- Danielle Weller: Jackson National Life launches Green Delivery Program
Jackson National Life is launching its Green Delivery Program. Kirk Heinze talks to Danielle Weller, Jackson National Life's Corporate Responsibility Specialist, about the company's aspirations to become more sustainable.
- Jason Clay: Securing a sustainable future in agriculture
Dr. Jason Clay is the Senior Vice President of Market Transformation at the World Wildlife Fund. In his position, he manages the WWF's private sector advisory board and has led the development of the private sector's engagement strategy.
- State Climatologist Jeff Andresen on climate change (part 2)
As climate change becomes evident over time, the debate about humans' effect on this change gets heated, according to the state of Michigan's climatologist.
- State Climatologist Jeff Andresen on climate change (part 1)
Jeff Andresen, MSU assistant professor of geography and State of Michigan Climatologist talks with Kirk Heinze about the latest data related to climate change and what it means for all of us.
- New EPA greenhouse gas permitting rule announced - now it gets interesting
In April, EPA has announced rules governing greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles. In May, EPA expanded greenhouse gas emission regulation to the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. The fallout may be litigation, attempts to take EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gases or the passage of a bill that will preempt EPA's regulations. In any event, this should make for an interesting debate.
- Dick DeVos: Green Machine recylces waste heat into electricity
Dick DeVoss and the Windquest Group, an investment management firm DeVos heads, has joined forces with Pro Services, a specialized trade contractor, to establish a new, Michigan-based energy solutions company, Pro Renewables, which will sell, install and service the Green Machine in several states east of the Mississippi River.
- Kerry-Lieberman introduce Senate energy and global climate change bill
After the House of Representatives passed its energy and climate change bill, it became incumbent on the Senate to draft and pass one of its own, if such a bill was to become law. On May 12, Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman will introduce such a bill, entitled The American Power Act. There is some urgency on the part of Senate leadership and the Administration to get a bill passed this year.
- Tom Coon: Leading MSU Extension into the 21st century (part 2)
MSU Extension is going through a reorganization process to better fit the needs of Michigan's citizens and communities. Tom Coon, MSU Extension director, discusses the details of the reorganization with Kirk Heinze.
- Tom Coon: Leading MSU Extension into the 21st century (part 1)
Tom Coon is the director of Michigan State University Extension, a program dedicated to educating the people of Michigan about how to improve their lives and communities. Coon talks with Kirk Heinze about the reorganization that MSU Extension is currently going through.
- Mapping the best route to solar energy in 3-D! (No special glasses required)
Solar energy is a viable source of renewable energy. Recent technological advances in mapping allows urban areas to map out where solar works best. Funded by the Department of Energy, Solar America Cities is a program that provides resources to cities, like Ann Arbor, to identify good areas for the development of solar energy within their jurisdictions.