Facing A Crisis of COVID, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs

COVID19 is exposing a particularly ugly nexus between energy insecurity and housing insecurity, referred to in a few separate presentations at a recent workgroup meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

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A Biden Presidency: Full Speed Ahead On Transit?

Republicans have tried time and again to defund Amtrak, which receives about a tenth of one percent of the funding directed to car infrastructure every year. Will a new Democratic administration be able to (finally) push for modernizing our transit infrastructure?

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2020 Election: Why I Voted How I Did

Unsurprisingly, rhetoric usually becomes increasingly political as we approach the 2020 presidential election. To paraphrase a staffer on Aaron Sorkin’s

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Gretchen Whitmer: When We Say “Mobility,” We Really Mean “Cars”

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Council on Future Mobility is not about mobility, it’s about cars. That’s got to change if we’re serious about decarbonizing transportation– or building an equitable future of any kind.

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Climate Leadership Conference: Decarbonizing Transportation, One Electric SUV At A Time?

One recurring theme at last week’s Climate Leadership Conference was the topic of decarbonizing the transportation sector. Transportation accounts for

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Interview with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carla Frisch on America’s Pledge

Nat sits down with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carla Frisch to talk about America’s Pledge, an initiative to bring together cities, states, and corporations to tackle the climate crisis– with real, quantifiable benefits for every citizen.

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