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DOE Report Looks At Which US States Have The Most EV Charging Points Per Vehicle

WASHINGTON DC - According to a new report from the DOE, there are now 25 states that have at least 1,000 non-residential charging units (this includes both public chargers and private units, such as workplace and fleet chargers). California has by far the most: nearly 37,000 units. New York, Florida, and Texas have well over 4,000 each. Michigan has

By |2021-06-08T10:57:47-04:00June 8th, 2021|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan High Speed Broadband Program Explained By Lt Gov. Garlin Gilchrist

ANN ARBOR - Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist provides details on a new state government program aimed at providing low-cost broadband connections to people in the cities and country that can not afford otherwise. The state wants to close the digital divide that often keeps both groups from participating in virtual schools and training, remote

By |2021-06-07T19:18:35-04:00June 7th, 2021|mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

MPSC’s Summer Energy Appraisal: Pandemic’s Impact On Energy Demand  And Prices Continues To Drive  Uncertainty   

LANSING - As restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are eased and economic activity rebounds, Michiganders can expect higher gas prices in summer 2021 than they were a year ago, but overall projections on energy supply and demand remain uncertain as the state continues to adjust to the impacts of the pandemic. Higher expected gasoline prices are

By |2021-06-05T13:39:39-04:00June 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|

EPA Report Contends Human Caused Climate Crisis – Report Supressed By Trump

WASHINGTON DC - For the first time, the US Environmental Protection Agency has said that the climate crisis is — at least in part — caused by human activities, the BBC reported. The agency had never before said that human activities caused the changes in the Earth's climate, a press officer for the EPA told

By |2021-05-23T18:43:32-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

MEDC Gets New CEO

LANSING—The executive committee of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the appointment of Quentin L. Messer Jr. as MEDC CEO. The announcement comes following a national search led by the committee that included a needs analysis for the role and input from stakeholders statewide on key attributes the position required for success. Quentin L.

By |2021-05-23T18:26:58-04:00May 23rd, 2021|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

MDARD Food And Ag Grants Aim To Spark Growth, Meet Consumer Trends

LANSING — The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for four Michigan companies preparing to grow operations, expand product lines, and improve efficiencies. The projects are expected to create several new jobs and increase demand for products grown and produced in the state. “Michigan has

By |2021-05-17T19:57:07-04:00May 16th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

Why Michigan’s Next 13-Seat Map Won’t Look Anything Like The Last One

LANSING - Back in the 1910s and 1920s, Michigan was sitting where it's going after the next election. It had 13 congressional seats. From 1914 to 1930, the map looked the same. Detroit essentially had its own district, Oakland anchored its own district, stretching into Genesee and Ingham counties. Macomb anchored its own district with

Low-Income Households In Michigan Eligible For Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

LANSING - Michiganders who meet income eligibility requirements or have been financially impacted by COVID-19 will be able to receive financial help to pay for home broadband connections and internet-enabled devices as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolls out the Emergency Broadband Benefit program recently approved by Congress. Federal lawmakers appropriated $3.2 billion to help low-income households pay

By |2021-05-15T07:55:21-04:00May 15th, 2021|IoT, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bill Investing In Outdoor Recreation

LANSING - Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill (HB) 4469, which appropriates $37.8 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants that will support 76 recreation projects and land purchases throughout Michigan. The purchases were recommended by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board in December. “The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund supports

By |2021-05-11T07:53:52-04:00May 10th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

MDHHS Updates Testing Requirements For Long-Term Care Facilities

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised its epidemic order for COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities across the state to reflect current guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.   Under changes to the COVID-19 testing order for skilled nursing facilities, homes for the aged and adult foster care facilities licensed to care for

By |2021-05-07T15:53:22-04:00May 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Politics, Politics/Government, Science|