Michigan Leading on Climate
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“Laboratories of democracy”—that’s how, back in 1932, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis described the states, and that same idea extends to clean energy progress today. With a lack of strong federal leadership, the states have been essential laboratories for policies and action to propel climate action forward.

Michigan has joined in with Gov. Whitmer’s bold commitment to a net zero economy by 2050—but achieving that goal will require a multitude of other decisions, policies, and actions to keep driving CO2 pollution down.

In this episode of Speaking of Resilience, we hear from Lt. Gov. Gilchrist and top administrators Liesl Clark, Director, Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, and Katherine Peretick, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission, as they discuss our state’s initiatives to achieve a rapid and equitable transition to a clean energy economy. (This is a recording of a session at the Michigan Climate & Clean Energy Summit, co-hosted by Michigan Climate Action Network and Groundwork.)

Speaking of Resilience is created by the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and the Michigan Climate Action Network. This episode was produced by Taylor Cramer of Cold Shower Media in collaboration with Nick Loud of the Boardman Review, and hosted by Kate Madigan.

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