renewable energy

Radio Made in Michigan
10:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Wind turbines pose potential health risks

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In an effort to increase the U.S.’s renewable energy portfolio, the wind industry has grown tremendously. Michigan is now home to just under 700 turbines, but not everyone is happy about the growing wind farm industry.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:50 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Michigan conservatives join conversation on renewable energy

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A new conservative group is hoping to open up the conversation about renewable energy.  The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is working to increase the state’s investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:29 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Environmental official encouraged by Snyder energy blueprint

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Governor Rick Snyder wants a “no regrets energy future" for Michigan by 2025.  That was how he summarized his administration’s long-awaited energy “blueprint” which was released yesterday.

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NewsRoom
3:23 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Environmental Groups Expect Snyder To Push For More Clean Energy

Michigan environmental groups expect Governor Rick Snyder to endorse new clean energy standards in a speech next month.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:30 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

MI electric reformers blast deregulation opponents

The Lansing Board of Water and Light's new cogeneration plant went online earlier this year.
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Last week, Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing-based media advocacy organization, released a study suggesting that electric customers in several states that offer greater customer choice pay more for it. Some key backers of electric choice have blasted the study, calling the findings unsubstantiated.

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NewsRoom
5:12 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Michigan On Target To Meet Renewable Energy Standards, Could Achieve More

A new report suggests Michigan is well-positioned to expand renewable energy production.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Environmental advocate anticipates Michigan energy plan discussion

The Lansing Board of Water & Light announced last week, it will begin selling wind-generated electricity next year. James Clift, Policy Director of the Michigan Environmental Council, says the plan is a great development.
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Michigan's energy policy will become a hotter topic in the final months of 2013. Officials have held a series of energy public forums around the state this year. This Friday, Governor Rick Snyder will begin sharing the results with the public and the legislature. The legislature is expected to spend 2014 addressing state energy policy.

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:29 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Clean energy’s future on an international level

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy Program looks to educate business leaders and policy makers on the factors affecting utility investment in electric generation resources.
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According to the Pew Clean Energy Program, global energy consumption is expected to increase 35% over the next 25 years, with much of that from growing electricity use and expanding vehicle fleets.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:13 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Current State #69 | April 18, 2013

Today on Current State: MSU's renewable energy plan; critical bacteria research; the impressive career of WKAR's Dick Estell; and pianist Bob Baldori.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:06 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

MSU addresses sustainability efforts, shift toward renewable energy

Currently under 2 percent of the MSU's energy portfolio is renewable.
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 In a plan adopted last year by its Board of Trustees, Michigan State University committed to an “energy future” comprised 100% of renewable energy sources.  This week, University President Lou Anna K. Simon updates the effort in her second annual energy roundtable, which will be a live webcast.  

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NewsRoom
6:33 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Bernero: Italian Green Manufacturer Coming to Lansing

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he's finalizing a deal to bring some 80 green energy jobs to the city. 

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NewsRoom
6:56 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Report: Electricity Will Cost More if Proposal 3 Passes

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The campaigns squaring off against each other over Proposal 3 on the November ballot are arguing the economic merits of renewable energy.

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NewsRoom
6:32 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Enviro Group: MSU Study Shows Economic Benefits of More Renewable

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An environmental group says Michigan's economy would get a boost if it relied more on renewable energy sources.

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Renewable Energy Campaign Files for November Ballot

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The campaign to get voters to place renewable energy standards in the Michigan Constitution filed petition signatures Friday to get on the November ballot.

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