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Renewable Energy in Iowa

January 1, 2020
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Austin Glass*, Karl Hoesch*, Nocona Sanders*, University of Michigan
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 has been a national leader in wind energy despite relatively...
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Renewable Energy Policy in Minnesota

January 1, 2020
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Sharon Hu*, Sacha-Rose Phillips*, Samantha VanDyke*, University of Michigan
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 is leading Minnesota to a clean energy future. Robust policies are...
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Oregon: Landscape of Renewable Energy Policy

January 1, 2020
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Emily Blackmer*, Katherine Cunningham*, Zoe Fullem*, University of Michigan
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 continue to be a leader in renewable deployment. The current state of...
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Renewable Energy in the Cowboy State

January 1, 2020
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Kseniya Husak*, Jackie Wrage*, Malika Begum*, University of Michigan
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 and an undeniable presence of grit as well as independence,...

The Taxation of Wind Energy

September 1, 2019
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Stephanie Leiser
The generation of energy from wind turbines is becoming increasingly common as utilities and consumers seek to integrate alternative energy sources into power grids. However, the complex economic aspects of wind energy, such as up-front capital...

Taxing Flaring and the Politics of State Methane Policy

September 1, 2019
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Barry Rabe, Claire Kaliban, Isabel Engelhart
This brief explores whether states with regulatory authority over oil and gas production include methane within their own established severance tax regimes. It acknowledges minimal published scholarship on this issue, aside from general discussion...

State and Local Energy Justice Programs

September 1, 2019
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Sanya Carley, Caroline Engle, David Konisky, Savannah Sullivan
This policy brief introduces an inventory of 185 energy justice programs, policies, or organizations at the national, state, and local level in the United States. We identified these programs through an extensive search of social media,...
Student Working Papers

Electric Scooters and Micro-Mobility in Michigan

March 1, 2019
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Perry Holmes
This paper examines the emerging international trend of dockless electric scooters and evaluates how Michigan’s state and local policymakers can best respond. While there are important public safety and other concerns that must be addressed with...
Student Working Papers

Housing Affordability in Michigan: Public and Private Sector Tradeoffs

March 1, 2019
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Jacob Murray
Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable. The for-profit housing market is failing working class and low-income families. As a lingering effect of the 2007 foreclosure crises, over 36% of households now rent their home. 1 Rent continues to...
Student Working Papers

Reinvest in Adult Workforce Development

March 1, 2019
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Kelia Washington
A decade of major job loss resulted in declining government revenue, wages, and youth population in Michigan, all of which has place economic strain on the state and its residents. Michigan, once the leader in auto industry manufacturing, now...
Student Working Papers

Autonomous Vehicle Development in Michigan

March 1, 2019
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Paige Brogan
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are the transportation of the future, promising mobility like the world has never seen. The development of this technology is still underway, and a finished product is years-to-decades away. Michigan should fight to be the...
Student Working Papers

Ethics & Transparency in Michigan: A State Falling Behind

March 1, 2019
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Nick Guisinger
The United States Government and the various state governments all have laws establishing rules around government ethics and transparency. These are put in place to avoid conflicts of interest or corruption among public officials and to ensure that...