How to Help During the Pandemic

Michigan now has the third most COVID-19 cases in the nation, and the US has become the epicenter of the global pandemic. Our thoughts are with everyone in…

Michigan’s electricity resource planning law is pushing utilities on clean energy

The process requires utilities to account for the costs and benefits of renewables, efficiency, and fossil fuel investments.

With wave of solar on the horizon, most Michigan communities lack policies

A new policy database aims to help cities, counties, and townships be proactive when it comes to land-use issues.

Michigan Environmental Justice Council to Take On Energy Access and Pollution

Members of the state’s Advisory Council for Environmental Justice expressed optimism as they began work this month.

Enbridge Court Decision Doesn't Change the Science

The Michigan Court of Appeals decided on Thursday in favor of Enbridge’s right to apply for federal and state permits for Line 5 tunnel oil construction. Kate Madigan,…

As solar takes off, Michigan advocates fear key program is running out of space

A 2008 state law capped net metering at 1% of a utility’s peak load — a threshold some companies are now nearing.

Michigan energy task force readies propane report, but questions loom

The Upper Peninsula’s dependence on propane is a factor in the state’s debate over the future of the Line 5 natural gas pipeline.

Electric vehicle drivers in Michigan see increased investment in fast charging

An infusion of public and private funds is helping to expand the state’s network of public fast charging stations.

City of Lansing Asked to Declare Climate Emergency

League of Women Voters-Lansing Area co-presidents Margo Smith and Donna Mullins proposed that the City of Lansing adopt A Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency.

Climate Matters in Michigan

Pressing Realities for a State and a Region Nearly fifty years after the 1970 Teach-In on the Environment, which began with a rally in Crisler Center, the University…


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