Clean Update

14 New Solar Farms To Be Built In 8 Michigan Counties To Provide 500MW Of Electricity

ASHVILLE, NC – Pine Gate Renewables and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. announced their first wave of solar energy projects into Michigan - 14 new solar farms in eight counties constructed as part of a larger initiative to bring more than 500MW of renewable energy projects to the state through 20-year Power Purchase Agreements. The

By |2020-09-26T16:25:12-04:00September 26th, 2020|Clean Update, Clean, green, hybrid|

Michigan House Bill Wants To Ban EV Automakers From Doing Business In State

LANSING - Michigan politicians are trying to block new electric vehicle manufacturers from doing business in the state. Although carefully worded to include any type of auto manufacturing company, the Michigan “Motor Vehicle Franchise Act” was created specifically to block Tesla from doing business there, an obvious favor to the dealerships. The law already includes

By |2020-09-26T08:14:33-04:00September 26th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Ford To Build All-Electric Vehicle Plant At Rouge Center, Add 300 Jobs, Electrify F-150

DEARBORN - Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it will build a new, 500,000-square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing operation at the historic Ford Rouge Center that will create 300 new jobs to support battery assembly and production of hybrid and battery-electric versions of its popular F-150 pick-up truck. Ford hopes to roll out the electrified F-150 in

By |2020-09-18T18:15:57-04:00September 18th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

New Truck, Bus Electrification Engineering Center Gets State Support

LANSING—The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Fund performance-based grant to support a $4.17 million project to build a new “eMobility Center” in Rochester Hills for the Lisle, Ill.- based truck manufacturer Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). Navistar builds International brand commercial trucks, diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

Pewabic Pottery Goes Solar

DETROIT—Officials of the 117-year-old Detroit pottery maker Pewabic Pottery announced a move to 21st century energy, with the addition of 74 solar panels atop its education center and tile studio, out of sight of its iconic Tudor storefront on East Jefferson Avenue. Installed by Powerhome Solar, the panels will offset approximately 16 percent of Pewabic’s

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Clean Update|

Solar Power Breakthrough Could Make World’s Most Efficient Panels By 2021

LONDON, England - British rooftops could be hosting a breakthrough in new solar power technology by next summer, using a crystal first discovered more than 200 years ago to help harness more of the sun’s power. An Oxford-based solar technology firm hopes by the end of the year to begin manufacturing the world’s most efficient

By |2020-08-17T08:54:07-04:00August 17th, 2020|Clean Update|

Centrepolis Accelerator Sets Webinar For Cleantech Companies

SOUTHFIELD–Cleantech companies take note: The Centrepolis Accelerator, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and the United States Department of Energy are hosting an event to highlight the many funding and support resources available that can enable technology commercialization and business growth. The event begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, and is

By |2020-08-15T14:46:30-04:00August 15th, 2020|Clean Update, ESD|

MPSC To Hold Public Hearing On Enbridge Line 5 Request To Relocate Pipeline

LANSING - The Michigan Public Service Commission will hold an electronic public hearing on Aug. 24 to take input on Enbridge Energy LP’s request for siting authority of its plans to relocate a segment of the Line 5 pipeline to a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Members of the public wishing to make comments

May Mobility Gets State Aid For Self-Driving Shuttle Expansion

LANSING—The Michigan Strategic Fund Board approved a $700,000 Michigan Business Development Program grant to support an $11.8 million expansion at Ann Arbor-based May Mobility Inc. that the Michigan Economic Development Corp. predicted will create 100 engineering and technology jobs. May Mobility, founded in 2017, is deploying autonomous shuttles to help people get where they need

By |2020-08-08T19:21:47-04:00August 6th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

EGLE Awards $1.7 Million For 36 EV Charger Stations

LANSING - Drivers of electric vehicles will have more locations to recharge their vehicle’s batteries as they travel across Michigan through $1.7 million in grants announced today by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy for direct current fast chargers along well-traveled routes, which will make it more convenient for drivers to reach

By |2020-08-06T19:31:41-04:00August 6th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update|