Clean Update

DTE Electric Issues $650 Million In Green Bonds To Finance Carbon-Free Investments

DETROIT - DTE Electric issued its second offering of green bonds on Friday, Feb. 15. The $650 million in bonds will finance green investments, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. In its initial green bond offering in May 2018, DTE became the fifth investment-grade energy company in the nation – and the first company in Michigan

By |2019-02-19T20:35:43+00:00February 19th, 2019|Clean Update|

Wind Continues To Dominate Renewable Energy Generation In Michigan

LANSING – Wind generation continues to be the primary source of alternative electric power in Michigan, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s ninth annual report on renewable energy, released Friday. Utility-scale wind turbine projects generated 69 percent of the approximately 3,000 megawatts of nameplate capacity in 2018, the same as the previous year, according

By |2019-02-15T16:02:43+00:00February 15th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Energy Waste Reduction Saves Utility Customers $1.1 Billion

LANSING – Energy waste reduction programs have saved nearly 1.6 million megawatt hours of electricity and more than 5.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s annual report, released Friday. The 2017 Utility Energy Waste Reduction Programs report found 64 electric companies (investor-owned, cooperatives, and municipalities) spent a total

By |2019-02-15T16:02:44+00:00February 15th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Creating YOUR Green Home Seminar

ANN ARBOR - The Builders and Remodelers Association will present a seminar on Feb. 26 for Creating Your Green Home, presented by Michael Klement, AIA, principal of Architectural Resource, one of the foremost residential sustainable design firms in South East Michigan. The seminar will cover all aspects that you will need to consider when planning

By |2019-02-10T13:38:10+00:00February 10th, 2019|Clean Update|

GVSU Cuts Deal With MSU To Deal With Water-Related Issues

MUSKEGON -  Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding  with Michigan State University's Institute of Water Research on water-related issues. AWRI, which sits on Muskegon Lake, is a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at GVSU and supports research, education and outreach aimed at preserving

By |2019-02-09T11:26:09+00:00February 9th, 2019|Clean Update, New Products / Contracts|

MPSC Approves More Wind For Consumers’ Renewable Energy Plan

LANSING – The Michigan Public Service Commission this week approved Consumers Energy Co.’s request to add wind generation to its renewable energy plan, but delayed a decision on the company’s request to add solar facilities. Consumers said the new wind and solar facilities are needed to meet the state’s renewable portfolio standard. The standard set

By |2019-02-08T11:27:12+00:00February 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

UM Launches Carbon Neutrality Commission

ANN ARBOR – Officials at the University of Michigan announced the selection of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, a team that will recommend how the university will reach the goal of becoming a carbon neutral institution, as well as develop transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Study: Fairness In Planning A Big Deal To People’s Perception Of Wind Turbines

ANN ARBOR – When local residents feel the planning process for building wind turbines is fair and open, their perceptions of the often-controversial energy source remain steady or improve with time, according to a new University of Michigan study. In fact, the openness with which the planning process is handled is more important in shaping

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Huge Solar Farm Approved In Shiawassee County

CORUNNA — Construction of a $250 million, 1,200-acre solar power farm in mid-Michigan’s Shiawassee County is predicted to begin later this year after the project proposed by New York City-based Ranger Power was approved by the Shiawassee County Planning Commission. Officials with Ranger Power said the commission’s approval of a special use permit for the

By |2019-01-28T08:38:40+00:00January 28th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Eaton Helps Reduce Weight, Extend Range Of Electrified Vehicles 

GALESBURG - Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first

By |2019-01-21T07:32:23+00:00January 21st, 2019|Auto Tech, Clean Update|