Michigan coal plant closures helping push small utility to clean energy

Plans by Michigan’s two major utilities to close coal plants within the next 15 years are having a ripple effect on smaller companies that purchase power from them.
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Michigan PURPA rulings a ‘mixed bag’ for independent power producers

Independent power producers say recent rulings by Michigan regulators provide short-term development opportunities but also more uncertainty in the coming years as they negotiate contracts with a major…
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Michigan voters could get last word on Line 5 pipeline replacement

The state’s races for governor and attorney general offer voters stark choices on the controversial energy project.
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Traverse City sets first community-wide 100 percent renewable energy goal in Michigan

City’s utility board adopts groundbreaking goal.
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Michigan utilities look to lower rates through EV time of use charging

Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.
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Advocates call Michigan utility’s net metering replacement ‘outrageous’

Solar advocates say the first utility proposal to replace net metering in Michigan would unfairly compensate customers for their power while also charging them “punitive” fixed fees.
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In Michigan, unwanted properties could see new life with solar projects

Michigan foreclosures could be ripe for solar development, officials say. Michigan officials are exploring the potential for solar energy projects on tax-forfeited properties where there is no interest…
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Michigan utility plans major shift from coal to solar in coming decades

The CEO of one of Michigan’s largest utilities says solar is a better long-term investment than new natural gas plants. Consumers Energy, which previously announced plans to close…
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Groups challenge East China Township DTE plant approval

A coalition of environmental groups is appealing the Michigan Public Service Commission’s approval of a new natural gas power plant slated for East China Township next year.
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Clean Energy Ballot Initiative Campaign Announces Breakthrough Agreement

Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan Announces Breakthrough Agreement with MI Energy Companies DTE Energy and Consumers Energy to Bring more Clean Energy to Michigan Residents Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan…
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