Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Office of Climate and Energy

In a bold step to respond to the science that people have 12 years to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions to prevent the worse effects of a warming…
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Polar vortex offers utility customers lesson in demand response

Michigan residents might not have to wait for the next polar vortex to hear more about demand response.
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Q&A: Michigan’s top utility regulator on the state’s energy transition

The chair of the Michigan Public Service Commission discusses how utility oversight has changed amid a shift toward renewable energy.
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What’s next for Line 5: studies, permits and ‘inevitable’ lawsuits

A three-member board overseeing the tunnel project for the state is scheduled to hold its first meeting Wednesday.
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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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