New Funding for a Study on Public Power Utilities and Solar Energy Access

Solar PanelA $63,000 grant provided by the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program will allow researchers from Michigan Tech University and the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) “identify strategies to help public power utilities provide their customers access to solar energy” in the Villages of Baraga and L’Anse according to the story by published on February 22, 2018.  The research team includes Chelsea Schelly (MTU), Brad Barnette (WUPPDR), Bob Lafave (Village of L’Anse/MTU), Emily Prehoda (MTU), Roman Sidortsov (MTU), and Richelle Winkler (MTU).

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New Book: “Environmental Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability” Edited by Schelly and Banerjee. Features Chapters by Kreuze, Pischke, and Sidortsov

SchellyBanerjeeChelsea Schelly and Aparajita Banerjee (PhD EEP) are co-editors of the volume Environmental Policy and Pursuit of Sustainability, just published by Routledge. Contributing authors/co-authors include Amanda Kreuze (MS EEP), Erin Pischke (PhD EEP), and Roman Sidortsov along with Banerjee and Schelly.

Scarlett, Trepal, and Keweenaw Time Traveler Research on how Copper Country Towns have Changed Featured in Detroit Free Press

Photo: Keweenaw Time Traveler
Photo: Keweenaw Time Traveler

Research by Sarah Scarlett (SS) and Dan Trepal, a PhD student in Industrial Heritage and Archeology, was featured in the Detroit Free Press. The article describes how the Keweenaw Time Traveler can be used to understand how Copper Country towns have changed over time.

Lafreniere Recent Publications

Don Lafreniere
Don Lafreniere

Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) recently published the “Routledge Companion to Spatial History (Routledge, UK, 2018, 636 pp.), which he co-edited with Ian Gregory (Lancaster University, UK) and Don Debats (Flinders University, Australia).

Lafreniere also co-authored three chapters of the 28-chapter volume: “Introduction” (chapter 1), “Following Workers of the Industrial City across a Decade: Residential, Occupational, and Workplace Mobilities” (chapter 14), and “‘A city of the white race occupies its place’: Kanaka Row, Chinatown, and the Indian Quarter in Victorian Victoria” (chapter 15).