Clean Update

Republican Senator Introduces Bill To End $7,500 Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars

WASHINGTON DC - At a time when most governments are looking at ways to encourage electric vehicle adoption, a Republican senator heavily backed by the oil and gas industry has now introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars and instead tax them more. Sen. John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso, a

By |2018-10-11T14:59:58+00:00October 11th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured, Politics|

Public Invited To Weigh-In On DTE Energy’s Future Energy lan

DETROIT - This month the public will have another opportunity to learn about our company’s energy planning process and provide input on our long-term plans to transform our generation mix toward reliable, affordable and cleaner energy that will power Michigan’s future. A public open house will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Detroit, giving community

By |2018-10-10T20:24:47+00:00October 10th, 2018|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Cutting Methane Emissions By 80 percent

DETROIT - DTE Energy will reduce methane emissions from its natural gas utility operations by more than 80 percent by 2040 – part of a broad sustainability initiative the company has launched to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change while continuing to provide customers with reliable and affordable power. "Since 2011 DTE's improvements

By |2018-10-04T20:21:11+00:00October 4th, 2018|Clean Update|

Environmental Groups Slam Line 5 Tunnel ‘Sweetheart Deal’ They Claim Is Imminent

LANSING - Environmental groups opposed to putting Enbridge Line 5 into a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac said Thursday they believe an agreement between Governor Rick Snyder and the Canadian energy company is imminent, preemptively declaring it a lame-duck move that would hamstring the next governor and attorney general from taking action they see fit regarding

By |2018-09-21T11:13:49+00:00September 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

MTU Report: Silicon In Solar Cells Drops Production Costs By More Than 10 Percent

HOUGHTON - Engineers at Michigan Technological University and Aalto University find that switching silicon in solar cells drops production costs for this renewable energy source by more than 10 percent. At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, as fights rage on about how to power homes, renewable solar energy continues to

By |2018-09-13T19:10:31+00:00September 13th, 2018|Clean Update|

Norman Christopher Inducted Into West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall Of Fame

GRAND RAPIDS - Norman Christopher, Executive Director for the Office of Sustainability Practices at Grand Valley State University, will be the 2018 inductee into the West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame.  Known equally for his work promoting sustainability within the university and the community, Christopher has been a fixture in local sustainability for many

By |2018-09-13T21:00:57+00:00September 13th, 2018|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Breaks Ground On Natural-Gas Fired Blue Water Energy Plant

EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP - DTE Energy broke ground this week on a $1 billion natural-gas plant that will provide lower emission electricity for 850,000 homes starting in 2022. The Blue Water Energy Center will help DTE Energy take a significant step toward its goal of reducing carbon emissions by more than 80 percent. East China Township

By |2018-08-21T20:21:29+00:00August 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|

AGs In 22 States Urge Federal Appeals Court To Reverse Roll-Back Of Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON DC - Late Monday, attorneys general of 22 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief urging a US Appeals Court to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of Obama-era rules governing an open internet, according to CBS News. The move was followed by companies like Mozilla, which filed its own brief, as well as

By |2018-08-22T10:58:19+00:00August 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

Report: 122,000 Michigan Residents Work In Clean Energy Industries

LANSING - More than 122,000 Michigan residents now work in clean energy industries in every county in the state according to a new analysis of energy jobs data from Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan business group E2, short for Environmental Entrepreneurs. Michigan’s clean energy workforce now employs more than all the waiters and

By |2018-08-21T18:06:56+00:00August 21st, 2018|Clean Update|

Federal Judge Rejects Trump EPA Regs Lessening Ballast Water Dumping Regs In Great Lakes

DETROIT - A U.S. District judge in South Carolina has held the federal Environmental Protection Agency did not follow federal administrative procedures when it issued a new rule governing the Great Lakes and other U.S. waters and has held implementation of the rule. The action means that Michigan and most the other Great Lakes states

By |2018-08-21T18:06:56+00:00August 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|