energy

"MUSKEGON, MI – Hundreds of people turned out to the channel Sunday, Nov. 8 to get pictures of what's expected to be the last large freighter to deliver coal to the B.C. Cobb electric plant in Muskegon. Consumers Energy plans to shut down the plant on Muskegon Lake in 2016, in part because of tightening federal restrictions on power plant emissions." (MLive)

"STOCKBRIDGE TWP. — In a field that produced corn and wheat for generations, the industrial complex Enbridge calls Stockbridge Station is delivering a blend of oil wealth and woe to residents of Ingham County. Last year, Enbridge began erecting five massive steel tanks with the capacity to handle about 70 million gallons of the crude oil that is delivered continuously by pipeline 6B at a rate of 21 million gallons per day." (Lansing State Journal)

WMUK

Some business groups and Republican lawmakers have criticized the Obama administration’s new rules for states on carbon emissions. But energy consultant Michael Rader says the Clean Power Plan is good for the environment and the economy. 


Michigan Public Radio Network

A bill that would make major changes to Michigan’s solar power laws is getting some pushback. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

More Michiganders are using rooftop solar panels to generate electricity and take advantage of a state program. It requires utilities to buy back their excess power and credit the customer.

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