energy

7:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Allegan County Judge Says She Won't 'Create New Law' in Fracking Case

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Group wants tighter standards on leases for lands that could be used for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas
ALLEGAN, MI - An Allegan County judge warned an environmental group on Thursday, April 10, that she's not out to make new law on behalf of its effort to cancel state-issued oil and gas leases in the Allegan State Game Area.
7:12 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Back to Service After Scheduled 55 Day Outage

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Broken piece of metal was found insides the plant's reactor during inspection
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant was put back into service Sunday morning following a 55-day, 19-hour scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began Jan. 19. During the maintenance period, which was the plant's 23rd refueling outage, 64 used fuel assemblies were removed from the reactor vessel and replaced, according to a press release issued Sunday morning.
7:55 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Palisades Officials Say Metal Lodged in Reactor Doesn't Pose Safety Risk

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Spokeswoman for plant's owner says metal is physically separated from fuel
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - A piece of metal from a broken impeller blade has lodged in the reactor vessel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. Workers discovered the issue during the nuclear power plant's scheduled refueling and maintenance shutdown, which began Jan. 19.
11:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Consumers Energy-Funded Group Running Ads Against Electric Deregulation

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Proposal in Michigan House would allow more utilities to sell electricity in Michigan
LANSING - A group backed by Consumers Energy is buying radio and television ads throughout Michigan opposing efforts to open the electric market to more competition. Citizens for Energizing Michigan's Economy ( CEME) recently formed as a 501(c)4 "social welfare" organization with the goal of blocking efforts to remove a 10 percent cap on alternate electric suppliers.
7:27 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Bond Sale Approved for Holland Power Plant

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Largest bond sale in Holland's history approved to pay for natural gas plant
The Holland Board of Public Works will be in debt to the tune of roughly $165 million by this time next month.At a Wednesday joint meeting of the Holland City Council and the BPW Board of Directors, the sale of up to $195 million in bonds was approved unanimously by each entity.Despite the higher figure, BPW General Manager Dave Koster expects that the true amount to be borrowed will be closer to $160-165 million.

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