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Report:  No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

Report: No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

No Evidence of a Turnaround at Prairie State (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis

September 25, 2014 Read More →
Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise (pdf).

August 29, 2012 Read More →

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Commentary: Renewables Offer Michigan a Stronger Energy Economy Than Natural Gas Development Does

Detroit News: Michigan regulators will soon decide whether to give DTE Energy the green light to build a new, billion-dollar natural gas plant in St. Clair County. This comes at a time when Michigan’s clean energy sector is stronger than ever, supporting more than 92,000 jobs across the state. Instead of clinging to fuels of […]

April 2, 2018 Read More →

As Wind and Solar Prices Drop, Some States Push to Expand Renewable Energy Mandates

Utility Dive: In the beginning, renewable portfolio standards drove the renewable energy market. While its role has diminished somewhat as wind and solar, especially, have become cost-competitive, a handful of states are still expanding these mandates for more ambitious targets. The proposed mandates themselves fit squarely within a trend of states expanding these standards. California, […]

March 14, 2018 Read More →

6.7-Million-Customer Michigan Utility Announces Coal Phaseout

AP: Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated Press. The utility plans to generate 40% of its power from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by then, Patti Poppe said […]

February 20, 2018 Read More →

Michigan City Seeds Redevelopment Project With a Solar Storage Initiative

Midwest Energy News: As blighted and empty properties are being revamped on Grand Rapids, Michigan’s West Side, a major utility is partnering with the city and a local developer on an “energy district” equipped with solar panels and battery storage to accompany the growth. The Circuit West project spanning roughly 10 blocks near downtown is […]

July 19, 2017 Read More →

Michigan Utility: ‘Change Is on the Way’

Lansing State Journal: Change is on the way, starting with a major state energy law that Michigan legislators and Gov. Rick Snyder approved late last year. The new law provides a blueprint for our state’s energy future. Regardless of what happens on the federal level, our state plan sets up new targets to expand renewable […]

June 12, 2017 Read More →

Op-Ed: A Faith-Based Call to Renewable Energy

John P. Gardner for the Ft. Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette: We are casting a bold and urgent vision that change in our individual and institutional habits is both possible and needed. Once upon a time, the congregation I serve used coal as fuel for heating. But that was two or more generations ago. We have […]

January 6, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Michigan’s Coal Phase-out Emblematic of Market-Driven Transition

Brad Plumer for Vox: All year, Donald Trump has been promising to rescue the US coal industry by repealing various Obama-era pollution rules and ending the “war on coal.” And all year, analysts have pointed out that he probably can’t stop the collapse of the coal industry — since coal’s woes go far beyond the […]

November 29, 2016 Read More →

Michigan’s Biggest Utility Is Phasing Out Coal

Emily Lawler for Michigan Live: President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to end the “war on coal,” but DTE Energy CEO Gerry Anderson said the company plans to phase out the fuel, regardless. Anderson said the company had already shuttered three coal-fired units, and has plans to shelve another eight by 2030. “All of those retirements […]

November 28, 2016 Read More →

Next U.S. Offshore Wind Farm: Lake Erie

Joe Ryan for Bloomberg News: The next U.S. offshore wind farm in the U.S. will probably be almost 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the nearest ocean. The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. expects to finalize a deal by yearend with Fred. Olsen Renewables AS to build a 20.7 megawatt wind project in Lake Erie, off […]

October 27, 2016 Read More →

Michigan Christian Coalition Pushes for More Renewables

From the Oakland County (Michigan) Press: Together, we represent a very diverse cross-section of conservatives. Generation X and Y, millennials, College Republicans, black, white, middle eastern, single, married, military parents, West Michigan, Greater Detroit area, Lansing, private sector, public sector, non-profit, employees and business owners. One area where we are unified is in our commitment […]

October 6, 2016 Read More →