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Jun 01, 2018

 

Madeline Carter

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To evaluate current Republican views on climate, this study performs an inventory of all 51 US Republican senators’ official websites. It analyzes how each member speaks of "climate change" and "energy," which types of climate...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Tyler Coady

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Despite lacking oil and gas resources and its accompanying wealth, Jordan and Morocco are leading renewable energy producers in the Middle East and North Africa. This research paper is a comparative case study that analyzes policy...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Will Horne

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Solar power has historically been a high cost form of renewable energy. Other renewables like wind have dominated the market, leading to a lack of diversity within American states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS). To combat this...

Jun 01, 2018

 

C.J. Mayer

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The gas tax in the United States has significant implications for the environment and for infrastructure funding. In contrast to federal inaction for over two decades, many states have recently increased their own state-level gas taxes...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Ian McKenny

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Local policies aimed at reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change are growing in popularity in the United States, but progress on reducing vehicle emissions remains incremental. Cities are slowly shifting away from...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Lydia Murray

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Since the 1980's international climate negotiations have occurred more frequently and with increasing importance. Research on international climate agreements has largely been limited to their effectiveness, with very few considering...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Grant Rivas

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A combination of rapid population growth, lack of proactive water management policy, and prolonged drought have put Cape Town, South Africa on the verge of becoming the first major, global city to effectively run out of water, a crisis...

Jun 01, 2018

 

Aleah Rogalski

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Many Michigan cities’ water infrastructure are unable to handle excessive stormwater which can result in flooding or combined sewer overflows. Green infrastructure has been used as a solution to allow water to naturally infiltrate...

Mar 01, 2019

 

Paige Brogan

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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...

Feb 02, 2009

 

Meredith Fowlie

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Policymakers are increasingly relying on emissions trading programs to address environmental problems caused by air pollution. If polluting firms in an emissions trading program face different economic regulations and investment...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Meredith Fowlie

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For political, jurisdictional and technical reasons, environmental regulation of industrial pollution is often incomplete: regulations apply to only a subset of facilities contributing to a pollution problem. Policymakers are...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Margaret Dewar

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Cleveland and Detroit have had similar losses in employment and population and have the same poverty rates. Both have experienced property abandonment that resulted in each city's owning thousands of parcels of tax-reverted land....

Jun 01, 2010

 

Elisabeth R. Gerber, Carolyn G. Loh

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We assess the potential for expanding regional planning by asking local government officials their perspectives on the potential for increasing regionalism in their communities, and the most promising approaches...

Oct 01, 2012

 

Elisabeth Moyer, Sean Johnson, Lexie Goldberger, Joe Zhu, Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy, University of Chicago

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Analysis of wind resources suggests that the proposed expansion of Michigan's renewable portfolio...

Apr 01, 2015

 

Barry G. Rabe, University of Michigan, and Rachel Hampton, University of Michigan

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States producing gas and oil have long levied severance taxes at the point of extraction, commonly placing most revenues into general funds. These taxes have assumed...

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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