Energy-intensive industries work to reduce footprint

 Industries such as steel, cement, chemical and automotive are working to become more energy-efficient by implementing the use of renewable resources, experts say.

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.

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.

Consumers Energy speeds up transition to zero coal

Consumers Energy recently announced a sweeping proposal to stop using coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025 — 15 years faster than currently planned.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Church turns to sun for energy

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

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.

CMS Energy releases Q1 earnings snapshot

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

DTE’s investment with Michigan firms spurs 9,800 jobs

DTE Energy recently announced it spent $2.1 billion with Michigan businesses in 2019, creating and sustaining more than 9,800 jobs across the state and...

Oil and gas industry supplier closing West Michigan plant

A maker of pressure control and processing systems for the oil and gas industry is closing a plant in the region and laying off...

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.

New life for former power plant

Forsite Development said it is nearing the end of its demolition on the old B.C. Cobb power plant site in Muskegon and soon will...

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.