Low-Carbon Electricity

Mar
18
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

It is becoming increasing probable that “negative CO2 emissions” will be required to limit global warming to 2 degrees C. Dr. Ray will discuss this thesis, various approaches to negative CO2 emissions and the scientific challenges associated with these approaches

Friday, January 08, 2016

The problem in the boom in auto sales*

The Washington Post, featuring Michael Sivak

Jan
11
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Please join the Department of Materials Science in welcoming guest speaker Professor Dario R. Dekel, who will talk about Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. 

Dec
15
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Please join us for a presentation on "Geospatial Analysis of Additional Carbon Uptake and U.S. Biofuel Production" by Joonghyeok Heo of the University of Michigan Energy Institute. 

Dec
04
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

MBA teams from national and international top business schools will compete to solve one of the many significant challenges facing the renewable energy industry today. A sound understanding of finance, business strategy, and the energy industry will be required to effectively analyze the case and devise a successful solution.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Learning from others, Michigan considers best options for future fracking

The Conversation

With the rapid rise in hydraulic fracturing activity, numerous government, industry, academic and environmental organizations have rushed to examine the potential benefits and impacts of high-volume hydraulic fracturing. In fact, one review of the available scientific peer-reviewed literature on the impacts of shale gas development found that the bulk, or 73%, of the studies have been published only since January 1 2013.

Sep
10
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Liesl Clark, Founder of 5 Lakes Energy, will moderate a panel including Mark Ferda (McNaughton-McKay), Jeff Irwin (House of Representatives, 53rd District) and Amy Heart (SunRun) on the future of solar in Michigan including the impacts of policy on future jobs. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Three new kinds of battery that just might change the world (feat. Battery Lab Manager Greg Less)

Gizmodo

So, it’s time to ask again: Why aren’t we all driving around in oxygen-powered cars? Well, the chemical reaction that produces energy in these batteries also happens to come with a considerable drawback. As it interacts with the oxygen, the aluminum degrades over time. It’s a type of battery called a “primary” cell, which means current only flows one way, from the anode to the cathode. That means they can’t be recharged. Instead, the batteries have to be swapped out and recycled after running down.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Titled "Increasing Michigan's renewable energy portfolio is a no-risk strategy customers would embrace," Barteau's piece is excerpted below. 

It's time for our Legislature to listen to the people about renewable energy.

That may sound like a Tea Party battle cry. Far from it. It's time for the legislature to ignore interest groups and listen to what consumers are saying about renewable energy.

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