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Battery-free IoT Steam Trap Sensors Powered by Heat

U-M startup Everactive pilots 40 steam trap sensors that will help with identifying problems with energy inefficiencies like steam loss and degrading motors. May 29, 2020. #5mins #Engineering #video #CollegeofEngineering #Technology #Science #Energy ​


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BP paid a steep price for the Gulf oil spill but for the US a decade later, it’s business as usual

Michigan Law professor David M. Uhlman discusses the BP oil spill and the lack of awareness Americans still have for reducing the nation's dependence on fossil fuels. April 23, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #EnvironmentandSustainability ...


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Making Wind Power More Predictable: A Q&A with Eunshin Byon

Michigan Engineering Industrial and Operations Assistant Professor Eunshin Byon develops a model to make wind power more predictable, in order to help energy companies set up wind turbines more efficiently. April 23, 2020. #5mins #Engineering #web-article ...


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Farmers Harvesting the Benefits of Wind Energy

Ford School's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy senior project manager Sarah Mills discusses the financial benefits farmers will gain from hosting wind turbines, even if it means taking out initial loans. March 5, 2020. # #PublicPolicy #web-article ...


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Tips for Extending the Lifetime of Lithium-Ion Batteries

U-M Center for Sustainable Systems at the School for Environment and Sustainability Director Greg Keoleian and colleagues provide useful tips on how to improve the lifespan of lithium ion batteries, such as those in your cell phone or electric car. February 17, 2020. # ...


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Q&A: Bret Kugelmass, Energy Impact Center

U-M Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and U-M Energy Institute collaborate to create the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative, with help from Bret Kugelmass and the Energy Impact Center. November 26, 2019. #5mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter ...


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Can Organic Solar Cells Last – Even Into the Next Millennium? These Might.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Stephen R. Forrest and team find evidence that the cost-effective, flexible organic solar cells can have a stable lifespan of 1000 years, making them more efficient than their inorganic counterparts. September 25, 2019. # ...


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Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Climate Change Proposals May be Unrealistic, says Rabe

Public Policy Professor Barry Rabe weighs in on democratic presidential candidates' proposals concerning sustainability. Rabe discusses how some ideas may not be attainable, such as using all electric cars by 2030. September 13, 2019. #5-15minutes #PublicPolicy #web-article ...


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Touch the Sun

U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Professor Justin Kasper speaks with Re: Engineering Radio about the protective measures that must be taken to ensure our power grid is not negatively impacted by a solar storm. July 1, 2019. #30-60mins #Engineering #podcast ...


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Climate Change: Why Removing CO2 from the Air Isn’t Enough

Mechanical and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Steve Skerlos warns that the "direct air capture" technology, used to remove carbon dioxide, is not enough to inhibit climate change, and more investments in renewable energy are needed. July 29, 2019. # #Engineering ...