Report warns about climate change impacts on Great Lakes and Region

A new report from Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) says climate change is causing significant and far-reaching impacts on the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes region.

Utility-linked group seeks to dismantle net metering in Michigan

A group with millions of dollars in undisclosed donations says state policy makes “private renewables” bad for low-income residents and communities of color.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

100% Clean Energy Bill Introduced in Michigan

Rabhi Proposal Establishes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Standards by 2050

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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