energy http://wmuk.org en Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee http://wmuk.org/post/consumers-energy-drops-renewables-fee <p><a href="http://www.consumersenergy.com/">Consumers Energy</a> customers will see slightly lower electricity bills starting next month. That's because on Thursday the state <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc">Public Service Commission</a> approved the utility's plan to drop a renewable energy surcharge. The <a href="http://www.gongwer.com">Gongwer News Service</a> reports that the PSC approved the change because of the falling cost of wind power. Elimination of the surcharge was included in Consumers new renewable energy plan.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:23:27 +0000 Andrew Robins 15210 at http://wmuk.org Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee WSW: Covering Oil, Politics and More in Iraq http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-covering-oil-politics-and-more-iraq <p></p><p></p><p>Ben Lando's&nbsp;career in journalism has taken him from Kalamazoo to Baghdad.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:21:17 +0000 Gordon Evans 12419 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Covering Oil, Politics and More in Iraq The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power http://wmuk.org/post/costs-and-risks-nuclear-power <p></p><p></p><p>A social activist says nuclear power is expensive for the public, and a safety risk.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:28:42 +0000 Gordon Evans 12320 at http://wmuk.org The Costs and Risks of Nuclear Power Making sustainability a habit http://wmuk.org/post/making-sustainability-habit <p>A Western Michigan University graduate student is working on a project she hopes will dramatize the costs of not saving energy. The project was one focus of <a href="http://www.aashe.org/campus-sustainability-day">National Campus Sustainability Day</a> events at Western on Wednesday (Oct. 23).</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Michigan University officials say it has been working on ways to cut energy use for nearly two decades even has the number of buildings on campus grew. And Western President John Dunn says those efforts have paid off:</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:40:57 +0000 Andrew Robins 9736 at http://wmuk.org Making sustainability a habit WestSouthwest: A conservative solution to climate change http://wmuk.org/post/westsouthwest-conservative-solution-climate-change <p></p><p></p><p>Former Congressman Bob Inglis tells WMUK's&nbsp;Andy Robins that we're approaching climate change thewrong way.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:55:25 +0000 Gordon Evans 9165 at http://wmuk.org WestSouthwest: A conservative solution to climate change