Michigan’s three nuclear plants appear to be on solid financial footing at least through 2021 — a notable contrast from other states where nuclear power has struggled to compete with low natural gas prices.
Michigan’s 2008 law requiring utility spending on energy efficiency programs continued to exceed targets in 2015, surpassing goals for cutting electric and natural gas use by roughly 20 percent and proving to be a good investment for ratepayers.
Clean energy groups in Michigan are taking a variety of positions on a proposed statewide energy policy overhaul, but all agree the bills could be strengthened to encourage in-state renewable energy development apart from utilities.
Michigan and Minnesota are exemplar Midwest states when it comes to state-level policy pushing for clean energy development, according to a new report from the Georgetown Climate Center.
As a major Michigan utility pushes for energy legislation it says would maintain reliability and capacity as coal plants close, small energy producers say they are being pushed out as an option to provide both.
Developing community solar in Detroit, as is the case across Michigan, largely comes down to whether the local utility is willing to participate.
While the political landscape in Midwest states shows a growing reluctance to mandate utility spending on energy efficiency, some states are still gaining ground in reducing energy use by approaching it from different sectors.
Whether purchasing a Tesla is in their future or not, consumers should have the option to make that choice based on their values, needs, and budget, unencumbered by government interference.
Modeling shows efficiency, carbon trading could play major role in Michigan’s Clean Power Plan compliance
Michigan energy officials released a pair of reports Monday showing that a stronger commitment to energy efficiency and trading carbon credits with other states would be an affordable compliance strategy for the Clean Power Plan.
Michigan’s net metering program grew by 20 percent in 2015 due to growing interest in small-scale, on-site solar generation, according to new data from state regulators.