Midwest Industrial stalwarts' opinions on Climate Change
- Over the past year, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened a Task Force, comprised of regional thought-leaders in the private, academic and non-profit sectors, to consider the challenges facing the Midwest in moving to a carbon-constrained world. The goal: to make a public statement to elected officials from the Midwest on appropriate directions for climate policy.
In June, the Task Force released its report "Embracing the Future: The Midwest and a New National Energy Policy", which represented a synthesis of the perspectives of the Task Force members:Co-Chair:John Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon (NYSE: EXC) (one of the largest coal-burning utilities in the USA)Active participants:McKinsey & CompanyUniversity of Missouri (Center for Regional Competitiveness)University of Iowa (President)Michigan State University (President)University of Michigan (Business School)Federal Reserve Bank of ChicagoIowa Farm Bureau
Michigan AFL-CIO union