Clean Update

Study: Fairness In Planning A Big Deal To People’s Perception Of Wind Turbines

ANN ARBOR – When local residents feel the planning process for building wind turbines is fair and open, their perceptions of the often-controversial energy source remain steady or improve with time, according to a new University of Michigan study. In fact, the openness with which the planning process is handled is more important in shaping

By |2019-02-07T19:51:28+00:00February 7th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Huge Solar Farm Approved In Shiawassee County

CORUNNA — Construction of a $250 million, 1,200-acre solar power farm in mid-Michigan’s Shiawassee County is predicted to begin later this year after the project proposed by New York City-based Ranger Power was approved by the Shiawassee County Planning Commission. Officials with Ranger Power said the commission’s approval of a special use permit for the

By |2019-01-28T08:38:40+00:00January 28th, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

Eaton Helps Reduce Weight, Extend Range Of Electrified Vehicles 

GALESBURG - Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first

By |2019-01-21T07:32:23+00:00January 21st, 2019|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Bill Ford Envisions Electric Pickups, EV Sales, Going the Last Mile

DETROIT - Soft demand for electric vehicles and an unclear regulatory future were among the challenges facing the automotive industry debated during a variety of panel discussions at AutoMobili-D on Thursday at NAIAS. On one hand, automakers and suppliers are busy reinventing the future with the multi-billion dollar investments in hybrid, electric and self-driving vehicles. At

By |2019-01-21T07:32:24+00:00January 20th, 2019|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

UM’s Graham Sustainability Institute Offers New Research Grants

ANN ARBOR — Partnerships, co-production and research to practice. These themes define four projects recently awarded Catalyst Grants by the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute. Led by multidisciplinary faculty teams, the projects aim to advance sustainability at local, state, national and international levels by engaging diverse communities on a range of contemporary problems. “Catalyst

By |2019-01-10T16:29:44+00:00January 9th, 2019|Clean Update|

ITC Transco COO Jipping – Why Electric Giant Donated $75K To Michigan Tech

ROYAL OAK - On this segment of M2 Techcast, ITC Transco Chief Operating Officer Jon Jipping explains why the huge electric transmission company donated $75,000 to Michigan Tech’s ECE Learning Center and why it is looking to hire more power engineers to keep up with retirements and expansion. ITC Holdings Gives Michigan Tech University $75,000

By |2019-01-08T12:29:55+00:00January 6th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Lyon, Wells Dismissed From Federal Flint Water Class-Action

LANSING - The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Friday a district court's denial of motions to dismiss against five Flint water crisis defendants including the former director of the Department of Health and Human Services and the state's former chief medical executive, though it sided with the lower court in denying motions to

By |2019-01-05T19:12:22+00:00January 5th, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

State Study IDs Best Spots For EV Charging Stations

LANSING – The ideal locations and the number of electric vehicle chargers along well-traveled Michigan highways were revealed today in a preliminary modeling analysis that is part of a study funded by the Michigan Energy Office. “The uniqueness of this study will put Michigan on the map when it comes to locating a public network of charging

By |2018-12-20T17:22:25+00:00December 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

A123 Gets $2 Billion In New Business

LIVONIA – A123 Systems LLC, the Livonia-based, Chinese-owned manufacturer of lithium ion batteries and energy storage systems, announced that it had achieved $2 billion in new business commitments for the second straight year. Included are high voltage, low voltage, and motorsports applications in various automotive applications in China, Europe, and North America. “A123 saw the substantial

By |2018-12-20T17:21:04+00:00December 18th, 2018|Clean Update, ESD|

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|