A rural electric cooperative in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has backed off a plan to restructure its solar net metering program that originally infuriated some of its members last year.
Stronger renewable energy standards are needed in Michigan, even though prices for renewables are declining and becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, advocates say. While some Republicans argue that wind energy no longer needs government support and that market forces will drive renewables, others say legislation remains key to guiding the state's energy future.
Coal-fired power plants across the country could be billion-dollar liabilities for utilities if their greenhouse gas emissions are challenged in court, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University.
A successful seven-year clean energy program and the declining prices of wind and solar power mean there is less urgency heading into 2016 as Michigan lawmakers continue work on a new statewide energy policy.
Michigan regulators rejected DTE Energy's proposal to raise rates for LED street lights last week and ordered the utility to engage in talks with cities to arrive at a fair rate.
Grand Rapids, Michigan today became the second city in the Midwest and 11th in the nation to set ambitious energy reduction targets over the next 15 years.
As a utility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula plans for future generation to replace aging coal infrastructure, some critics say the process is moving too fast.
Amy Butler, the director of a Michigan small-business incubator, has seen the impact of energy policy from both the government and business side.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration has spent $250,000 and will announce a “very robust stakeholder group” later this month in efforts to move forward a statewide compliance strategy for the Clean Power Plan.
In Michigan, more than 300 businesses are active in the clean-energy sector, according to a new report.