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Dianda, VerHeulen, Schmidt, Introduce Reliable, Affordable Clean Energy Plan

Bills target sector growth, job creation, new investments, lower energy costs and environmental protection LANSING – A bipartisan legislative package introduced this week by state Reps. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) Rob VerHeulen (R-Walker) and Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) aims to start a discussion about Michigan’s energy future in order to grow the state’s economy, provide jobs, […]

U-M, GVSU collaboration to Bring Alternative-Energy Inspired Arts Performance to Muskegon

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan dance professor Robin Wilson—tonight a performer—licks her index finger and then lifts it to check the imaginary wind’s direction. This opening gesture is symbolic of the issue being explored during a special Ann Arbor Dance Works preview of a performance called “Into the Wind.” Wilson and six students and alumni from […]

Exploring Ways to Reduce Costs for ‘Energy Intensive’ Industrial Users

LANSING, MI – Facing the task of reducing costs for “energy intensive” industrial customers, a newly formed group aims to identify opportunities to decrease rates for high-energy users. “We will draw on knowledge from a range of stakeholders and decision-makers, and come up with recommendations that are cost-effective and reliable for Michigan’s industries,” said Steve […]

Union of Concerned Scientists: Renewables Could Meet Nearly a Third of Michigan’s Energy Need

CHICAGO (March 12, 2013) – Michigan can meet nearly a third of its electricity needs by tripling power produced from in-state renewable energy sources by 2030 at virtually no additional cost to consumers, all while maintaining reliability and spurring billions of dollars of investment in the state, according to a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) […]

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Natural Gas Report

U.S. natural gas stocks at the end of the heating season expected to be lowest since 2003 Snow and cold cut into U.S. crude oil production this winter Oil demand expected to rise in non-industrialized countries, led by strong  growth in China Bookmark It Hide Sites

Snyder, Midwest Governors Send Letter to President for Propane Help

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder and governors from six other Midwestern states today sent President Barack Obama a letter formally asking for assistance in dealing with a propane supply shortage that is affecting the states’ residents. Snyder said his administration has worked closely with the propane and rail freight industries to improve supply levels. […]

$8 Billion Pure Michigan Business Connect Program Grows with Increased Commitments from Consumers Energy, DTE Energy

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – The state’s $8 billion Pure Michigan Business Connect program continues to grow, with Consumers Energy and DTE Energy committing to a total of $2 billion in spending with other Michigan-based companies, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today. “Consumers Energy and DTE Energy helped build the foundation for Pure Michigan Business Connect by […]

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association Wins Community Solar Garden Grant

LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association has been awarded a $33,304 grant from the Michigan Energy Office, Renewable Energy Demonstration Program, to perform a Community Solar PV Garden Feasibility Study. “Renewable energy resources, such as community solar, offer many potential community, economic, environmental, national security, and […]

Port Huron Area School District Wins Energy Grant To Replace Obsolete Lighting In Elementary Schools

LANSING – The Port Huron Area School District was awarded a $99,365 grant for installation of energy efficient lighting in seven elementary schools, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. “Replacing obsolete lighting equipment will make the school environment healthier for students and also bring energy and cost saving benefits to the school district,” […]

Tuition Rebate Can Help Small Businesses Cut Costs And Save Energy

Are you a small business owner or building operator looking for ways to cut your energy consumption and costs?  You may be eligible for up to $350 in tuition rebates for building operators who complete training and certification in the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. The $350 rebate from the Michigan Energy Office (MEO) […]

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