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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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New wind dominates expected capacity additions in U.S. Midcontinent-ISO transmission region

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Nearly three-quarters of the power generation capacity expected to come into service in the Midcontinent-ISO region in 2019 is to be fueled by wind, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis. In the Midcontinent-ISO region, stretching from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana to the U.S./Canada border in the Upper […]

February 15, 2019 Read More →

Michigan utilities move forward with coal phase-out plans

Crain’s Detroit Business: Renewable energy had a major moment last year when Michigan’s major utilities announced they would end the use of coal as an electricity generator by 2040. For 2019, the race will be on in earnest by large public utilities like DTE Energy Co. and Consumers Energy Co. to begin replacing retiring coal […]

January 22, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: A sea change in American offshore wind

IEEFA U.S.: A sea change in American offshore wind

Up and down the East Coast, initiatives to develop a massive and largely untapped market

The big lease sales ($405 million) last month in coastal waters off Massachusetts for three federally owned tracts that didn’t sell at an auction in 2015 signal a sea change in how U.S. offshore wind generation potential is now perceived. The winners of that auction, who emerged after 32 rounds of bidding over two days, […]

and January 9, 2019 Read More →

Michigan town votes to close local coal plant

Grand Haven Tribune: In a decision long-awaited by residents, activists and stakeholders, the Grand Haven City Council voted unanimously Monday to authorize the closure of the [80 megawatt] Sims power plant in June 2020. The resolution authorizes the Board of Light & Power to decommission the coal-burning plant on Harbor Island on the condition that […]

November 20, 2018 Read More →

Traverse City utility adopts 2040 100% renewable goal

Traverse City Record Eagle: Wind, solar and landfill gas could power all of Traverse City Light & Power’s customers by 2040 if the utility meets its renewable energy goals. Utility board members set the target when they adopted a 2018 strategic plan at their meeting Tuesday. It covers a wide range of topics, from maintaining […]

August 15, 2018 Read More →

Alliant Energy to eliminate coal generation in Iowa and Michigan, invest $2 billion in renewables

Utility Dive: Alliant Energy on Thursday issued its Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), revealing a plan to eliminate coal use and cut emissions 80% by 2050. The company will spend more than $2 billion on new renewable energy, and will double its number of wind sites from six to a dozen. Renewables will make up more […]

August 3, 2018 Read More →

Conservative group sees major benefits in Michigan renewable energy efforts

Energy News Network: Michigan could see billions in economic impact and tens of thousands of new jobs if its major utilities follow through on voluntary pledges to boost renewable energy, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative energy group. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum report highlights the potential economic impact as utilities […]

June 29, 2018 Read More →

Michigan sees solar potential in contaminated properties

Energy News Network: Michigan officials are exploring the potential for solar energy projects on tax-forfeited properties where there is no interest from developers for other uses. A state land bank in Michigan owns more than 4,500 properties that were obtained through tax foreclosure. Many of them are undesirable due to contamination. “What makes solar such […]

June 26, 2018 Read More →

Little support for coal bailout in Michigan

The Detroit News: Michigan energy suppliers say proposed actions by the Trump administration to declare an energy state of emergency are unnecessary and could lead to higher electric bills for customers. Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates electricity sales and transmission, testified before Congress last week that there is no energy emergency […]

June 25, 2018 Read More →

Michigan utility with 6.7 million customers to exit coal generation by 2040

The Detroit News: Consumers Energy said Wednesday it will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040. The announcement comes as the utility company files a plan this week with the Michigan Public Service Commission outlining how it will meet that goal. The company said it will increase its use of renewable resources, especially solar, […]

June 14, 2018 Read More →