Consumers Energy Celebrates New Solar Power Plant In Cadillac

CADILLAC—Officials of Consumers Energy, the state of Michigan, and the city of Cadillac last week dedicated the company’s third solar power plant, Cadillac Solar Gardens. Consumers Energy’s Clean Energy Plan proposes using nearly 8,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2040, ending the use of coal by 2025, achieving net zero carbon emissions and saving customers

By |2021-07-27T07:15:37-04:00July 25th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

West Michigan Sustainable Business Hires Wesley Watson As New Engagement Manager

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business has hired Wesley Watson as its new Engagement Manager. In this new role, Watson will provide tactical support for the Forum's growth as a regional and statewide network, its educational programming, and collaborative projects. Among other initiatives, he will be leading our work to engage underrepresented communities in

By |2021-06-11T15:43:03-04:00June 11th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

More Electric Chargers Needed To Fuel EV Future

WASHINGTON DC - President Joe Biden has announced a plan to spend $174 billion to make it easier for Americans to choose electric vehicles. Biden wants $15 billion of that money to go toward building a national network of 500,000 charging stations by 2030. The day after Biden's announcement, Representatives Andy Levin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—both Democrats—announced

By |2021-05-24T09:49:40-04:00May 24th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid, Featured|

EGLE Announces $1.2 Million In Recycling Grants to West Michigan

LANSING - EGLE announced the recipients of the Renew Michigan grants to encourage recycling in West Michigan. The grants are the largest single effort to encourage recycling in West Michigan. Recipients include: West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Kent County Department of Public Works, City of Holland, Goodwill Industries of West Michigan and PADNOS Recycling and

By |2021-03-25T21:19:10-04:00March 25th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

Consumers Energy To Purchase 140 Megawatts Of Solar Power

JACKSON—Officials at Consumers Energy have announced an agreement to purchase 140 megawatts of clean, renewable energy—enough to power about 70,000 homes—from the Calhoun Solar Center. Invenergy, a Chicago-based developer and operator of green energy installations, is building the project. Said Tim Sparks, vice president of electric grid integration at Consumers Energy: “We are committed to

MSU’s Institute Water Research Picked For Economic Study Of Groundwater Contamination Management

LANSING - Michigan State University’s Institute for Water Research has been chosen to conduct an economic study of the Long Run Risk management strategies for groundwater contamination under a $349,808 grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The research team will use case studies to better understand the long-term implications,

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|