Michigan researchers say the state’s best path to compliance with the federal Clean Power Plan will start with energy efficiency and depend largely on a mix of natural gas and renewables.
Clean-energy advocates are roundly criticizing a new statewide energy proposal from Michigan Republicans, claiming it is a broad giveaway to protect investor-owned utilities’ profits.
Michigan’s manufacturing history and economy make it a perfect candidate for renewable energy growth.
Top Michigan officials announced Tuesday that the state would not call on Enbridge Energy to shut down a controversial oil pipeline that runs along the floor of the Great Lakes, suggested that the line may have a limited lifespan.
A battle is brewing in the Michigan Public Service Commission over the rate DTE Energy will charge municipalities to operate LED streetlights. At least one municipal official is calling for cities to take over their streetlights altogether.
Getting the necessary permits for solar installations remains a headache as rules and regulation vary greatly. But GreenLancer, a Detroit-based company started in 2011, provides relief.
As Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grapples with designing a long-term energy plan, some legislators and developers are seeking a renaissance of the region’s once-strong mining industry. Such a resurgence would provide economic benefits, and it would require more energy.
Researchers at Michigan State University say an environmental mindset among lawmakers can be a "potentially powerful mediating factor" in curbing carbon emissions.
In states across the Midwest, advocates are challenging transportation administrators and elected officials over what they see as an ongoing, unnecessary build-out of highway infrastructure rooted in 20th-century planning.
Residents of a Detroit-area community left in the dark after a utility settlement are hoping to re-light their streets using solar power.