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Michigan's wind energy industry soaring

The shift to renewable energy sources in Michigan -- particularly wind -- has picked up in the past few years and could get more of ...

Will EPA carbon rules push Michigan harder on clean energy?

A policymaking storm is brewing in Michigan as state officials and lawmakers simultaneously devise a plan to comply with proposed federal carbon rules and also ...

AG Schuette, state environmental director announce oil and gas pipeline task force

Multiple state departments are coming together to keep an eye on oil and gas pipelines across Michigan.

Report: Michigan could expand solar without raising rates

While a Michigan utility says cost concerns are preventing it from expanding its solar program, a draft report from state regulators says it could do ...

Can curbing carbon build the economy?

When President Obama announced a proposed rule to reduce power plant emissions that contribute substantially to climate change, predictable objections from Republicans came fast and ...

Tom Vilsack and Debbie Stabenow: Starting a new era of conservation partnership

Michigan recently played host to a historic announcement that will have a lasting impact on the health of the Great Lakes and Michigan's strong tradition ...

EPA rules are about nation's future

From time to time in our nation's history, the generation in charge of the U.S. government has been called upon to sacrifice its own short-term ...

Snyder signs bills laws allowing use of coal ash

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws allowing for the use of coal ash and other industrial byproducts in cement and asphalt.

Retiring plants placed on life support to preserve reliability

Scores of coal-fired power plants have been retired and taken off-line in recent years, and coal plant retirements are likely to continue or accelerate as ...

Can Metro Detroit Develop a Wind Power Economy?

Building a wind turbine in Metro Detroit is a lot easier said than done. It's such a challenging proposition that it flips local conventional wisdom ...