On September 30, 2009, The Chicago Council released a Global Midwest Policy Brief titled “Climate and Energy – The Midwestern Stake.” Author Stephen Brick outlines the Midwest’s vital role in the national energy and climate debate.
Brick is a nonresident senior fellow on energy and climate at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Previously, he served as the manager of the environment program at the Joyce Foundation, the associate director of research for the Energy Center of Wisconsin, and the director of environmental affairs for the PG&E National Energy Group.
Global Midwest Policy Briefs frame and analyze pressing issues facing the Midwest in the global era and offer recommendations on how to best move forward. The briefs are concise five-page documents that are released quarterly as part of the Council's Global Midwest Initiative.