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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Student Symposium on State & Local Renewable Energy Policy

Apr 29, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, O'Neill Classroom (1230)
Join the students of PUBPOL 750: Renewable Energy Policy at the State & Local Level for a Student Symposium on State & Local Renewable Energy Policy.  Students will share their research on the web of state and local policies facilitating and hindering renewable energy deployment in California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, and Wyoming.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

25% by 2025: Michigan's renewable energy ballot proposition

Oct 17, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and Open to the Public Panelists: Eric Lupher, Director of Local Affairs, Citizens Research Council of Michigan Sanya Carley, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Thomas P. Lyon, Professor, Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan Abstract Michigan and twenty-eight other states have enacted legislation that mandates increases in the amount of electricity that they use from renewable sources.
Ford School
Working Papers

Colorado Renewable Energy Policy Report

December 22, 2023
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Lanika Sanders**, Lanzhao Cheng**, Brooke Bulmash**, Upasana Roy**, University of Michigan
** Graduate studentAmid the intensifying impacts of a changing climate and the need to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy presents a critical area of policy and planning that requires states to reconsider the energy...
Working Papers

State of Michigan Renewable Energy Policy Analysis

December 20, 2021
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Christian Koch*, Nathan Legault*, Saif Ur Rehman*, Elizabeth Wallace*, University of Michigan
As market forces and policy interventions continue to facilitate a renewable energy transition, U.S. states are increasing their shares of renewable energy technologies. In recent years, Midwest states, such as Michigan – which have historically...
Working Papers

Policies Affecting Renewable Energy in Illinois, USA

December 20, 2021
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Gus Cordero*, Kacey Eis*, Cecilia Garibay*, Tyler Orcutt*, University of Michigan
Like many other states, Illinois is moving toward decarbonizing its energy sector. A major part of this effort is shifting to renewable electricity  generation. As the nation’s third-largest net electricity supplier, Illinois’ energy sector...

Solar Energy Property Taxation

June 30, 2021
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Eli Gold, advised by Sarah Mills
In this memo, we examine the existing ways states have crafted legislation on property taxes for utility-scale solar developments and find two main categories of existing legislation—”exemption or abatement,” and “exemption and replacement.” We...
Working Papers

Inventory of State Wind Property Tax Treatments

June 23, 2021
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Emma Uebelhor, Olivia Hintz, & Eli Gold
This study inventories the current property tax treatments for utility-scale wind developments across all 50 states. This inventory was created entirely with publicly available information from a variety of web-based sources and is accurate as of...
Working Papers

Inventory of State Solar Property Tax Treatments

June 10, 2021
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Olivia Hintz, Emma Uebelhor, & Eli Gold
As solar development increases, states face new challenges in regulating and taxing solar facilities. To better understand an important piece of the current regulatory landscape for solar, this study inventories property tax treatment for...
Working Papers

Utility Scale Renewable Energy Policy Landscape in New Mexico

December 31, 2020
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Amanda Farthing*, Matilda Kreider*, Bhavesh Rathod*, University of Michigan
In wind and solar resource potential, New Mexico is among the most endowed of the 50 states. While the state’s electricity sector has historically been dominated by coal, the passage of New Mexico’s first Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in 2000,...
MPPS

Energy Issues and Policies in Michigan Local Governments

October 7, 2020
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...
Working Papers

Renewable Energy Policy in New York

August 18, 2020
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Samantha VanDyke*, University of Michigan
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 consume less total energy per capita...
Working Papers

Renewable Energy Policy in Texas

May 8, 2020
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Christopher Bowman*, Guy Packard*, Zach Pritchard*, University of Michigan
Despite voting Republican in every presidential election since Reagan, Texas was one of the first states to adopt a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and is now ranked third nationally in production of renewable energy, beaten only by California...
Working Papers

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...