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October 7 -- Environmentalists, utility companies and energy experts had different takes on a draft report released last month on increasing Michigan's renewable energy portfolio standard. The 90-page report concluded there are no technical problems to increasing the standard to as much as 30 percent of electricity production in the state by 2035 from the 10 percent standard that is on schedule to be met by 2015. >>View Article

Monday, 30 September 2013 14:58

A Reasonable Model For Clean Energy Leadership

September 30 -- In a week full of crazy Republican extremism, a common-sense moderate feels like a breath of fresh air. One of those welcome breezes is blowing out of Michigan, where Governor Snyder has made it clear that threats of a Tea Party primary challenge won't distract him from doing what is best for his state. >>View Article

September 23 -- In the next few days, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled the first of four reports on renewable energy that could potentially reshape Michigan’s energy economy. Conservatives have a real opportunity to lead in the area of renewable energy and we should applaud Governor Snyder for his leadership in the energy sector.  >>View Article

September 23 -- Thanks to improvements in technology, Michigan utility companies should be capable of tripling their renewable energy use by 2035, according to a report issued Friday by the Michigan Public Service Commission and the Michigan Energy Office. >>View Article

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:54

Utility Moves Forward On $255M Wind Power Project

September 11 -- Consumers Energy plans to begin construction this year on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. announced Wednesday that it signed a contract with Southfield-based Barton Malow Co. for engineering, procurement and construction services at the Cross Winds Energy Park, a 105-megawatt wind farm in Tuscola County. >>View Article

Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:56

Making Michigan Wine With Cheaper Solar Energy

September 4 -- Crain Hill Vineyards in Leelanau County is touted as the first in Michigan to run 100% on solar power, and a start-up energy business sees an opportunity for homes and farms because of the steep price drops to install solar in the last year. >>View Article

July 12 -- Consumers Energy customers who participate in the utility’s energy efficiency programs since they were launched in 2009 have saved more than $360 million. >>View Article

July 1 -- General Motors will continue its drive into the green energy landscape after agreeing to install $1 million in of electricity-generating solar systems as part of a partnership with Consumers Energy. >>View Article

June 12 -- Vacationers taking the SS Badger across Lake Michigan this summer will be accompanied by oversize trailers carrying massive pieces of steel. The ship is carrying wind towers produced in Wisconsin and headed to wind farms under construction in Michigan. >>View Article

March 29 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission has found that renewable energy costs less than new coal generation. The commission has also reported that for every $1 invested in energy efficiency, consumers avoid $3.55 in energy costs. >>View Article

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