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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...
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Rabe: Investment in coal not part of American, global energy future

Dec 5, 2020 Casper Star Tribune
“There are going to be energy bills linked to that stimulus bill,” Rabe said. “And every state is going to be looking for the most advantageous terms. It’s really questionable that coal is going to be center stage in any kind of major stimulus...
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Rabe urges Biden administration to prioritize methane in climate policy

Nov 30, 2020 Brookings Institution Planet Policy
"The Biden administration could declare that America is finally ready to lead on methane mitigation. It could design a suite of world-class regulatory and disclosure tools to minimize methane releases for as long as oil and gas continue to be used,"...
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Rabe: Biden signals climate is a priority in calls with foreign leaders

Nov 19, 2020 Environment & Energy News
"There are lots of things for a president to talk to a world leader about in that initial call. And I think what is said could be indicative of what's on the top of a president's list," Rabe said. "The very fact that he would raise [climate] in call...
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Rabe: Substantive environmental changes will take years to implement

Nov 17, 2020 Grist
“You read descriptions of the process and it sounds like flipping a switch [between presidential administrations],” said Rabe. “But the quick things tend to be somewhat superficial. The deeper and more significant the action, the more likely you are...
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Rabe: Fragile coalition of support exists for climate action

Nov 9, 2020 Vox
“I think Biden can assume that he would have some industry support to work with. This would require really careful political work to hold that supportive coalition together,” Rabe said. Read the full Vox article about Joe Biden's plans to fight...
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Rabe runs election scenarios and impact on climate action

Oct 30, 2020 EnviroLink
If Trump wins: “In a second Trump administration, we are likely to see executive action that is even bolder, even more aggressive, and probably doing everything imaginable to pump up oil and gas production as a strategy for economic recovery,” said...
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Rabe discusses how Democratic governors tackle climate policy

Sep 24, 2020 Environment & Energy News
“We’re in a window where a lot of Democratic governors are trying to do something related to climate, and if the executive order approach is their only route, carbon neutrality is a kind of popular step,” said Rabe.  Read the full E&E News...
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Rabe says climate concerns matter in 2020 vote

Sep 22, 2020 Environment & Energy News
"In ways that we haven't seen before, the climate and environment issues never really go away. It keeps resurfacing in ways that are relatively unique to the last 20 years or so," Rabe told E&E News. Read the full Environment & Energy News...
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Rabe explores taxing methane emissions

Mar 16, 2020
Representing a new line of research, Ford School professor Barry Rabe explores the politics around taxing methane gas releases. Rabe argues that consensus among economists is “the best way to reduce climate risks linked to carbon dioxide emissions...
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Siting renewable energy in North America

Apr 20, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join us to discuss the political challenges and opportunities associated with siting and building renewable energy projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Urban climate governance in North America

Apr 8, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with leading scholars of urban climate governance. Find out what some of the largest North American cities have been doing to address climate change.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Public opinion on North American climate policy

Mar 23, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation about what the Canadian, United States, and Mexican public thinks about climate change, and about how government policy should address it.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

Politics of pipelines

Feb 25, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join leading scholars to discuss the politics associated with oil and gas pipeline construction in Canada and the United States.
North American Colloquium Climate Series

North American climate policy: Perspectives from the periphery

Feb 3, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join us for a conversation about the current dynamics of climate policy in Canada and Mexico as well as the most promising avenues for cooperation going forward, both bilaterally (with the United States) and continentally (Canada, the United States, and Mexico).