Policy and Social Impact

Apr
26
3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Please join the Graham Institute for a special seminar and discussion at the University of Michigan Water Center.

Apr
04
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Power Dialog will engage approximately 10,000 students in face-to-face dialog with state-level regulators and policy experts in all fifty states. The topic? What is Michigan doing to support the U.S. Climate Commitment in Paris.

Apr
06
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Erb Institute and School of Natural Resources welcomes Paul Slovic for a very special guest lecture. 

Feb
24
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Each year floods affect nearly 250 million people, exceed $90 billion in economic losses, and pose public health risks to developed and developing cities. In order to better assess risks, models of flooding that rely on modern information about urban environments are needed. 

Apr
07
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please come join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor.

Mar
03
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please come join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor. 

Mar
16
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please join the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Department in welcoming guest speaker Mr. Daniel Raimi, Research Specialist: Energy, Technology, Policy and Economics, The University of Michigan Energy Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jan
21
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us to hear about what happened at COP21 from U-M student delegates who went to Paris! 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Consumers feel their home energy costs would have to more than double before they had to use less or reduce other expenses to compensate, according to a new index created by the University of Michigan's Energy Institute and released today. The university's energy affordability indices are modeled on U-M's Survey of Consumers, and like their progenitor, the surveys ask questions of consumers about how much their own bills for things like gasoline, electricity, and home heating would have to rise before they became unaffordable. The energy surveys, which canvassed 3,400 Americans over two years, found that throughout the survey period, even consumers in the lower third of the income scale would have to see their home energy costs double before costs broke the bank. The survey also looked at gasoline prices and found that consumers would not find it unaffordable to fill their tanks unless pump prices more than doubled to $5.50 a gallon.

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