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November 2011 
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute's 
Energy Highlights


Podcast: 54.5 MPG by 2025?

Gas PumpsEnergy Institute Research Professor John DeCicco analyzes the impact of new Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards that set a target of 54.5 mpg equivalent for cars and light trucks by 2025.

Putting the brakes on EV range anxiety

DSC_0243Aspiring student entrepreneurs have set their sights on overcoming a major obstacle to the adoption of electric vehicles: range anxiety. Learn their ideas for expanding the network of EV charging stations.

Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Phoenix_color no txt v3The Energy Institute's Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies (PISET) program announces its third round of funding for new, interdisciplinary research in sustainable energy science, technology, and policy.

Download the information sheet or read about current PISET projects.

Support for the future of clean vehicles 

CERC Logo with bannerThe U-M-led U.S./China collaboration on clean vehicle technology took a major step forward this fall with the adoption of intellectual property protections. Earlier this month, the consortium announced new funding opportunities through its joint research program.

Natural gas fracking in Pennsylvania

Gas drill rigA recent U-M study reveals popular support  for natural gas fracking in Pennsylvania, despite concerns raised by environmentalists, legislators and the media over the extraction technique.

Out of the Gate: UM-Dearborn's new Center for Electric Drive Transportation

iStock_000006406892MediumelectcarDepartment of Energy funding for a new graduate studies center at UM-Dearborn that focuses on  electric drive technologies builds on the school's acclaimed graduate programs in automotive systems engineering.  


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