Consumer advocates in Michigan say a proposed $2 billion natural gas pipeline would be a bad deal for ratepayers and potentially violate a state code involving business between a utility’s regulated and unregulated affiliates.
Wind energy development is leading to increased tax bases for some Michigan counties and millions of dollars for rural landowners in the form of land lease payments, according to an industry report.
Michigan's second-largest utility says the recent approval of income-guarantee deals in Ohio makes the case for restructuring the electricity market in its home state.
"Smart policies and a focus on industrial clusters can allow states to become hubs of innovation and job creation," according to a report issued this week.
Michigan’s second-largest electric utility is partnering with researchers at Michigan State University on a two-year energy storage pilot project.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s 30 percent clean energy goal by 2025 wouldn’t necessarily expand renewable energy at all in the state — a realization that was slow to reach the public, according to emails released earlier this month in relation to the Flint water crisis.
The Union of Concerned Scientists says Michigan could turn a $105 million public investment into roughly $3 billion in private sector clean-energy projects through 2030.
In the context of Flint, Michigan’s ongoing lead-tainted water crisis, regional environmental groups are calling on Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop his fight against federal rules for mercury emissions from power plants.
Taking its company name from a magic spell in the Harry Potter series, Michigan-based Accio Energy is developing new offshore wind systems that are “summoning energy out of the air.”
Claiming an unbalanced playing field with industrial customers, a Michigan ratepayer advocate seeks to boost its budget --and its influence over upcoming utility cases.