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21 Michiganders Selected For First Environmental Justice Advisory Council

DETROIT - Twenty-one Michiganders have been selected to the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice under the direction of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced. “Since taking office, I’ve been deliberate and focused on protecting our Great Lakes, cleaning up our drinking water, and combating the

By |2020-02-16T13:40:30-05:00February 16th, 2020|Clean Update|

What Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Plans Mean For Michigan Environment

ANN ARBOR - Democrats competing in Michigan’s March 10 presidential primary are touting environmental plans to fight climate change, clean up drinking water and replace aging infrastructure that could have major effects on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Many candidates are describing their proposals as a Green New Deal, referencing the massive 1930s initiative by

By |2020-02-13T16:19:19-05:00February 13th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Enbridge Wins Another Round Over Dana Nessel In Michigan Line 5 Tunnel Fight

LANSING — Enbridge Energy Inc. can proceed as planned with construction of an underwater tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house a replacement for the dual Line 5 oil pipelines after the Michigan Court of Appeals this week declined to suspend a prior ruling. A three-judge panel on Tuesday denied Attorney General Dana Nessel’s

By |2020-01-21T19:58:53-05:00January 21st, 2020|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

How To Weigh In On Michigan’s Proposed Limits On PFAS In Drinking Water

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy this week is beginning to accept public comment on proposed new limits for PFAS in drinking water. Through month’s end, the state is soliciting input on the proposed rules, including three community meetings, before likely rolling them out in late spring. Michigan’s rules would set maximum

By |2020-01-08T19:52:45-05:00January 8th, 2020|Clean Update|

State Of Michigan Offers Grants Up To $70,000 For EV Fast Chargers

LANSING - Public or private organizations can apply for up to $70,000 each toward the cost of installing direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles under a request for proposals announced by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The rebates are aimed at encouraging the buildout of an EV fast charging network

By |2020-01-05T15:37:19-05:00January 1st, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

Shiloh Industries To Power Technical Center, Two Stamping Plants With 100 Percent Renewable Energy

PLYMOUTH - Shiloh Industries has joined DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, committing to power three facilities with 100 percent Michigan-made clean energy. The move will offset the equivalent of nearly 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Through DTE’s MIGreenPower, Shiloh will provide clean energy for its Plymouth Technical Center and stamping plants in Roseville and

By |2020-01-01T12:53:53-05:00January 1st, 2020|Clean Update, Featured|

Increase in Storm Severity Creates Water Quality Problems for Lake Superior

ASHLAND, Wisc.- Lake Superior, long considered to be the cleanest of the Great Lakes, is showing new signs of vulnerability, according to a white paper released today by the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. Experts point to increased intensity of storms — likely associated with climate change — historic land use

By |2019-12-12T19:26:40-05:00December 12th, 2019|Clean Update|

Number Of Renewable Energy Installations Up By 57 Percent In Michigan In 2018

LANSING - Distributed energy generation continues to grow in Michigan, as the number of installations producing power increased nearly 57 percent in 2018, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s annual report tracking participation in the state’s legacy net metering program. Participation in the state’s legacy net metering program has grown every year since 2006.

By |2019-12-08T20:25:18-05:00December 8th, 2019|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Makes Leadership Changes To Accelerate Renewable Energy Investments

DETROIT - DTE Energy last week announced three senior executive rotations aimed at accelerating the energy company's progress toward enhancing its renewable energy business, development strategies and regulatory priorities. "In order to achieve our net zero carbon emissions goal for our electric company, we are rapidly expanding our regulated renewable energy business and associated investments,"

By |2019-11-10T15:15:15-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update, News|

Mendon Township Voters Approve Solar Systems Within Its Boundaries

MENDON TOWNSHIP - In this small community east of Three Rivers, voters by an incredibly close vote during Tuesday’s election gave the green light to allowing small and large solar systems to be built within its boundaries. The ordinance, which passed 331-319, would amend the Mendon Township Zoning Ordinance to allow construction of both small

By |2019-11-10T14:25:00-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update|