Living and Design

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. 

Sep
07
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Energy & Environmental Economics Fall 2017 Seminar Series welcomes Alecia Cassidy  "How does mandatory energy efficiency disclosure affect housing prices?"

 

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

Apr
10
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please join the Students for Clean Energy in a panel discussion featuring U-M faculty and the City of Ann Arbor Energy Commission.  Free Pizza!  Open to all.  
 
Mar
13
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Come join and discuss environmental, economic, and social influence of the Dakota Access Pipeline with esteemed and knowledgeable faculty.

 

Mar
13
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Come join and discuss environmental, economic, and social influence of the Dakota Access Pipeline with esteemed and knowledgeable faculty.

 

Feb
08
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 Riordan Frost, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Public Administration at the American University will speak on "How Green is Your State? Constructing a modern state environmental index".

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