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Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Delivery Trucks From Rivian

SEATTLE - Amazon  will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos  announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. Rivian has engineering and design operations in Plymouth. Bezos said at a National Press Club event in Washington where

By |2019-09-21T13:14:23-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Seven Michigan School Districts to Use Electric Buses to Transport Students

LANSING - The Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation rolled out the MAPT Electric School Bus project Thursday at the Michigan State Capitol. Seven school districts will receive a total of $4.2 million from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)’s Fuel Transformation Program to pay for up to 70 percent of the costs associated

By |2019-09-19T16:38:11-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Calling All Startups: Automobility LA Top Ten Startups Competition

PlanetM, a presenter of the 2019 Top Ten Automotive Startup Competition, encourages startups focused in the areas of automation, connectivity, mobility as a service, clean and sustainable mobility, advanced material and manufacturing to apply for the competition. The competition recognizes technologies with the most potential to positively impact society and change how mobility is perceived

By |2019-09-19T16:37:51-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Michigan Budget Negotiations Remain At Impasse

LANSING - Republican legislative leaders are moving ahead with plans to finalize the details of all remaining budgets Thursday and then vote the following week to send all budget bills to Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer with the question of whether she will sign them, veto them or sign them with line-item vetoes very much unknown. Tuesday

By |2019-09-17T19:33:05-04:00September 17th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

DTE To Request Proposals For New Solar, Wind Resources

DETROIT - DTE Energy Monday  announced it is issuing Requests for Proposals for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2040. Through the RFP,

By |2019-09-16T09:02:26-04:00September 16th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

Audit: Cyber Civilian Corps Failing Background Checks, Lack Experience

LANSING - Not all volunteers with the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps are meeting program requirements, including passing criminal background checks, signing a nondisclosure agreement for confidential security work and failing components of a test which validated their abilities to work with the group. These findings come from an audit released Friday by the Office of the Auditor

By |2019-09-14T13:11:08-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer Appoints Tonya Matthews To MI-STEM Council

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Wayne State University Director of STEM Learning Innovation and Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D., to the Michigan STEM (MiSTEM) Advisory Council. Matthews is appointed to represent K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions involved with science, technology, engineering and mathematics career preparation or education, for

By |2019-09-13T12:37:22-04:00September 13th, 2019|Featured, STEAM|

A Dangerous Future: Climate Change, Michiganders’ Health

ANN ARBOR—As the world grows warmer and the region grows wetter, extreme heat and rain will cause more people to die or become ill—a costly burden in terms of lives lost and health care costs to the state of Michigan, a new report says. A University of Michigan study projects deaths and emergency department visits

By |2019-09-08T19:59:48-04:00September 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

GVSU Economist: Marginal Growth Returns In West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — After last month's dip, the pace of the West Michigan industrial economy returned to a very modest growth rate, a Grand Valley State University economist reported. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business, surveyed local business leaders and his findings below are

By |2019-09-08T20:01:43-04:00September 6th, 2019|Featured, News|

gBETA Musictech Accelerator’s Detroit Applications Due September 8

DETROIT – gBETA, a free pre-accelerator program offered in Detroit since 2017, will operate a cohort this fall focused on musictech and entertainment startups. Applications are currently being accepted from any startup building music- or entertainment-related products, services or content. But the deadline to apply is Sept. 8.  Unlike the industry-agnostic program gBETA has previously

By |2019-09-05T20:15:58-04:00September 5th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|