Natural Gas vs Solid Evidence: The Liquid Lies About DTE’s Proposed Plant and Why it Matters

[This blog post is brought to you by Climate Blue investigative reporter, Emily Chang.] [UPDATE: The Michigan Public Service Commission just released an initial brief  that indicates that they intend to approve the plans for the plant early next week. ] The news seems to be flying low on everybody’s radar: DTE Energy is planning to spend …

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COP23 Delegates Talk Climate Action on It’s Hot In Here

One of the things I took home from COP was the interconnected responsibility of action on climate change. Each of us--from elected officials to corporate decisionmakers to schoolteachers and graduate students--has a part to play on pushing climate action. Last Friday, Chris Karounos and I joined Ben Sonnega on It's Hot in Here, a radio …

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SIGNED: The University of Michigan is Still In

For everyone who's followed along with us on our conversation with Mark Schlissel on climate action, we have good news. On Friday, October 27, at the opening ceremonies of the new University of Michigan School for Sustainability and the Environment (SEAS), President Mark Schlissel formally announced his signature to the We Are Still In pledge. By signing …

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Three Notable Absences at COP 22

By: Reed McCalib The COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco has been blessed with incredible scientific and diplomatic talent from all over the world. Check out the previous post for three extraordinary examples. Despite the presence of industry leaders and celebrity statesmen, there were several notable absences. Perhaps it was because this COP was smaller than …

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Can Donald Trump “Cancel” the Paris Agreement?

During his turbulent and controversial candidacy, United States President-elect Donald J. Trump put forward relatively few concrete policy proposals. Vague promises of renegotiating trade deals, funding infrastructure projects, and returning the country to a past state of ill-defined greatness were rarely accompanied by anything substantial enough to call a plan. There were, however, several concrete …

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