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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 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 →

In Upper Midwest Wind Expansion, Xcel Sees a Plentitude of Suppliers

Ian Campbell for SNL: There are more than 7,400 MW of existing uncontracted wind projects in development in the Upper Midwest, providing a competitive backdrop for a recent solicitation issued by Xcel Energy Inc.. Xcel Energy is seeking proposals for up to 1,500 MW of wind energy from projects located in Michigan, North Dakota, South […]

September 30, 2016 Read More →
Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

30 States Have Projects Under Construction or in Advanced Development

Wind power is a rapidly growing source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The declining cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is changing the mix of fuels […]

September 16, 2016 Read More →

On the Blogs: A Michigan ‘Pivot’ Toward Renewables

Codi Kozacek for Circle of Blue: Michigan’s largest electric supplier, DTE Energy, announced in June that it will retire eight coal-fired power units at three of its power plants over the next seven years. The plants generated a quarter of the utility’s electricity last year. Two months earlier, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s second largest electric utility, […]

September 7, 2016 Read More →