energy

Karen Douglas / Kalamazoo Nature Center

The Kalamazoo Nature Center unveils a new solar panel array Wednesday to mark the summer solstice. The panels generate a third of the power needed to run the Nature Center. 

A poster hanging in the main entrance to the Covert Public Schools building
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Closing the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert Township means finding a place for spent nuclear fuel and determining where power currently generated by the plant will come from.


WMUK

Bronte Payne says she was planning to be a doctor, but while she was a Kalamazoo College student the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo River inspired her to work on environmental issues.


A partially constructed wind tunnel. A new type of wind power from the Sheerwind Company based in Minnesota. It funnels wind to increase wind speeds that then blow past propellers to make energy.
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

A Western Michigan University professor says market forces, not government policy will determine the future of the energy industry. Joyashish Thakurta says the trend is away from coal toward natural gas. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A major rewrite of Michigan’s energy policy is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder. 

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