The uncertain future of the Upper Peninsula’s largest coal-fired power plant have lit a new fire under a long-simmering debate about potentially uniting with the rest of Michigan into a single power distribution system.
A $2.2 billion project that would connect yet-to-be-developed wind farms in southwest Kansas to the nation’s largest power market is on trial in Missouri this week.
Let Michigan decide its own energy future. That’s the message industry leaders and state officials drove home Tuesday at the Upper Peninsula Energy Summit in Marquette.
A looming power plant closure on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is putting local officials on an accelerated timescale for determining the region’s energy future.
As Michigan’s agriculture sector grows more productive and efficient, those in the industry say the state’s electrical and natural gas infrastructure is not keeping pace.
In a recent Minnesota case testing the state’s Buy the Farm law, public perception of transmission lines — rather than science — was the deciding factor.
A plan to string high-voltage transmission lines 200 miles across the state of Missouri got a chilly reception from area landowners during the first public airing of the project Tuesday.
The Center for Rural Affairs says a new approach to acquiring transmission rights-of-way could offer both landowners and developers a better deal than eminent domain.
Cheap, clean, and inexhaustible, renewables are now held back mainly by inadequate infrastructure and outdated policies.
A century ago, the newly emerging electrical grid’s impact on birds and other wildlife was far from anyone’s mind. A lot has changed since then.