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Renewable Energy Poised to Thrive Under any White House

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There is likely little a Trump administration could do to stem the growth of renewable forms of energy. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy

New Michigan Policies Make Energy Efficiency a Priority

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New Michigan legislation makes it easier and more affordable for local governments to initiate energy efficiency programs at public facilities and operations. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Public Policy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

Incentives can cut Energy use During Peak Periods

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United States Supreme Court upholds rule allowing energy users to be paid for not using energy during peak times. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Public Policy

Report Measures Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standard

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Michigan's Legislators should consider the increasingly positive business case for supporting the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard before acting to roll it back or eliminate it outright. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Clean Water, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Legislation, Greenhouse Gases, Public Policy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

Factual Support Lacking in Michigan Legislature's Effort to Change Net Metering Law

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Changes in Michigan net metering laws should be based on actual data, not conjecture. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Environmental Legislation, Public Policy, Renewable Energy

The Future is now for Viable Energy-Related Efforts

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Recent studies confirm renewables and efficiency technologies leading the way toward our energy future. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy

Snyder faces challenges in boosting Michigan's energy efficiency, renewable energy

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Michigan’s governor looks to advance state’s energy policies but faces push back from the Legislature. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy

MPSC Must Review Natural Gas Pipeline Licensing Approval to Consider Environmental Impact

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Court requires MSPC to reconsider its decision permitting a gas pipeline and to comply with the Michigan Environmental Protection Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Regulation, Michigan Environmental Protection Act

EPA Defines Coal Ash Just in Time to Tarnish St. Nick's Fur Suit

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EPA decides to regulate coal ash as solid waste, but not as hazardous waste. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Energy, Environmental Regulation, Hazardous Materials, Solid Waste
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