Houses of worship light the way for energy efficiency

Over 150 faith-based organizations in the Grand Rapids area have participated in a free energy efficiency program with Consumers Energy.

BHSH System, CMS Energy to partner on solar energy

After revealing new sustainability goals last month, BHSH System is making strides through the use of solar power.
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CMS Energy releases Q1 earnings snapshot

JACKSON — CMS Energy Corp. (CMS) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $353 million.

Armstrong International fired up about carbon free

A thermal utility solutions provider in Three Rivers said a carbon-free future is a hot topic that’s not going anywhere as the pace of climate change accelerates.

Nonprofit backs Whitmer’s bid to keep nuclear plant running

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked for federal aid in retaining Palisades Nuclear Plant in Van Buren County, a move backed by Benton-Harbor based workforce development agency Kinexus Group. 
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Energy shift creates opening for ‘world’s largest batteries’

LUDINGTON — Sprawled like a gigantic swimming pool atop a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan is an asphalt-and-clay pond holding enough water to produce electricity for 1.6 million households.

Bill halts local bans on natural gas hookups

LANSING — Banning natural gas hookups in new homes and businesses at the local level is the latest example of environmental extremism, according to...

Wyoming GM plant to switch to clean energy

Consumers Energy and General Motors (GM) partnered to power a local automotive plant with 100% clean energy.
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Michigan plans first US electric vehicle charging road by 2023

LANSING — Electric vehicles driving in Detroit could increase their charge by using an in-road charging system by 2023, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office said Tuesday.

Consumers Energy Foundation invests in Rende Progress Capital

A local racial equity lending firm secured funding from the Consumers Energy Foundation to advance its work eliminating the racial wealth gap.

MPSC approves DTE Electric, Consumers Energy special rates

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) approved requests by the state’s two largest electric utilities to provide special rates to help attract and retain advanced manufacturing in the state.
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Enbridge seeks federal jurisdiction in oil pipeline dispute

TRAVERSE CITY — Enbridge Energy moved Wednesday to shift to federal court a Michigan lawsuit seeking shutdown of an oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Consumers Energy grant supports forestry

Muskegon neighborhoods are surrounded by new trees, thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Consumers Energy Forestry Department.
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White House: US will discuss Michigan pipeline with Canada

TRAVERSE CITY — The U.S. and Canada will discuss the future of an oil pipeline that crosses part of the Great Lakes and is the subject of rising tension over whether it should be shut down, the White House said Monday.

Church turns to sun for energy

A local church is now using solar panels for its electrical source.

DTE Energy Foundation gives grants to local organizations

DTE Energy Foundation awarded $351,000 in grants to seven West Michigan organizations focused on human needs.
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Canada cites US treaty in pipeline dispute in Michigan

DETROIT — Canada invoked a treaty with the United States and asked a judge Monday to suspend litigation over Michigan’s effort to shut down a Great Lakes oil pipeline.
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Deal to provide clean energy to seven Michigan parks, offices

LANSING — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan.

Clean energy sector surges

(As seen on WZZM 13) More than 113,400 Michiganders worked in alternative energy at the end of 2020, according to a study released by the Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and Clean Energy Trust.
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Some schools closed, power out in Michigan storm’s wake

MUSKEGON — Classes were canceled in a western Michigan school district Wednesday as crews worked to restore power and clear debris from a storm that swept across the state.

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