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Discourse: Fordies in the news, fall 2023

Dec 12, 2023
“Rather than a single terrorist attack, this was a complex operation that involved commando teams and rocket attacks against multiple targets. The fact that Israel appears to have lacked advance warning is surprising, given Israel’s excellence in...
In the Media

Michigan attitude on climate action changing - Rabe

Jul 10, 2023 The New York Times
Barry Rabe, The New York Times: Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, said public opinion in the state about the need for climate action is shifting. “We have begun to see a kind of pivot and change in my...
In the Media

Hausman on why fracking is part of the net-zero energy transition

Aug 15, 2022 NPR Marketplace
Fracking provides a shorter timeline for production payoff that may lower the risk for gas and oil investors who are weighing their options in light of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. “That speaks to why, along with geopolitical...
In the Media

A lost decade for federal climate policy, says Rabe

Jul 1, 2022 E&E News
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EPA overreached its authority under the Clean Air Act when it crafted the Clean Power Plan. Professor Barry Rabe said that deep political divisions have left the court to play arbiter. “The...
In the Media

Basseches weighs in on solar industry's issue with Biden

Mar 31, 2022 Renewable Energy World
The U.S. Department of Commerce's investigation of a tariff petition has isolated the solar industry, pitting them against the Biden administration. Postdoctoral fellow Joshua Basseches broke down the situation. "Solar is no longer the experiment...
News

Hausman discusses market forces for clean energy outcomes

Mar 2, 2022
Serving as a panelist at a recent Environmental Defense Fund webinar, Catherine Hausman discussed how market designs can lead to clean energy outcomes. “In a world without the ideal carbon emissions regulation that we might hope for, we need to...
In the Media

Rabe points out possibilities for bipartisanship on climate bill

Jan 20, 2022 The New York Times
Many congressional Democrats are calling for a vote on the climate portion of the Build Back Better bill, citing the urgency of the climate crisis. Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and Arthur Thurnau Professor of...
In the Media

Rabe weighs in on proposed tax credit for union-made electric vehicles

Dec 2, 2021 The Washington Post
Barry Rabe spoke to The Washington Post on the international trade consequences of a key climate provision in the Democrats’ $2 trillion social spending bill that would see tax credits for union-made electric vehicles.   Commenting on concerns...
In the Media

Haverkamp's top COP26 takeaways in The Hill

Nov 18, 2021 The Hill
Jennifer Haverkamp, a former climate negotiator for the Obama administration, hails historic mention of fossil fuels in the climate pact approved by world leaders. “The fact that it is a phasedown, not a phaseout, and that there are qualifying...
In the Media

COP26 agreements not enough, says Haverkamp

Nov 11, 2021 Folha de S.Paulo
Jennifer Haverkamp sat down with Brazilian daily Folha de S.Paulo in a lengthy interview to unpack international commitments to climate reform.  In an assessment of the COP26, she said, "It's valuable to see how many world leaders went to the...
In the Media

Rabe addresses Illinois ban of fossil fuel electricity

Sep 19, 2021 Chicago Tribune
Illinois is banning coal- and gas-powered electricity by 2045. However, the state isn't outlawing the mining of coal within Illinois.  “It’s one thing to stop importing coal into your state,” Barry Rabe, professor of public policy, said. “It’s...
In the Media

Raimi describes hardships of renewables transition

Sep 8, 2021 Casper Star Tribune
The transition towards renewable energy is necessary, but that doesn't mean it comes without hardships. In Wyoming, where the fossil fuel industry has thrived for many years, the state must find a new area for revenue according to Daniel Raimi,...
Alumni spotlight

Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) informs and supports state energy policy

Jun 28, 2021
Before she took a position at the Nuclear Energy Institute as the director of stakeholder strategy & engagement, Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) served as the energy program director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL’s energy...
News

Rein in or win over utility monopolies, says Basseches

Mar 2, 2021 Grist
Postdoctoral fellow Josh Basseches researches the power of investor-owned utilities on state climate policy. His opinion appeared in Grist. Now that we’ve had a couple weeks to process all that went wrong in Texas, people are paying more...
In the Media

Rabe on federal incentives for state-level climate, clean energy action

Dec 10, 2020 Environment & Energy News
"States are absolutely desperate for revenue and have deep concerns about their ability to sustain themselves. There are growing questions of how states are going to reinvent themselves," Rabe said. "Every state is going to be coming to Washington...

Barry Rabe expects Midwest to refocus on climate issues

Nov 14, 2018
With a change of governorships after the midterm elections, one previously passed-over issue is seeing a resurgence. Governors-elect are already showing signs of making climate issues a top-priority in Midwestern states. Daniel Cusick, reporter for...

Rabe in HuffPo on likely impact of Republican jobs bills

Dec 2, 2014
Barry Rabe was one of five policy and economic experts tapped by the Huffington Post to examine the merits of the 40-plus jobs bills Republicans have tried to pass in recent years. While the majority of the bills have stalled in the...

A Conversation with former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Sep 26, 2019, 4:30-5:45 pm EDT
Jeffries Hall, Room 1225
Please join the Law School's Environmental Law and Policy Program as we host our first lecture of the 2019-2020 academic year- "A Conversation with Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick."This extraordinarily timely event will include discussion of regional greenhouse gas initiatives, the clean energy revolution, corporate sustainability efforts, and the impact of the 2020 election on climate change and environmental protection efforts.  
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