energy

1:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Environmentalists criticize fracking plan

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The company behind the plan says it's focusing on sites in the northern Lower Peninsula.
LANSING - A proposal to draw natural gas from as many as 500 wells in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula by using hydraulic fracturing is attracting attention from environmentalists. The Detroit News reports Monday that Calgary, Alberta-based Encana Corp. proposed the wells. Spokesman Doug Hock says the company is "in the early stages" of new drilling in Michigan.
7:37 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Businesses near location of new plant in Holland look for new locations

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Tenants in building near site of new plant have until September 1st to move out
The 17 businesses housed in 100 Fairbanks in the city of Holland aren't just neighbors, they make up their own little community, said Keith Walters, the housing director for Building Men for Life, a nonprofit located in the building. They run the gamut for business models.
9:08 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Holland Board of Public Works picks site for natural gas plant

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Will pay $1.6-million for site
The industrial parcel of Fairbanks Avenue and Fifth Street has been chosen as the site of the Holland Board of Public Works new combined cycle natural gas power plant.
8:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Study says Palisades among nuclear power plants most at risk of being shut down

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Report finds economics challenges face many nuclear power plants
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI -- With a study out Thursday placing Palisades on a list of 12 U.S. nuclear power plants most at risk for shutting down, Entergy Corp. declined to comment on the Covert Township plant's financial performance but said it believed that nuclear power would remain an important source of power for the country in the long term.
9:17 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New water leak found at Palisades

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced leak during webinar, but says it's not radioactive and does not impact safety
This diagram used during a webinar hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday shows the water tank, lined in red, at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant that was repaired after leaks. The leaking nozzle is shown in one of the yellow areas. The control room is marked below the yellow lines.

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