Commentary: To build energy resilience in Michigan, we must challenge DTE

The tides are shifting in Michigan. Last month, after years of intense pressure from student organizers, the University of Michigan made a seismic announcement: It is divesting its…
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Line 5 pipeline shutdown adds urgency to Michigan’s propane heating debate

Shutting down the pipeline would cut off the Upper Peninsula from its supply of cheap propane, but clean energy advocates say there are better alternatives for heating.
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Michigan group helping to keep justice on the state’s environmental agenda

Michigan Advisory Council on Environmental Justice members say Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration is listening to it on issues from pipelines to the pandemic.
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EGLE’s Decision to Grant Enbridge Oil Tunnel Permits Out of Touch with Climate Crisis

Today, Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) approved a permit Enbridge was seeking to build an oil pipeline tunnel to replace Line 5 under the…
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Detroit affordable housing project will give renters benefits of solar ownership

The unique model would put utility bill savings from solar installation into a fund to help residents cover expenses such as medical bills or college tuition.
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Commentary: Distributed energy plays a critical role in Michigan’s carbon-neutral goal

A new presidential administration in 2021 will change the policy landscape for states that are working toward realizing ambitious carbon neutrality goals.
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Commission Orders Judge to Reconsider Exclusion of Climate Change in Enbridge Line 5 Case in Light of Gov. Whitmer’s Line 5 Shutdown Order

Reacting to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to shut down the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline, the Michigan Public Service Commission today ordered that Administrative Law Judge Dennis Mack re-hear…
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A Year for Climate Action in Michigan

2020 has been a year like no other. In the midst of the pandemic and the election that have dominated the news and our lives in so many…
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Michigan task force makeup suggests the future of transportation is still cars

Environmental and public transit advocates are dismayed by their exclusion from a new council charged with shaping a vision for “future mobility” in the state.
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Five Reasons the State Must Consider Climate in the Oil Tunnel Decision

By Margrethe Kearney and Kate Madigan - Enbridge is attempting to permit and build a tunnel under the Great Lakes to relocate its aging Line 5 oil and…
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