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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

Can states make individual climate progress? Rabe weighs in

Jan 14, 2022 U.S. News
Many U.S. states taking action to curb climate change. Barry Rabe comments to U.S. News on how much progress they can make individually. “You have kind of a half a loaf,” says Barry Rabe.  “And it's no secret that a good many of those climate...
News

Rabe says carbon pricing can be achieved

Jan 13, 2022
Ford School professor Barry Rabe said the functioning of the U.S. political system has not been able to handle real action on climate change. He called for a broader look at how political scientists and economists could find linkages that could help...
State & Hill

Faculty findings, fall 2021

Dec 13, 2021
Who would pay if we stop using natural gas? New research co-authored by economist Catherine Hausman considers the equity impacts of transitioning from natural gas to other energy sources. According to the U.S. Energy Information...
In the Media

Levitsky comments on deforestation in the Amazon

Dec 10, 2021 BBC Brasil
Melvyn Levitsky commented on the mismatch between Brazil’s promises at COP-26 and actual deforestation figures released a few days after the event.  ​​"It's embarrassing for Brazil to have these numbers showing up. Did they hide them during the...
In the Media

Rabe comments on Democratic strategy to pass climate policy

Dec 6, 2021 E&E News
The Democrats are relying on messaging that includes extreme weather events to pass the climate portion of their social spending package. "It fits the more classic model of environmental policy adoption in the U.S., where usually, we would expect...
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...
News

Lawmakers seek out U-M faculty for expertise on various topics

Dec 1, 2021
Federal lawmakers continue to seek out University of Michigan faculty members to lend their expertise and knowledge to help inform federal policy. In the last year, 13 U-M faculty members and researchers testified at 14 congressional hearings...
In the Media

Haverkamp discusses WTO's role in fighting climate change

Nov 30, 2021 Economic Times
The World Trade Organization's role in climate change has been a topic of discussion lately. With authority over supply chains and fossil fuel subsidies, many say it could be key in the fight against climate change, even with its mixed track...
In the Media

Rabe addresses impact of methane in climate change

Nov 23, 2021 CGTN
Following the climate talks in Scotland, Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, emphasized the impact that focusing on methane could have in the fight against climate change. "Carbon lasts much longer, but an...
News

Rabe reflects on progress at COP26 and Line 5 in Michigan

Nov 19, 2021
Following the conclusion of COP26, Barry Rabe reflected on the outcomes of the summit in Glasgow. “This is the 26th time that this conference of parties and processes has worked. Each time there is lots of drama, high expectations, and usually in...
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...
News

The infrastructure bill: U-M Ford school experts can discuss

Nov 15, 2021
After months of haggling and horse-trading, Congress has passed—and President Joe Biden is poised to sign—a more than $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The law will usher in long-sought investment in roads, rail, bridges, broadband, the power grid...
In the Media

El-Sayed discusses the climate crisis and young leadership

Nov 12, 2021 Stateside
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, recently sat down with Stateside to discuss the climate crisis. He reflected on the importance of young people in the movement. "When we talk about young people and we look at their...
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

Hausman on U.S. reliance on emerging technologies in push for net-zero

Nov 11, 2021 Inside Climate News
"We are generally very bad at knowing which technologies are going to get cheaper and which technologies are not," Catherine Hausman told Inside Climate News, in response to President Biden's plan for getting to net-zero emissions by 2050. The plan...
News

Rabe on Biden's climate challenges

Nov 5, 2021
With the international community getting behind climate goals at the COP26 summit this week in Glasgow, Barry Rabe weighed in on what that means in the U.S. context. Appearing on The Heat with Anand Naidoo on CGTN America, Rabe expressed doubts...
News

Ford School represented in U-M student delegation at COP26

Nov 4, 2021
University of Michigan graduate students and their faculty adviser are attending the two-week COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The students will observe the negotiations, attend side events and interact with various experts. U-M has sent...
News

Rabe on federal climate reform prospects

Oct 29, 2021
Commenting to E&E News and to German news Handelsblatt, Barry Rabe weighed in on why Biden's climate reforms have been weakened in a polarized political climate and what can still be achieved. “A real challenge for the U.S. is if a carbon price...
News

Rabe on the current political climate for environmental policy

Oct 5, 2021
In a flurry of articles in E&E News, Barry Rabe commented on the state of environmental policy as Congress weighs climate measures in the reconciliation bill, the Environmental Protection Agency writes power plant regulations, and midwestern states...
News

Rabe honored with NASPAA Distinguished Research Award

Sep 28, 2021
The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) has awarded Barry Rabe, the Ford School’s J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, the 2021 NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished...
News

Penny Naas on trade, resilience, equity and the environment

Sep 27, 2021
Penny Naas (MPP '93) is President, International Affairs and Sustainability, at UPS. She spoke with Economics professor Betsey Stevenson in a policy talk, Business and government: Diversity, regulation, and sustainability, about a range of issues,...