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How would a “Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation” tax levy enhance funding for environmental measures?  A countywide ballot initiative will be decided next month and, if passed, could help the city of Ann Arbor move closer to meeting the goals of its Climate Action Plan.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair talks it over with Mark Clevey, Vice Chair of the Ann Arbor Energy Commission.  


North American International Auto Show
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The 2015 North American International Auto Show held few surprises for eco-concerned consumers.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Sign
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Electric vehicle supporters say the cars provide environmental benefits to everyone in the community by reducing fossil fuel use.  A new partnership is promoting plug in car use.


This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines infrastructure needs to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and hybrids.  Our guest is the project manager for "Plug-in Ready Michigan", Mark Rabinsky. 

Michigan is projected to be in the top ten in sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the nation through 2020, with Ann Arbor a leader in the state.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

National Plug-in Day

Sep 24, 2012

A wide variety of electric vehicle owners participated in National Plug-in Day in Ann Arbor and Saline on Sunday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.