Q&A: Legal expert on Line 5, treaty rights and the public trust

Mary Christina Wood is the architect of a legal argument designed to force government action on climate change, notably by a group of youth plaintiffs now suing the…
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Midwest researchers tap into low-cost, long-duration energy storage

The test projects involve using cheap materials to store energy as heat and convert it to electricity when needed.
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100% Clean Energy Bill Introduced in Michigan

Rabhi Proposal Establishes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Standards by 2050
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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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