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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Michigan conservatives hope to make inroads on clean energy with ALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council has long been hostile to policies designed to advance clean energy. A group of Michigan conservatives are seeking a new approach.
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In Michigan, a conservative clean energy playbook emerges

Renewable energy is getting cheaper and more popular, even among Republican voters, and that makes now a better time than ever for conservative candidates to support clean energy…
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Solar installations put Ypsilanti, Michigan on the clean energy map

A volunteer-driven effort to install solar in the middle-class town of 20,000 people has caught the attention of Google and the U.S. Department of Energy.
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5 takeaways from Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard report

The debate over renewable energy in Michigan is again in full swing. Within the past two weeks, advocates launched a ballot initiative to require utilities to hit 30…
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Upper Peninsula groups see a bigger role for solar, efficiency

Michigan regulators’ approval of gas units to replacing an aging coal plant was a setback for Upper Peninsula clean energy groups, but advocates still see opportunities to expand…
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Q&A: Michigan energy director says pipeline shutdown ‘still very much on the table’

Since Gov. Rick Snyder took office in 2011, Michigan’s energy sector — like those across the country — has undergone a major shift. Utilities plan to have closed…
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Ann Arbor Passes 100% Renewable Energy City Resolution

The City of Ann Arbor unanimously passed a resolution committing to using 100% clean and renewable energy for all city facilities by 2035. Ann Arbor has come one…
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