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|

WMSBF August Forum 2021: Sustainability Momentum On The West Michigan Lakeshore

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and Lakeshore Sustainability Forum will welcome back professionals from across the region for a joint event on August 9 highlighting major sustainability initiatives underway on the Lakeshore. Featured speakers include Marty Gerencer, Executive Director of West Michigan Food Processing Association, Wendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs for

By |2021-07-25T13:49:21-04:00July 25th, 2021|Clean Update|

Michigan Communities To Spend More Than $260 Million Over Next 5 Years Combating Coastal Damages From Climate Change

CHICAGO – A survey of 78 Michigan cities, villages and other jurisdictions along the Great Lakes shows that coastal damage from climate change will cost at least $260 million over the next five years, with shoreline communities having already spent $151 million over the past two years. These figures only represent a fraction of the

By |2021-07-20T12:23:36-04:00July 17th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Ann Arbor Approves Plan For 77-Acre Community Solar Project

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is advancing plans for a 24-megawatt solar farm in Pittsfield Township under a “community solar” model allowing community members to buy into it to support renewable energy. City Council voted unanimously this week to OK a development agreement with the township for the huge installation at the City’s Wheeler

By |2021-07-17T11:08:03-04:00July 17th, 2021|Clean Update|

Wayne State University Startup Developing Eco-Friendly Marine Coating For Ships, Boats

DETROIT – Repela Tech LLC, a Detroit-based sustainability tech startup from Wayne State University, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II grant totaling $993,788 for research and development on a patent-pending (WSU Tech ID 20-1601), first-of-a-kind, safe antifouling marine coating. The project, “STTR Phase II: The Next Generation of

By |2021-07-11T18:15:48-04:00July 11th, 2021|Clean Update, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

EV Maker Inks Deal With Italys Pininfarina For Design

FARMINGTON HILLS–Officials of Farmington Hills-based Hercules Electric Vehicles announced it has signed a strategic agreement with Turin, Italy-based Pininfarina SpA for the design of its upcoming Alpha battery electric pickup truck, and other products currently under development. Under terms of the agreement, Pininfarina will design the Hercules Alpha pickup and other products to be announced

By |2021-07-10T17:45:37-04:00July 10th, 2021|Clean Update, ESD|

Stellantis To Build Electric Ram 1500, Dodge Muscle Car In 2024

DETROIT - Stellantis announced Thursday that it would begin production on a battery-electric version of its popular pickup, one of its most profitable and important vehicles, in 2024. Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO, pledged that the "class-shattering" pickup would surpass the offerings of the brand's competitors, namely the electric versions of the Ford F-150 and the

By |2021-07-10T17:48:02-04:00July 10th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Ford F-150 Hybrid Can Recharge All-Electric Vehicles In An Emergency

DETROIT - A Ford F-150 Hybrid can charge electric cars that have run out of juice. Really. "Instead of using a tow truck to haul an electric car to a charger, why not just bring the charger directly to the car?" Mike Levine, Ford North America product communications manager, told the Free Press on Friday. "As long as

By |2021-07-10T17:48:02-04:00July 10th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Monday, July 12: Annual Meeting 2021 – Regional and State Progress on Sustainability Goals

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host its Annual Member Meeting on Monday, July 12 at the LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park.  The meeting will feature a panel discussion highlighting the importance of the coming decade to our state and region’s sustainability goals. Featured speakers include State Senator Winnie Brinks, Dar Baas, Director

By |2021-06-29T14:03:24-04:00June 29th, 2021|Clean Update|

Consumers Energy Plans To Stop All Coal-Fired Generation By 2025

JACKSON—Officials at Consumers Energy have announced a proposal to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025, 15 years faster than previously planned. The plan would make the company one of the first in the nation to go coal-free and provide a 20-year blueprint to meet Michigan’s energy needs while protecting the environment for future generations. “We are proud to lead Michigan’s

By |2021-06-29T11:27:48-04:00June 29th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|