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New research contributes to major U-M technical reports on “fracking”

Erb Research Management Fellow, Kim Wolske, and Director Andy Hoffman contribute to newly released U-M study on hydraulic fracturing in Michigan. Wolske and Hoffman’s “Public Perceptions Report” is one of 7 technical reports to be used in guiding  future decision making on the issue of “fracking”.

Read the report:  Public Perceptions Technical Report (pdf).
Go here to:  download all  7 reports.
Read the press release (html)

Net Impact – Business as UNusual report released!

The Ross School of Business earns top score for sustainability and social impact in the new release of Business as UNusual 2013.
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The dirty politics of climate change

Erb Director, Andrew Hoffman gives his insight on the ‘hot button issues’ and the political drivers of sustainability and climate change.  Read more or The dirty politics of climate change (pdf)

Congratulations Entrepreneurial Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to Wesley Allred, Adam Byrnes, and Nancy Gephart, all MBA/MS ’14, for being chosen as three of this year’s entrepreneurial scholars! These scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership qualities, and strong entrepreneurial pursuits of deserving graduate business students. The awards are supported by the Samuel Zell, Mitchell Mondry, and the Zell Lurie and Erb Institutes. Read more

White Paper Released: Disruptive Challenges Energy Conference

Erb Institute white paper now released for the June 26 energy conference held at the University of Michigan. The conference was co-sponsored by the Erb Institute, Growth Capital Network, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Institute for Energy Innovation, 5 Lakes Energy, Next Energy, and Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council.

Read the white paper:
How will ‘Disruptive Challenges’ in the Electric Market Impact Michigan Energy Decisions?

How to talk to a conservative about climate change

Erb Director, Andrew Hoffman gives his perspective on how social science can inform climate change data and cultural identity in a recent post from The Tyee. Read more (pdf)

Sustainability as a Business Edge

Erb post-doctoral research fellow, Laurie Kaye Nijaki contributed to the Sustainability as a Business Edge report with ‘environmentally preferable practice’ suggestions Read more

New Erb Case Study on Travelers Insurance and Climate Risk

Erb Institute produced a new case study titled Traveler’s Insurance: Focusing on Climate Change and Natural Catastrophe Risk in collaboration with the National Climatic Data Center. Congratulations to case writers Jonathan Huynh (’13), David Wang (’15), Jay Wolfgram (’15), and Connie Yu (’15) under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman
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NPR interview with Laura Rubin on health of Michigan’s water

Erb alum, Laura Rubin (’95) interviewed on NPR on the health and conservation of Michigan’s waters Read more and listen to her interview

Erb alum, Laura Rubin named 2013 River Hero

Laura Rubin, Erb ’95, is named “River Hero” by the River network, a coalition of more than 2,000 state, regional and local grassroots organizations whose primary mission is to protect rivers and watersheds. Congratulations, Laura! Read more