July 31, 2021

renewable energy

  1. 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.

  2. April 12, 2021

    Solar-powered tables provide sustainable outdoor charging

    Two new solar-powered charging tables on the Central and North campuses offer U-M students and other members of the campus community a place to power electronic devices outdoors.

  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. March 18, 2021

    Carbon neutrality commission submits final report and recommendations

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has submitted its final report and recommendations for U-M to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all three campuses.

  6. December 17, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission releases draft recommendations

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, has released its preliminary draft recommendations for public comment through Jan. 26.

  7. February 27, 2020

    New online tool helps Michigan communities plan for renewable energy

    U-M researchers have created a searchable, sortable public database of Michigan zoning ordinances related to siting renewable energy, such as windmill farms and solar panel fields.

  8. 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.

  9. April 9, 2019

    Schlissel discusses complexity of carbon neutrality goals

    President Mark Schlissel answered questions and listened to community members’ concerns Tuesday regarding the university’s effort to achieve carbon neutrality.

  10. February 8, 2019

    How air conditioners could advance a renewable power grid

    A $2.9 million federal grant will help researchers at U-M determine if strategic control of air conditioners could improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the power grid.