July 31, 2021

greenhouse gas

  1. July 16, 2021

    Central Power Plant expansion cleaning, testing begins July 19

    Central Power Plant personnel and contractors will begin cleaning and testing new equipment starting July 19. The process is expected to last up to two weeks, and may generate temporary noise and visible steam at the ground level.

  2. May 4, 2021

    University sourcing electricity from new wind parks

    Approximately half of the purchased electricity for U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will soon come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources, largely due to the launch of three new wind-energy parks.

  3. March 25, 2021

    Regents’ remarks regarding changes in U-M investment strategy

    Remarks of Regent Mark J. Bernstein Last February, at our last in-person board meeting before COVID, this board announced that we would consider our investment policy with regard to fossil fuels. I am deeply grateful to my board colleagues, President Schlissel and everyone, especially our exceptional students and faculty, who participated in the thorough, inclusive…
  4. March 25, 2021

    U-M shifts strategy for natural resources investments

    The university’s investment strategy will focus more on renewable energy, stop investing in certain fossil fuel-based funds and halt direct investments in publicly traded companies that are the largest greenhouse gas contributors.

  5. February 1, 2021

    U-M progressing toward 2025 sustainability goals

    U-M released its annual fact sheet tracking performance toward its 2025 sustainability goals for the Ann Arbor campus, describing progress in most areas while noting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. October 13, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission extends timeline for final report

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending a timeline and pathway for U-M to achieve net zero emissions, plans to release draft recommendations by the end of the fall semester. 

  7. April 30, 2020

    Cutting animal-based food intake could fight greenhouse gases

    Replacing half of all animal-based foods in the U.S. diet with plant-based alternatives could reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions 1.6 billion metric tons by 2030, according to a new study.

  8. February 25, 2020

    Group analyzing U-M food’s role in greenhouse gas reduction

    As part of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, a team of students and faculty is evaluating U-M’s food system with an eye toward quantifying and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  9. February 14, 2020

    Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing

    A new U-M study on washing dishes shows that the manual two-basin method is associated with fewer greenhouse gas emissions than machine dishwashing and the “running tap” method.

  10. April 9, 2019

    U-M to cut emissions through renewable-energy purchase from DTE Energy

    A plan for U-M to buy renewable energy through DTE Energy puts it on track to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and means about half of the Ann Arbor campus’ purchased electricity will come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources.