ABC-10 News aired a story about the potential for using solar energy in the UP, quoting Michigan Tech graduate student Emily Prehoda. She is working on a survey that will be conducted in L’Anse next fall, a collaborative effort of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region, the Village of L’Anse, WPPI Energy, and Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center and Department of Social Sciences. Residents of the village buy their power from WPPI Energy, a non-profit company. See here.
Adam Wellstead (SS) co-authored a chapter, “Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector”, in the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis.
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Prehoda and Schelly Co-Author Paper on Using Solar Photovoltaic-Powered Microgrid to Reduce Vulnerability of the U.S. Electrical Grid
Chelsea Schelly (SS), Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and Emily Prehoda, a PhD student in Social Sciences, have recently published “U.S. Strategic Solar Photovoltaic-powered Microgrid Deployment for Enhanced National Security.”
Congratulations to Richelle Winkler for being awarded Michigan Tech’s 2017 Faculty Distinguished Service Award due to her contributions to HEET, Main Street Calumet, the International Associate for Society and Natural Resources, the Keweenaw Land Trust, and Copper Country Recycling. An honor well deserved.
Places, a journal of public scholarship on the built environment, published an article by Nancy Langston (SS) analyzing the Trump administration’s efforts to “dismantle environmental law” and other similar political action, particularly in the Midwest. She writes “far-right politicians in the Midwest have been running their states as experimental laboratories where they refine efforts to undermine science and democracy.” Langston also discusses what can be done about this.