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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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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 →

Michigan’s Presque Isle Coal Plant to Close in 2020

The Mining Journal: The Presque Isle Power Plant is on track to close in 2020, officials say. The closing date of the coal-fired plant was confirmed at the Upper Peninsula Energy Summit Wednesday at Northern Michigan University. The facility will be replaced by two new natural gas-fueled power plants in Marquette and Baraga counties to […]

May 25, 2018 Read More →

Michigan Utilities Agree to 25 Percent Renewables Goal

The Detroit News: A ballot committee seeking to boost Michigan’s renewable energy mandate is ending a statewide petition drive after reaching an agreement with utility giants DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. The state’s two largest utilities announced Friday they are targeting a “50 percent clean energy goal” by 2030, including investments to ensure that 25 […]

May 21, 2018 Read More →

DTE Energy Issues Green Bonds to Fund Renewable Projects

DBusiness: DTE Energy in Detroit today announced it is the first company in Michigan to offer green bonds, which were priced Monday. The $525 million in bonds will finance green investments, including low-carbon projects such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. DTE is the fifth [energy] company in the nation to sell green bonds. “Green […]

May 3, 2018 Read More →

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 →