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Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
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Rabe comments on COP28 climate deal

Dec 14, 2023
At the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, nearly 200 nations approved a global pact that calls for transitioning away from fossil fuels—a first. The deal also calls for tripling the use of renewable energy, doubling energy efficiency and slashing...
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Ford School students attending COP28 in Dubai

Dec 6, 2023
Several Ford School students are among the sixteen University of Michigan students who will attend the two-week COP28 climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The students will observe the negotiations, attend side events and interact with...
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Haverkamp comments on COP28 issues

Dec 6, 2023
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries have gathered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the two-week COP28 conference in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst ravages of climate change. University of Michigan experts are...
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Raimondo addresses labor market changes

Oct 24, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo addressed labor market challenges in a conversation with Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson. She noted the vast number of people and agencies within the Department of Commerce –  nearly 47,000...
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Green examines water data as part of UMSI theme year

Sep 13, 2023
“Water conservation and access” brings a slew of images to mind: wastewater flowing through main lines to a city treatment plant, a fisherman yanking invasive mussels off the hull of a trawler, the installation of filters in communities that lack...
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Will courts limit the use of climate-combatting technologies?

Aug 30, 2023
Ford School professor Barry Rabe is concerned about how a set of recent court decisions mean for new climate technologies.  In a commentary piece for Brookings, Rabe notes that while the U.S. has been a world leader in accelerating the transition...
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Meet new postdoctoral fellow Catherine Summers

Aug 24, 2023
Catherine Summers is a postdoctoral fellow with the Ford School’s Leadership Initiative and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the Ross School. She is an organizational psychologist who is passionate about assisting leaders and...
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Ford School welcomes Devin Judge-Lord as faculty

Aug 16, 2023
Devin Judge-Lord joins the Ford School as an assistant professor. He is a political scientist who studies interactions among interest groups, legislators, and bureaucracies. His current work focuses on how public pressure campaigns affect agency...
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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...
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Rabe: Carbon pricing increasingly linked to energy transition

Jul 1, 2023
Ford School professor Barry Rabe has been a leading voice on climate change and its causes, including methane and other greenhouse gasses. His expertise was recently tapped at a conference at the Wilson Center, A Transatlantic Dialogue: Carbon...
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Rabe on EPA's powers

Jun 22, 2023 The Washington Post
Barry Rabe, The Washington Post: Barry Rabe, a professor of environmental policy at the University of Michigan, said that while the ruling might seem technical, it has major implications both for the fight against HFCs and for administrative...
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Rabe: US playing catch-up on fighting fossil fuels

Jun 10, 2023 The Guardian
Barry Rabe, The Guardian: Barry Rabe, an expert in environmental policy at the University of Michigan, said that with no plan set forward by Congress to shift away from gas or build new networks of power lines to transport clean electricity, fights...
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Exploring Carbon Pricing and Carbon Border Adjustments

Jun 8, 2023
Barry Rabe, PhD, joins this episode of Michigan Minds to talk about his recent paper, “Carbon Pricing Enters Middle Age,” and discusses how carbon border adjustments can link future carbon pricing to international trade. Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki...
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Nuclear energy future unclear - Rabe

May 27, 2023 Energy Monitor
Barry Rabe, Energy Monitor: “There has been no major resurgence in new nuclear plants so far,” agrees Barry Rabe, professor at the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. “Beyond Georgia, I could not tell you where the...
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Electoral risk in Biden fossil fuel policies - Rabe

May 26, 2023 E&E EnergyWire
Barry Rabe, E&E EnergyWire:  “I think there’s always a risk of, probably not seeing voters shift from say a Biden to a Trump, but possibly not participating,” said Barry Rabe, an author and environmental professor at the University of...
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Rabe says Alaska taking a "leap of faith" with carbon credits

May 23, 2023 Associated Press
Barry Rabe, Associated Press: Lawmakers cast the bill as allowing Alaska to have the best of both worlds — continuing to permit oil drilling, mining and timber activities while also stepping into the potentially lucrative market for sequestering...
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Texas Republicans fight renewables, part of a GOP trend, says Rabe

Apr 24, 2023 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Barry Rabe, Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Republicans are fighting renewables boom that's made Texas the king of clean energy. "This could indeed chill the continued expansion of renewables in the state," says Barry Rabe, a professor at the University of...
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Michigan environmental leaders analyze CLOSUP recycling report

Apr 9, 2023
The Center for Local, State and Urban Policy released a new report that polled local officials on issues related to recycling as part of the Michigan Local Recycling Policy Project. The Capital News Service gathered reactions from across the...