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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[...]

Infrastructure 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...

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...

Apr 01, 2017

 

David W. Baker

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This policy research paper explores the issues of public mass transportation in the region of West Michigan. It considers the current state of public mass transportation in the region. An effort is made to look for and uncover...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Matthew Lawford

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Michigan’s roads are an expensive and continuously problematic policy area that lawmakers cannot seem to find solutions for. Michigan’s roads are now among the nation’s worst. More than a third of the state’s roads are included in...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Austin Leist

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An increase in toll road/booth political legislation would be advantageous for the repair, construction, and improvement of the Michigan road system. After review of a multitude of CLOSUP surveys, academic articles, and media outlets...

Apr 01, 2017

 

Jay Nautiyal

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Beginning as a system of Indian trails long before European settlers habituated the area that now makes up the United States, the road system of Michigan has since become a largely pot-hole laden, cracked and all around damaged mess (...

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...

Mar 01, 2019

 

Caleb Hogeterp

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Michigan has access to some of the largest bodies of freshwater in the world, and is surrounded by more than one-fifth of the world’s surface fresh water (US EPA, 2015). However, the quality of its constituents’ drinking water...

Mar 01, 2019

 

Miranda J. Pearson

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Growing up people often spend time dreaming of their perfect home, in hopes that one day if they work hard enough and put enough money aside, that their dream will become a reality. A perfect home where one can raise their...

Jan 01, 2020

 

Mayur Bandekar

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Attitudes towards the implementation of renewable energy technologies vary in complexity as an increasing number of renewable projects are proposed in the United States and the rest of the world. These projects remain controversial...