says

Detroit Free Press

Research Professor John DeCicco
Nov
02
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location details: Annenberg Auditorium 1120, Joan & Sanford Weill Hall

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral.

Contrary to popular belief, the heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas emitted when biofuels are burned is not fully balanced by the CO2 uptake that occurs as the plants grow, according to a study by research professor John DeCicco and co-authors at the U-M Energy Institute.

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