Michigan cycling advocate seeing big results from thinking small

It was the school dropoff that did it for Ty Schmidt. When he first moved to Traverse City, Michigan, about 11 years ago, he realized that the frustratingly…

Michigan economist discusses the market forces pushing electric vehicles, clean energy

After serving 18 years as chief global economist at Ford Motor Co. and then as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama, Ellen…

Q&A: A Michigan clean energy pioneer keeps looking to the future

On the outskirts of Traverse City, Michigan, sitting in the middle of farmland off M-72, is a giant lonely wind turbine that, in addition to electricity, produces a…

As coal plants close, groups scrutinize plans for more gas-fired generation in Michigan

Plans to build natural gas plants to replace coal-fired generation in Michigan are facing scrutiny from advocates looking to ensure renewable energy and energy efficiency are also being…

Michigan program finances first megawatt of solar, with ambitious goals ahead

A clean energy financing program in Michigan reached a milestone last month when it helped homeowners and businesses install 1 megawatt of solar energy across the state.

Michigan utility embarks on ‘next generation infrastructure’ for clean energy

As blighted and empty properties are being revamped on Grand Rapids, Michigan’s West Side, a major utility is partnering with the city and a local developer on an…

Small City Sets Big Clean-Energy Goal

Traverse City is in the national media for their commitment to using 100% renewable energy within four years.

Escanaba Looking at Solar Energy System

After looking at the pros and cons of solar energy for years, Escanaba is considering two alternative sites for developing a sun-powered system that would help reduce power…

Michigan Climate March News Roundup

Thousands of Michiganders march to call for action on climate change. Here are some of the news stories about the march that took place on Saturday, April 29.

In DC and statewide, Michiganders march for climate action

Michiganders will march on the nation’s capital and rally in cities around the state April 29 to call on elected leaders to take bold action now to avoid…


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