Research and Reports
Declining renewable energy costs paired with the potential for significant economic, environmental, and community benefits make the deployment of solar energy systems an attractive option to address the climate crisis. However, for distributed solar to drive more rapid carbon reductions beyond the public commitments of companies and government, funding solutions, whether through grants, loans, or other financial tools, must be unlocked to help customers of…
The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental shift toward an advanced mobility future characterized by automated, connected, and shared vehicles – a future that will be made possible by the electrification of transportation. Today the auto sector is a $3 trillion industry; the future advanced mobility industry has the potential to be more than three times larger. Michigan is home to 96 of the top…
Together, IEI and Michigan EIBC sought the views of candidates running for seats at the Michigan legislature on advanced energy issues via an online questionnaire. This report summarizes the results of the questionnaire. 2018 IEI Candidate Questionnaire Rpt Final
A September 2018 Michigan EIBC report on five convenings on electric vehicles and advanced mobility in Michigan. Click to download the report.
Powering the Mobility Revolution: The Case for Integrating Vehicle Electrification & Batteries into Strategies to Promote Autonomous Vehicles
A January 2018 IEI whitepaper on the interconnection between vehicle electrification and automation. Click here to download the whitepaper: Powering the Mobility Revolution: The Case for Integrating Vehicle Electrification & Batteries into Strategies to Promote Autonomous Vehicles.
A June 2017 IEI whitepaper analyzes close to 50 studies of the value of solar and finds that the benefits of distributed solar generation systems exceed the retail cost of electricity and the value of solar in the majority of cases studied is greater than the compensation solar customers received under 'net metering' programs.