Environment Michigan Tuesday night made a presentation to Ypsilanti City Council on how the city could become a solar energy leader in Michigan, but its recommendation that the city set a goal of having solar panels on 1,000 roofs by the year 2020 was not immediately acted upon.
Plug-In Ready Michigan is a statewide plan that provides the necessary information and tools to planners, local officials, consumers, and private enterprises to prepare for an increase in plug-in electric vehicle 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.
Washtenaw County will soon surpass 10-thousand acres of land protected from development. Barry Lonik is President of Treemore Ecology and Land Services, and a long-time advocate for land preservation in the county. Lonik is our guest for February's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.
On any given day, we waste a lot of food, whether it's during preparation, after it hits our plates, or because it's gone bad in the refrigerator. Most of us probably don't think of this as an environmental issue, but it is.
What mode of holiday travel is best for the environment? Dr. John DiCicco has some answers. DiCicco is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, and a researcher at the UofM Energy Institute. He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU is an in-depth examination of Propsoal 3 on the November 6th Michigan Ballot, more commonly known as the 25X25 proposal for renewable energy. The guests are Steve Transeth and Doug Jester. Transeth is a spokesperson for the group Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, which opposes proposal 3. Jester is a principal at the strategy and consulting firm 5-Lakes Energy. Jester speaks in favor of proposal 3.