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Column: Michiganders deserve rooftop solar options

BY: and - June 28, 2021

Ever thought about installing rooftop solar on your home? Thanks to outdated laws and big utility influence, you might not be able to much longer. Since Michigan’s first rooftop solar program was introduced in 2008, our state’s major utility companies have repeatedly blocked Michiganders from producing their own clean energy through their influence in Lansing. […]

Report: Waste from coal-fired plants threatens Michigan water safety

BY: - May 18, 2021

Michigan’s coal-fired power plants are annually generating more than 1 million tons of waste that’s laden with lead, mercury and arsenic and poses significant dangers to the health of residents and the state’s groundwater and surface water, the Michigan Environmental Council said in a new report released Tuesday morning.  “The storage of coal ash in […]

Whitmer: State-owned facilities to use 100% renewable energy by 2025

BY: - April 22, 2021

Through partnerships with three of Michigan’s major energy utilities, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all state-owned facilities will be transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2025. The transition will be achieved through energy purchases made by DTE, Consumers Energy and the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) to expand each utility’s renewable portfolio […]

DTE, Consumers Energy suspend senior, low-income shutoffs

BY: - March 16, 2020

Both of Michigan’s largest public utilities have halted non-pay energy shutoffs for low-income and senior customers for the next three weeks, citing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan and the desire to relieve some stress for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Consumers Energy and DTE Energy both made the announcements Saturday evening. The end […]

Consumers Energy to eliminate carbon footprint by 2040

BY: - February 26, 2020

Consumers Energy, the state’s largest energy provider, has a new, ambitious goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. The public utility in 2019 rolled out its “Clean Energy Plan,” which details how it expects to meet the state’s natural gas and electricity needs through the next two decades. Consumers Energy announced Monday that […]

AG joins legal brief to urge federal action on clean energy

BY: - February 19, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined attorneys general from three more states, plus the District of Columbia and California’s clean air agency, in a legal brief urging the federal government to uphold orders to help states promote clean energy. The amici curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief was filed on Feb. 7 on […]

Report: Michigan has 300+ clean energy businesses, regulatory changes could spur more

BY: - December 4, 2019

Updated, 2:52 p.m., 12/4/19 with the corrected link to the report The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) released a policy report Wednesday morning praising the progress Michigan has made on renewable energy and identifying areas that still need improvement. Growth in Michigan’s renewable energy sector has been spurred on by a combination of decreasing […]