Clean Update

DTE To Request Proposals For New Solar, Wind Resources

DETROIT - DTE Energy Monday  announced it is issuing Requests for Proposals for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2040. Through the RFP,

By |2019-09-16T09:02:26-04:00September 16th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

Gov. Whitmer to keynote Michigan Energy Innovators Gala

LANSING—The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) announced that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be the keynote speaker at its Seventh Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. EIBC officials said Whitmer has already demonstrated a commitment to an advanced energy economy in her first nine months in

By |2019-09-14T15:53:39-04:00September 14th, 2019|Clean Update, Government/Politics, Politics/Government|

A Dangerous Future: Climate Change, Michiganders’ Health

ANN ARBOR—As the world grows warmer and the region grows wetter, extreme heat and rain will cause more people to die or become ill—a costly burden in terms of lives lost and health care costs to the state of Michigan, a new report says. A University of Michigan study projects deaths and emergency department visits

By |2019-09-08T19:59:48-04:00September 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

Esperion To Grant 75,000 Shares To 18 New Employees

ANN ARBOR—Esperion Therapeutics Inc., a developer of a new class of cholesterol-reducing drugs, announced that the compensation committee of its board of directors granted non-qualified stock options to purchase an aggregate of 39,500 shares of its common stock and 35,388 restricted stock units (RSUs) to 18 new employees under Esperion’s 2017 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan.

By |2019-09-05T20:37:09-04:00September 5th, 2019|Clean Update|

Stabenow, Peters Push To Extend Great Lakes Initiative 5 More Years

LANSING - On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters announced legislation that would extend sunset of the Great Lake Restoration Initiative by five years and increase funding for the project. The move, they said, would build on existing success and improve conditions of the lakes. Under the proposed legislation the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

By |2019-08-25T20:53:24-04:00August 25th, 2019|Clean Update|

UM Study: Asian Carp Can Survive In Larger Areas Of Lake Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Asian carp are capable of surviving and growing in much larger portions of Lake Michigan than scientists previously believed and present a high risk of becoming established, according to a new modeling study from University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues. Some previous studies suggested that low food levels in Lake Michigan could be

By |2019-08-13T18:57:57-04:00August 13th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Consumers Energy Settlement Could Lead To Huge Boost In Solar Power For Grid

LANSING - A proposed settlement between Consumers Energy and independent power producers could lead to hundreds of megawatts of solar power being built within the next four years. On Thursday, the utility filed the proposed settlement with the Michigan Public Service Commission hoping to resolve a more than year-long dispute with solar developers looking to sell power to Consumers.

By |2019-08-12T06:51:04-04:00August 12th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics/Government|

UM-Led Group Gets $20 Million Federal Agreement For Estuary Research

ANN ARBOR—A collaborative, multisector team, led by the University of Michigan’s Water Center at the Graham Sustainability Institute and its School for Environment and Sustainability, has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in overseeing research at a nationwide network of 29 coastal reserves. Other team

By |2019-08-11T17:59:46-04:00August 11th, 2019|Clean Update|

PSC: Providers Should Have Adequate Electricity Supplies For Future

LANSING - Michigan electric customers during the years 2022 and 2023 should enjoy an adequate supply of power, according to the Public Service Commission. Commission officials said Thursday that all electric providers in the state successfully demonstrated to the PSC they had adequate supplies to customer needs in the 2022-23 planning year. The commission annually

By |2019-08-08T19:28:55-04:00August 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|