Consumers Energy offering free smart thermostats to 100,000 households

Consumers Energy announced a partnership with Google and Uplight to provide Google Nest thermostats to up to 100,000 households.

Developer builds 750K kilowatts worth of solar

While building owners are looking to keep their energy bills down during the summer, Ryan Leestma is touting the virtues of solar development.

Grand Rapids receives approval for filtration plant solar project

The city of Grand Rapids’ work to supply its Lake Michigan Filtration Plant with on-site renewable solar energy is one step closer to reality thanks to an affirmative vote by the Grand Haven Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals.

Church turns to sun for energy

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

Solar company opens first showroom in Michigan

While The Green Panel has been engineering, furnishing and installing renewable energy systems for commercial and residential customers since 2007, the Brighton-based company only recently opened Michigan’s first solar showroom in Byron Center.

Consumers Energy CEO Poppe to step down; Rochow named as replacement

CMS Energy announced Patti Poppe is leaving the company, effective Dec. 1, to take the position of chief executive officer at PG&E Corporation in California.

Grand Rapids to upgrade streets with LED lights

The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the adoption of LED lights for all neighborhood street lighting.

DTE Energy opens new $7.5M gas facility in Walker

DTE Energy spent $7.5 million to open a new hub in Walker for its Gas Renewal Program operations in northern and West Michigan.

Firm will repurpose ash ponds

Consumers Energy again has contracted out-of-state professionals to help it move toward its zero-coal goal by 2040.

Consumers stays on track to deliver EV fast-charging stations

2020 didn’t turn out to be the milestone year Consumers Energy was hoping for with its PowerMIDrive program, but the Michigan utility kept some momentum on the road to Michigan’s clean energy future.

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.

Eldean Shipyard activates second solar array

Eldean Shipyard announced it installed and activated a second solar installation to generate electricity on-site at the marina.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch installing solar array

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is partnering with ES Services Company, a subsidiary of CMS Energy, to build an approximately 2-megawatt solar array at its Green Meadow Organics facility in Saranac.
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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.

Utility unveils pilot carbon-offset plan

As part of DTE Energy’s 2050 net zero commitment, DTE Gas announced that it will offer customers a new way to reduce their carbon footprint.

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. 

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.

EGLE and partners collaborate on NextCycle Michigan

Leaders of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and several public and private stakeholders convened in April to unveil a collaborative effort to spark a “recycling and recovery” economy in the state.

Packaging company plugs into 178-kilowatt solar array

M-Industries announced a major step toward energy independence by having 419 solar panels installed on its factory roof.

Consumers Energy aims to fast-track Michigan’s EV transition

Consumers Energy is offering more electric vehicle rebates in a new program to help businesses statewide transition to carbon-free electric vehicles.

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