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DTE Energy Earns Wildlife Habitat Council’s Corporate Conservation Leadership Award

DETROIT - DTE Energy has earned the Wildlife Habitat Council's 2018 Corporate Conservation Leadership Award. It is the highest recognition for overall excellence in corporate environmental stewardship. The award recognizes DTE's overall achievement in conservation efforts, exemplary corporate commitment to biodiversity and conservation education as well as meaningful alignments with global conservation objectives. DTE recently accepted

By |2018-12-14T11:08:46+00:00December 13th, 2018|Clean Update|

ITC Holdings’ CEO Apsey Named To The Nature Conservancy Michigan Board

LANSING - Linda Apsey, president and CEO for ITC Holdings Corp., has been appointed to The Nature Conservancy Michigan Board of Trustees.  At ITC Holdings, Apsey is responsible for the strategic vision and overall business operation of ITC and its subsidiaries. Previously, Apsey served as executive vice president and chief business unit officer, leading all

By |2018-12-06T10:37:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|Clean Update|

Michigan Elected Officials, Environmental Groups Urge Quick State Action On Cancer-Causing PFAS In Michigan Waterways

LANSING - Michigan elected officials and environmental groups urged quick state action Thursday after a published report showed industry is still releasing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances into some Michigan waterways. Department of Environmental Quality officials, contacted following an MLive report that catalogued large quantities of PFAS discharged by industry into waterways, said efforts are already underway to

By |2018-11-30T09:47:04+00:00November 30th, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

Auto Coalition Formed To Save Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

WASHINGTON DC - Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a coalition to reform and recharge the electric vehicle tax credit. Several other well-known companies are part of the coalition including, ABB, ChargePoint, Plug-in America, Proterra, and Volta. There are two different legislative efforts to change the

By |2018-11-27T13:54:27+00:00November 27th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

J.B. Hoyt Michigan’s Great Southwest’s Sustainability Practitioner Of The Year  

GRAND RAPIDS - Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum has selected J.B. Hoyt as the 2018 recipient of the Sustainability Leadership Award at last week's Second Annual Great Green Gala.  A MGSSBF co-founder and board member since 2010, Hoyt focused both his 36-year career at Whirlpool and his post-retirement activities on providing awareness and education for

By |2018-11-15T17:21:02+00:00November 15th, 2018|Clean Update|

DEQ Drone Deployed Over Van Etten Lake As Part Of Wurtsmith PFAS Response

OSCODA — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality this week flew a drone over Van Etten Lake in Oscoda to scout locations for the installation of a wireless all-weather camera system designed to detect foam created by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges into the lake from the former Wurtsmith Air Force base. The DEQ

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25+00:00November 13th, 2018|Clean Update, Drones|

WSU Gets Nearly $1 Million To Attack Microplastic Pollution

DETROIT - More than half of waste released in a given year contains plastic materials. About 10,000 metric tons of plastic enter the Great Lakes every year, and another 8 million goes into the ocean. While plastic never decomposes, it does break down into much smaller — but no less environmentally hazardous — components called

By |2018-11-09T12:35:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Clean Update, IoT|

GM’s Military Defense Unit Creates Hydrogen-Powered Chevy Silverado ZH2

DETROIT - General Motors' military defense unit, which appropriately called GM Defense, is tasked with developing several projects for the U.S. military. Its latest creation is the Chevrolet Silverado ZH2—a wild-looking Silverado that runs on hydrogen and boasts several military-only goodies. According to Automotive News, the Silverado ZH2 features a driving range of more than

By |2018-11-09T12:12:02+00:00November 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

New Video Installation At UM Shows Human Impact Of Climate Change

ANN ARBOR – A new installation at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will show the human effects of flooding and climate change through a riveting five-channel video installation. As part of the institute’s 2018-19 theme Humanities and Environments, “Deluge” will be on view Nov. 9 through Dec. 14. It is the culmination

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34+00:00November 8th, 2018|Clean Update|

AxleTech, Thor Trucks To Develop Heavy-Duty e-Powertrain System

TROY - AxleTech is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab building fully electric commercial trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for on-highway use are rapidly advancing at a global scale,

By |2018-10-21T18:26:50+00:00October 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|