DTE Energy To Help Businesses Electrify Their Fleets

DETROIT — DTE Energy announced that its electric vehicle charging program, Charging Forward, is now offering Michigan-based businesses advisory services for transitioning to electric fleets. DTE developed Charging Forward eFleets, a five-year, $13.4 million program to accelerate fleet electrification in Michigan. The program is designed to support fleet owners by facilitating their transition to eFleets

By |2021-10-24T16:31:51-04:00October 24th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

U-M Student-Run Investment Fund Targets Early-Stage Climate Tech Companies

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan students and faculty have launched a student-run investment fund targeting early-stage climate tech companies that aim to make a real difference on climate change. The fund is the centerpiece of the Michigan Climate Venture, a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary program at the intersection of climate technology and venture capital at U-M. The program

Voltaiq Integrates Data Across Battery Lifecycle To Optimize Performance

ANN ARBOR - Eli Leland, co-founder and CTO, Voltaiq, joins MITech TV co-hosts Mike Brennan and Matt Roush to explain how his company is developing, manufacturing, and operating high-quality battery-powered products requires a deep understanding of battery behavior in real-world application settings. Voltaiq is the first and only enterprise-class solution purpose-built to ingest data from

By |2021-10-22T13:10:58-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid, mitechtv|

World’s Longest Under-Sea Power Cables Brings hydropower To Britain From Norway

BLYTH, United Kingdom - The world's longest under-sea power cables, stretching from Norway to Northumberland, should reduce the UK's carbon emissions as well as customer bills, according to experts. The 450-mile-long North Sea Link connects the UK to Norway's power grid, which is almost entirely sourced from clean hydro-electricity. From today, two parallel cables will

By |2021-10-10T16:08:30-04:00October 10th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

Iron Battery Breakthrough Could Eat Lithium’s Lunch

DETROIT - The world’s electric grids are creaking under the pressure of volatile fossil-fuel prices and the imperative of weaning the world off polluting energy sources. A solution may be at hand, thanks to an innovative battery that’s a cheaper alternative to lithium-ion technology. SB Energy Corp., a U.S. renewable-energy firm that’s an arm of

By |2021-10-10T16:09:00-04:00October 10th, 2021|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

Erie Hack – Cleveland Water Alliance Kicks Off Innovation Competition To Solve Lake Erie’s Challenges  

CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Water Alliance has launched Erie Hack 2021, a bi-annual competition to accelerate innovative solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing challenges. This year’s competition will take place in the form of several engaging events - a hybrid of virtual and in-person gatherings. Lake Erie is the most biodiverse and bio-productive of the

By |2021-10-05T19:36:51-04:00October 5th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

WMSBF October Forum – Living Building Challenge

GRAND RAPIDS - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host an in-person luncheon discussing next-generation building practices and regenerative design on October 18 at the John Ball Zoo Treehouse. Featured speakers include Andrew Queenan of Pure Architects and Allmon Forrester, Director of Facilities, Planning, & Sustainability for John Ball Zoo. The program will highlight how

By |2021-10-04T20:20:27-04:00October 4th, 2021|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Moves Forward With Community Solar Project In Washtenaw County

DETROIT - DTE Energy is moving forward with a plan to build its first MIGreenPower community solar project in Washtenaw County. The 20-megawatt facility will be the largest in the region and is designed to support the City of Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township with achieving their clean energy goals. Additionally, all DTE Electric customers will

By |2021-10-04T20:00:24-04:00October 4th, 2021|Clean Update|

Holt Installs Public Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations at Delhi Township Hall

HOLT — The Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority has installed public electric vehicle fast charging stations, the result of the DDA’s exclusive clean energy partnership with Consumers Energy and Future Energy. The project includes EV fast charging stations at 2074 Aurelius Road adjacent to Delhi Township Hall — part of the Township’s continuing commitment to

By |2021-10-04T12:50:08-04:00October 4th, 2021|Clean Update|

Rock Dust Could Put A Drain On Atmospheric Carbon — Will This Technology Work?

WASHINGTON DC - Faced with the daunting task of rapidly curbing global warming to reduce the most devastating effects of climate change, humanity finds itself confronted with something akin to a “bathtub” problem: Just because you turn off the faucet doesn’t mean that the water instantly goes down the drain. In the context of climate

By |2021-10-03T14:29:42-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Carbon Capture, Clean Update, Climate Change, Science|