Michigan Electric Vehicle Future May Benefit from the VW Emissions Scandal

The litigation surrounding Volkswagen’s emission cheating scandal has come to an end, and the details of the settlement are out. The results may benefit Michigan thanks to outstanding work by…
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Demand response could limit the need for new power plants in Michigan

As Michigan utilities and policymakers grapple with how to replace lost generation from retired power plants, a pair of recent studies suggest better management of demand can be…
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Two New Michigan Community Solar Projects Take Off

Two new community solar projects are launching in Michigan, moving our state one step closer to 100% renewable energy.
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Michigan utility withdraws plans for electric vehicle charging network

A Michigan utility has withdrawn its plans for a $15 million statewide electric vehicle infrastructure network following concerns raised over the past several months by state officials, clean…
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Some Michigan lawmakers wasting little time to revisit energy policy

Fifty-four days after Michigan lawmakers agreed on comprehensive and widely praised energy reforms, the Republican legislator now steering energy policy discussions in the state House announced he’s ready…
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Electricity costs likely to surge in a warming world

Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new study involving…
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Michigan climate group calls for action as Earth’s warming streak continues

The Michigan Climate Action Network (MICAN) on Thursday called for greater urgency in addressing climate change, citing new federal data that confirms 2016 was the planet’s warmest year…
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Traverse City's 100% Renewable Goal featured on Michigan Radio

Last month, Traverse City officials pledged that by the year 2020, all city operations will be powered by renewable energy. That means traffic signals, street lights, and city-owned…
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New Study 'Sounds Alarm' on Another Climate Feedback Loop

"What we know from this study is that warming will result in the loss of stored carbon in a wide variety of ecosystems—and that has potentially harmful effects…
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TC renewable energy goal is good for the community

This Op-Ed appeared in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Bob Sutherland is the owner of Cherry Republic and will join the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Board of Directors in…
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