Student Symposium on State & Local Renewable Energy Policy
Free and open to the public - refreshments provided
About the symposium:
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.
This event showcases the work of students enrolled in Sarah Mills’ section of PubPol 750 that is part of the CLOSUP in the Classroom Initiative, and made possible with support provided by the Ford School Renewable Energy Support Fund with a generous gift from Dennis and Nancy Meany.
More about PUBPOL 750: Renewable Energy Policy at the State & Local Level
This course considers the range of state and local policies that impact renewable energy development, understanding how these policies interact and the politics at play behind their adoption. It covers not just policies traditionally associated with climate action—such as the carbon tax, cap and trade, RPS or municipal climate pledges—but also the suite of policies that facilitate or hinder renewable energy development from state tax policy to local land use laws regulation to infrastructure investment. It also explores the diverse stakeholders who shape these policies and the motivations behind their positions—from economic development, to energy independence, to landowners' rights. The primary class assignment is for students to work together in teams, with each team developing an additional state case study that they will present at an end-of-term public symposium. This symposium allows them to share their research.
Sponsored by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
For more information visit www.closup.umich.edu or call 734-647-4091. Follow on Twitter @closup