Clean Update

Consumers Energy To Retire Two Coal Plants – 43 Percent Reneweables By 2040

JACKSON — Consumers Energy announced this week that it would file an Integrated Resource Plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission to zero out its use of coal as a power source and hit 37 percent renewables by 2030 and 43 percent to 2040, up from 11 percent today. The company the plan would help

By | 2018-06-14T19:50:48+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Clean Update|

DTE Names Williams To Board Of Directors

DETROIT - DTE Energy named Valerie M. Williams, CPA, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Williams served as the Assurance Services Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP's Southwest Region until 2016. In this role, she had responsibility for a $500 million audit practice encompassing nine states, 14 offices and 1,200 employees. Williams has

By | 2018-06-08T11:10:36+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Clean Update|

Michigan DEQ To Study Public Drinking Water For Cancer-Causing PFAS Contaminants

LANSING - The Department of Environmental Quality will be studying samples from the public water systems in the state looking for traces of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the department announced Friday. The study is among the efforts of the PFAS Action Response Team to track and address the emerging contaminant. Filmmakers Seek Help In Sounding

By | 2018-05-21T19:28:26+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|

DTE Energy’s Beacon Park Announces Free Summer Concert Series

DETROIT - Music will take center stage at Beacon Park this summer when the DTE Energy Beacon Park Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership present a free, three-part concert series showcasing national acts. “We’re excited to announce our summer events, including our concerts, which bring a full schedule of fun, free programming to Beacon Park,”

By | 2018-05-21T19:11:14+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Clean Update|

DTE Energy, Consumers Energy Accelerate Plans For Cleaner Energy

DETROIT - Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Friday said they are accelerating plans to produce cleaner energy in Michigan, targeting at least a 50 percent Clean Energy Goal by 2030– achieved through a combination of investments in at least 25 percent renewable energy, and the remaining through energy efficiency. In the past year, both DTE

By | 2018-05-18T13:58:39+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Clean Update, News|

ITC Conducting Helicopter Inspections Of Power Lines In Southeast Michigan

NOVI – If you hear low flying helicopters in Southeast Michigan  the last 10 days of May, it may be ITC conducting its semi-annual aerial patrols of high-voltage transmission towers and lines. The aerial inspections will cover the southeast part of the state, including all or parts of Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw

By | 2018-05-16T20:52:21+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Clean Update|

Wayne State Buys NextEnergy Center, Launches Innovation Consortium

DETROIT — Wayne State University will buy the NextEnergy Center, the state of Michigan’s advanced energy industry accelerator, and transform it into a center for university-industry collaboration and research. The university announced the move as a $6.6 million investment in Detroit Urban Solutions, a technology innovation consortium. The building will be rechristened as the Wayne

By | 2018-05-09T16:06:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|

West Michigan Food Waste Summit

May 21: West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and partners will host the West Michigan Food Waste Summit on Monday, May 21 at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, the capstone event of the Western Michigan Food Recovery Council pilot project. RSVP here. The half-day event will provide an opportunity for

By | 2018-05-09T16:42:20+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Clean Update, Events/Announcements, Uncategorized|

DTE Electric To Sell $525 Million In Green Bonds To Build Solar Arrays, Wind Farms

DETROIT - DTE Electric plans to sell $525 million in bonds to finance renewable energy projects, such as solar arrays and wind farms, and strengthen energy efficiency programs o reduce carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050. Shorter term, DTE Electric must meet stricter Michigan Public Service Commission regulations that require the utility to

By | 2018-05-07T20:51:10+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|

UM Study: Exploding Stars Provide Blueprint For Creating Reliable Fusion Energy

ANN ARBOR - We study exploding stars in our quest to make reliable fusion energy a reality, but chances are we've been thinking about supernovae wrong. New research led by the University of Michigan shows that heat plays a significant role in the way materials mix during fusion reactions—a factor that has, to this point,

By | 2018-05-07T21:10:19+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Clean Update|