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Link to:MiLES Report: Energy Issues and Policies in Michigan Local Governments
Oct 07, 2020
This report presents the opinions of Michigan's local government leaders regarding a variety of energy issues and[...]
Link to:MiLES Report: Intergovernmental collaboration on sustainability and energy issues among Michigan local governments
Sep 30, 2020
This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding current and potential local[...]

Energy and Environment Policy Topics

Oct 07, 2020

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This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding a variety of energy issues and policies in their jurisdictions, including the relevance of particular energy policies for their communities, whether the jurisdiction has staff or...

Sep 30, 2020

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This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding current and potential local government collaboration on a range of sustainability and energy policies. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders...

Aug 18, 2020

Samantha VanDyke*, University of Michigan

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New York (NY) is located in the northeastern part of the United States (U.S.) and is home to the largest U.S. city. It is the 4th most populous state and also has the 3rd biggest economy in the U.S. New Yorkers...

Jan 01, 2020

Sharon Hu*, Sacha-Rose Phillips*, Samantha VanDyke*, University of Michigan

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Minnesota is forward-thinking when it comes to renewable energy policy. The state boasts a decently aggressive renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and has democratic leadership that...

Jan 01, 2020

Emily Blackmer*, Katherine Cunningham*, Zoe Fullem*, University of Michigan

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With valuable wind and solar energy resources, a history of ranking in the top states for hydroelectric power, and a governor focused on climate change action, Oregon is poised to...

Jan 01, 2020

Kseniya Husak*, Jackie Wrage*, Malika Begum*, University of Michigan

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The cowboy state of Wyoming more than lives up to its reputation as a rugged, big, beautiful place. Between Yosemite in the West and vast prairies in the East, stupendous mineral deposits...

Apr 01, 2020

Abigail M. Randall**, University of Michigan

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The Great Lakes contain most of the United States’ freshwater as well as provide deep cultural and economic connections for the residents of the region. This connection creates an opportunity for bipartisanship...

Jan 01, 2020

Austin Glass*, Karl Hoesch*, Nocona Sanders*, University of Michigan

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Iowa is located in both the geographic center of the United States and at center stage for the nation’s energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. For the last three decades, Iowa...

Jan 01, 2020

Molly Blondell*, Akshat Kasliwal*, Doug Noe*, Owen Watson*, University of Michigan

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Californians have a strong history of environmentalism and progressive energy policies, dating back to the days of the gold rush. Some have posited that Californians care so...

May 01, 2020

Senna Catenacci

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The city of Detroit, Michigan, is undergoing a development boom unlike anything it has seen in recent years. The District Detroit is one such project, pioneered by one of the city’s most recognized families. What is difficult to discern,...

May 01, 2020

Trevor J. Force

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As the effects of climate change intensify and Earth’s supply of fossil fuels continues to dwindle in the face of expanding consumerism and rising populations, the development of clean energy alternatives is more important than ever....

May 01, 2020

Adam Carpenter

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Early conservation efforts were focused on setting aside lands to remain undeveloped and for plant and animal species to have a protected zone. Shifting environmental problems such as climate change have created a need for conservation...

May 01, 2020

Livvy Hintz

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As policymakers progress further into finding sustainable, renewable energy solutions for the United States, local and state governments have been fixating on solar power. The price of solar energy has dropped dramatically in recent years — but...

May 01, 2020

Meghan Monaghan

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Literature suggests that incorporating urban agricultural practices into urban planning and policy making could be an effective method of improving economic and environmental sustainability, as well as increasing urban food security if...

May 01, 2020

Michael Ngan

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Because of an absence of federal policies in the US mandating green building certification, this paper aims to explore if local policy efforts can, as an alternative, effectively drive sustainable design and increase the number of green...

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The most recent comprehensive state environmental index is over 25 years old. Hall & Kerr's 1991-1992 Green Index uses 256 indicators to gauge the environmental performance and policies of every state and it is still being used today in lieu of any suitable replacement. American University's Center for Environmental Policy is creating a new state environmental index to assess the ecological efficiency of each state. Come hear American University's Riordan Frost discuss the preliminary results of this index, and learn more about the challenges and hard decisions inherent in constructing an index.
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