renewable energy

1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Snyder calls for reducing Michigan's reliance on coal, increasing renewable energy

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Environmental groups give plan mixed reviews
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder set a broad vision for Michigan's energy policy that involves a more flexible range of renewable energy goals to be achieved by 2025. The Republican governor on Thursday held a roundtable discussion in Detroit to outline his thoughts following a one-year study of Michigan's energy landscape and policy.
3:00 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

State conservatives form renewable energy forum

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The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum wants the state to put more funds into increasing energy efficiency and alternative energy sources in Michigan.
LANSING - Several Republican leaders have formed a conservative group aimed at promoting renewable energy in Michigan. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum will push the state to reduce its dependence on coal and increase investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The announcement comes two days before Gov.
7:23 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Battle Creek pushes sustainability

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City is working toward a goal of using 15% renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2015
Who knew sewage and trash handling could be so innovative? Battle Creek officials made a $5 million commitment earlier this year that was the first of its kind: inventive equipment, made by a local company, would be purchased and operated by the city to treat municipal sewage sludge and transform it into a marketable fuel source.
6:55 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Report finds renewable energy cheaper than expected

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Michigan Public Service Commission report shows state on target to meet goals for producing renewable energy
As Michigan approaches a key deadline for the implementation of renewable energy across the state, a new draft report shows the utilities should have no problem complying with the mandates. The bonus: The cost of that renewable energy is cheaper than originally expected.
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3:48 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Utilities in Michigan could use more renewable energy

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Utilities in the state could use as 30 percent renewable energy sources by 2035.
LANSING - Michigan utilities could achieve renewable energy standards as high as 30 percent by 2035, according to a new report from the state. State regulators are exploring what to do once Michigan utilities meet the current requirement of 10 percent renewable energy by 2015. Gov.