renewable energy

6:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Legislation Seeks to Limit Lawsuits Over Wind Turbines

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State is trying to reach a standard of getting 10% of its power from renewable sources by the end of next year
They are the epitome of a "not in my backyard" item: massive wind turbines whose blades can reach more than 300 feet into the sky. People want the clean energy they produce, but not the sight of them on their horizon or, for those closer by, the humming they generate.
7:21 am
Fri December 5, 2014

House Passes Bill That Redefines Renewable Energy

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Environmentalists say state is taking step backward on renewable energy
LANSING, MI - The Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday passed 63-46 legislation that would count fuel from burning solid waste as a renewable energy source, something environmentalists say is "irresponsible." HB 5205, sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, aims to remove barriers to the use of solid waste as a clean energy source.
SW Michigan
5:19 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

WMU Solar Car Ties for 3rd in Formula Sun, Races On

Western Michigan University's Sunseeker solar car.
Credit Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University’s Sunseeker solar car tied for third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas last weekend. And the engineering students on the Sunseeker team aren’t done yet.

Starting July 21 they'll race the car against other college teams in the American Solar Challenge. That takes the Sunseeker on a more than 1700-mile course to Minneapolis.

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1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Snyder calls for reducing Michigan's reliance on coal, increasing renewable energy

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Environmental groups give plan mixed reviews
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder set a broad vision for Michigan's energy policy that involves a more flexible range of renewable energy goals to be achieved by 2025. The Republican governor on Thursday held a roundtable discussion in Detroit to outline his thoughts following a one-year study of Michigan's energy landscape and policy.
3:00 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

State conservatives form renewable energy forum

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The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum wants the state to put more funds into increasing energy efficiency and alternative energy sources in Michigan.
LANSING - Several Republican leaders have formed a conservative group aimed at promoting renewable energy in Michigan. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum will push the state to reduce its dependence on coal and increase investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. The announcement comes two days before Gov.