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Stateside: Rep. Dingell on “broken” primary; future of renewable energy; the space industry in MI

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Consumers Energy announced two ambitious goals on Monday: Phasing out reliance on coal fired power, and reaching net-zero carbon emmissions by 2040, if not sooner.

Today on Stateside, we talk with Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12th) about the presidential race. It's been four years since she predicted Donald Trump's surprise win in Michigan. We'll ask what she sees ahead in 2020. Plus, Michigan’s two largest energy companies have deeply divergent plans for moving to renewables. What does that mean for our state's energy future? 

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Rep. Dingell on a "broken" nomination process and what it will take to defeat Trump

Stateside’s conversation with Debbie Dingell

  • Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan’s 12th Congressional District.

Task force aims to improve access to legal help for civil cases

Stateside’s conversation with Justice Brian Zahra

  • Justice Brian Zahra serves on the Michigan Supreme Court.

Potential rocket launch site in Michigan highlights the state's role in the space industry

Stateside’s conversation with Justin Kasper

  • Justin Kasper is a professor with the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. 

The future of renewable energy in Michigan depends largely on DTE, Consumers Energy

Stateside’s conversations with Tracy Samilton and Margrethe Kearney

  • Tracy Samilton is Michigan Radio's energy and transportation reporter.
  • Margrethe Kearney is a senior attorney and utilities expert with the Environmental Law & Policy Center.

Grand Traverse Bay isn't freezing as much as it use to, causing ecological concerns, officials say

A story from Interlochen Public Radio's Points North

  •  Interlochen Public Radio's Noelle Riley reports on the effects of declining ice cover on Grand Traverse Bay.
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