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Consumers Energy Buys 166 Megawatts Of Wind Power From Crescent Wind

JONESVILLE—Officials at Consumers Energy announced that it had taken ownership of the 166-megawatt Crescent Wind farm in Hillsdale County, which is now producing clean, renewable energy for residents and businesses in Michigan. Said Dennis Dobbs, vice president of enterprise project management, engineering and services for Consumers Energy: “It’s amazing to consider the addition of Crescent Wind

Startup Backed By Bezos And Gates Seeks To Use Nuclear Fusion To Make Nearly Unlimited Clean Energy

CAMBRIDGE,  Ma. - After Brandon Sorbom graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2010, he decided to take the “couple of thousand dollars” he had saved and his credit card (he had 0% interest for a year) and fly to Boston. Sorbom wanted to get his Ph.D. in nuclear fusion but had been rejected

By |2021-02-19T15:52:17-05:00February 19th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

MPSC, EGLE Join 11 States To Plan For Power Grid Transition To Clean, Distributed Energy

LANSING - Michigan joined 11 states across the country in exploring the comprehensive electricity planning that will be required for states to create a more optimized grid that’s also more affordable for customers. The Michigan Public Service Commission and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy participated in the nationwide Task Force on

Michigan Grants Enbridge Key Permits To Build Line 5 Tunnel Under Straits

LANSING - Enbridge Energy is one step closer to building a tunnel to transport petroleum beneath the Straits of Mackinac, after Michigan environmental regulators approved key permits for the Line 5 project. The decision by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy comes months after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the pipeline to shut down

By |2021-01-31T10:37:17-05:00January 30th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

ITC Brightens Holidays Spirits By Decorating I-96 Transmission Tower With Xmas Lights

NOVI - ITC Michigan, which owns and operates the high-voltage electricity grid in most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, has once again lit up one of its 150-foot tall transmission towers in Novi with colorful holiday decorations. The transmission tower is decorated with approximately one-third mile of rope lights (17,700 bulbs). The display includes a 10-

Texas To Host Largest Solar Project In United States

CHICAGO - Invenergy, a global developer and operator of green energy generation and storage, announced a 1,310-megawatt solar farm in northeastern Texas - the largest in the US upon completion. The solar farm is currently under construction. The Samson Solar Energy Center, as it’s called, will support five major consumer brands and supply power to

By |2020-11-28T12:53:27-05:00November 28th, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

MPSC Report: Demand For Home Heating Fuel To Rise Due To COVID-19 Work From Home

LANSING - Despite a long-term forecast for a comparatively normal Michigan winter, demand for home heating fuel is expected to rise as more Michiganders continue to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the MPSC’s 2020-2021 Winter Energy Appraisal.   The continued impact of the pandemic has thrown a curveball to forecasting, given unknowns about

By |2020-10-31T08:22:45-04:00October 31st, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

Hydrogen At Tipping Point – $11 trillion Market On Tap

NEW YORK - After decades of false starts, hydrogen technology is poised to take off as falling production costs, technological improvements, and a global push toward sustainability converge, according to Bank of America. The firm believes this will generate $2.5 trillion in direct revenue — or $4 trillion if revenue from associated products such as

By |2020-10-02T17:30:09-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid, Clean, Green, wireless|

14 New Solar Farms To Be Built In 8 Michigan Counties To Provide 500MW Of Electricity

ASHVILLE, NC – Pine Gate Renewables and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. announced their first wave of solar energy projects into Michigan - 14 new solar farms in eight counties constructed as part of a larger initiative to bring more than 500MW of renewable energy projects to the state through 20-year Power Purchase Agreements. The

By |2020-09-26T16:25:12-04:00September 26th, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

MPSC To Hold Public Hearing On Enbridge Line 5 Request To Relocate Pipeline

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold an electronic public hearing on Aug. 24 to take input on Enbridge Energy LP’s request for siting authority of its plans to relocate a segment of the Line 5 pipeline to a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Members of the public wishing to make comments