Energy, Climate Change and the 2016 Elections

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
735 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Location details: Annenberg Auditorium 1120, Joan & Sanford Weill Hall

Sponsors: UM Energy Institute, UM Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Co-sponsors: UM Graham Institute, UM Program in the Environment, School for Natural Resources and the Environment

The 2016 general election will have enormous implications for energy and climate policy in the United States. While much attention has been paid to the positions of presidential candidates, congressional and state elections will also have major implications for how federal and state governments address a variety of crucial issues such as implementing greenhouse gas reduction policies, regulating fracking, managing the growth of renewable energy, and much more. 

Experts Mark Barteau (University of Michigan Energy Institute), Katie O'Connell (Michigan Conservative Energy Forum), Barry Rabe (Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy), Daniel Raimi (Resources for the Future, Ford School) and Lisa Wozniak (Michigan League of Conservation Voters) will discuss which elections they’re most closely watching, and what different results might mean for energy and climate policy in Michigan, Washington, and beyond. 

Please contact Daniel Raimi ( with questions. 

For more information visit or call 734-647-4091.  Follow on Twitter @CLOSUP or @MichEnergy