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How Michigan can save money while reducing greenhouse gases

From my guest commentary in Bridge Magazine: The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan will limit greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. Under the proposed rule, the EPA will assign each state an emissions reduction target for carbon dioxide, the predominant greenhouse gas. Michigan’s proposed target would be to reduce carbon dioxide emissions […]

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Climate policy is innovation policy

My guest column “Climate policy is innovation policy” was published on MLive.com (Michigan newspaper consortium) on December 23, 2014. It seems to have struck a chord – it generated 1,985 comments in the first 24 hours. http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/12/guest_column_climate_policy_is.html  

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The Grenadine islands attract many boating tourists during the high season. Many Vincentians operate small businesses that cater to the tourists.

Building resilience in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world. The changing climate may make these disasters even worse. There is, however, hope in building a nation that is more resilient to storms, floods, earthquakes, and fires; more adaptable to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns; and stronger in the […]

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Climate change adaptation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Erik Nordman, Ph.D. will be working with the Pan American Development Foundation to create a curriculum in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The curriculum will prepare young adults of the Caribbean island nation to build resilient communities in the face of natural disasters and a changing climate. […]

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Renewable energy opportunities for Africa

Erik Nordman gave a lecture at Grand Valley State University on the renewable energy opportunities for Africa and some of the Michigan-based companies that are delivering energy services to the region. http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2014/02/gvsu-professor-explores-renewable-energy-options-in-africa

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“A Watershed Moment” on WYCE 88.1

Erik Nordman was interviewed for the segment “A Watershed Moment” airing on WYCE 88.1 in Grand Rapids. The interview was also featured in The Rapidian. The interview includes a description of the GVSU wind monitoring buoy being deployed on Lake Michigan. http://therapidian.org/watershed-moment-monitoring-wind-lake-michigan  

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“Green to Gold” bill could boost clean tech in Michigan

Erik Nordman spoke at a press conference kicking of the “Green to Gold” bill sponsored by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright. The bill would create a revolving loan fund to encourage and support clean tech entrepreneurs in Michigan. http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/05/state_rep_marcia_hovey-wright.html

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Nordman Recieves Fulbright Award

Dr. Erik Nordman, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Management at Grand Valley State University and president of Nordman Sustainability Solutions, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and do research at Kenyatta University, Kenya, during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign […]

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Nordman featured in AP story on clean energy development in Michigan.

Dr. Erik Nordman was interviewed by the Associated Press for an article on clean energy development in Michigan. The article is running nationwide, including in the Chicago Tribune.

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Public perceptions of offshore wind energy

Offshore wind energy development in Michigan’s Great Lakes is technically feasible, but is it an appropriate use of this treasured resource? The West Michigan Wind Assessment team at Grand Valley State University, led by Dr. Erik Nordman, reviewed studies from around the world on how coastal residents perceive offshore wind farms. The lessons from these […]

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