Consumers Energy Foundation Gives $500k To Groups Protecting Michigan Environment

JACKSON—Four environmental organizations around Michigan are the recipients of the Consumers Energy Foundation’s second annual Planet Awards. “Consumers Energy is dedicated to ensuring Michigan has world-class natural resources, and this means supporting the natural beauty that can be found throughout the state,” said Brandon Hofmeister, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “Out of an overwhelming

By |2021-05-07T16:59:35-04:00May 7th, 2021|Clean Update|

Copper Hop Brewing Co. First Brewery To Enroll In DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower Program

DETROIT - Copper Hop Brewing Co., located in St. Clair Shores has  enrolled in DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program that provides DTE Electric customers with a turnkey solution to achieve their sustainability goals by attributing their energy use to Michigan wind and solar parks. Copper Hop will be attributing 100 percent of its energy use to

By |2021-05-07T15:53:22-04:00May 7th, 2021|Clean Update|

More Compact And Efficient Vertical Turbines Could Be Future Of Wind Farms

OXFORD, England - New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large-scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each other’s performance by up to 15%. A research team from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM)

By |2021-05-05T12:30:55-04:00May 4th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Report: Half Of Americans Say EVs Instrumental In Fighting Climate Change

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — A new report contends majority (52 percent) of U.S. residents agree that electric vehicles are instrumental in combating climate change, and 46 percent agree that governments should increase tax incentives for people who buy EVs. Four in ten (41 percent) of Americans say they would consider an Electric Vehicle (EV) for their

By |2021-05-03T18:28:13-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Ford Gives Major Boost To Battery R&D

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. announced it would establish a new global battery “center of excellence,” to be called Ford Ion Park, to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing. “We’re already scaling production of all-electric vehicles around the world as more customers experience and crave the fun-to-drive benefits of

By |2021-04-30T14:18:19-04:00April 30th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

Bedrock In Massive Purchase Of Green Energy From DTE

DETROIT—Bedrock, Detroit’s largest real-estate developer, announced its continued commitment to reduce overall carbon emissions across its portfolio through an agreement with DTE Energy to acquire approximately 22 million kilowatt hours—or 22,000 megawatt hours—of Michigan-generated clean energy annually through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. “As the city’s largest real-estate operator, we believe that it

By |2021-04-26T20:28:27-04:00April 26th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

Five Bullet Points From President Biden’s Earth Day Climate Summit

WASHINGTON DC - Forty heads of state gathered Thursday for a two-day virtual climate summit hosted by the White House, as President Biden set a new U.S. target for lowering emissions. The White House announced that by 2030 the U.S. expects to reduce its carbon emissions by between 50 and 52 percent compared to 2005 levels. The

By |2021-04-22T19:09:05-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|

DNR Seeks Public Input On Lake Superior And Its Tributaries

LANSING - Michigan anglers also can play a role in fisheries management by participating in opportunities for public input, such as the Lake Superior Management Plan survey. The information obtained in this survey will be used along with biological data to develop a 10-year management plan for Lake Superior and its tributaries. The survey was

By |2021-04-22T18:27:26-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Clean Update|

Battery Solutions and NextEnergy Partner on EGLE Grant to Bring Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Opportunities to Michigan

WIXOM - Battery Solutions, LLC. and NextEnergy have kicked off a new project funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy centered around evaluating the Michigan’s electric vehicle battery supply chain for collection, analysis, remanufacturing, reuse, and recycling. This assessment will include areas such as battery capacity and secondary use. The six

By |2021-04-20T14:07:05-04:00April 20th, 2021|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Switches On Three New Wind Parks, Two Are Michigan’s Largest

DETROIT – DTE Energy on Tuesday announced operation of three new wind parks, two of which are now Michigan’s largest. Located in mid-Michigan’s Isabella County, Isabella l and Isabella ll have a total of 136 turbines with a capacity of 383 megawatts. The third park, Fairbanks Wind, is located in the Upper Peninsula’s Delta County

By |2021-04-20T14:25:29-04:00April 20th, 2021|Clean Update, Featured|