energy

Members of the energy industry and some legislators are pushing the state to pass energy overhaul bills by the end of this year. In April of next year, nine coal-fired power plants are expected to close. At a roundtable held by utility companies this morning, some legislative leaders said politics could get in the way of the bills if the state waits until 2016. The full House could consider the bills as early as next week. (MLive)

"COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued two license amendments involving embrittlement to Palisades Nuclear Plant along Lake Michigan, saying the requests for the amendments would maintain public health and safety." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder has thrown his support behind an energy plan that could be voted on soon by the state House. 

"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)

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