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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 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 →

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 →