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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

Dec 31, 2020

Eli Goldfarb*, Iqra Nasir*, Amanda Spinner*, University of Michigan

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This research paper outlines the prevailing narratives, discussion, and news coverage at the state and local level around investment in transmission, provides a review of the regional and...

Feb 15, 2021

Emma Uebelhor**, Jane Wentrack**, University of Michigan

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As the economic viability of utility-scale renewable energy systems has grown through the past decades, wind and solar developers are increasingly interested in placing projects on farmland. While...

Dec 31, 2020

Amanda Farthing*, Matilda Kreider*, Bhavesh Rathod*, University of Michigan

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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...

Feb 18, 2021

Elena Essa*, Kristina Curtiss*, Claire Dodinval*, University of Michigan

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This report aims to understand the policy and regulatory landscape surrounding solar siting in the United States in the past, present and looking towards the future. The scope of this...

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....

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Feb
08
CLOSUP Lecture Series
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.
2017 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm