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.

Consumers Energy aims for net zero carbon emissions

Consumers Energy recently announced a goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, the next step in the utility’s Clean Energy Plan.“Consumers Energy...

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

CMS Energy releases Q1 earnings snapshot

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

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.

Michigan approves Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel permits

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan's environmental agency said Friday that it has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Companies team up to support electric vehicle recycling

As electric vehicle demands grow, one focus of concern is how to make them more environmentally sustainable.

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.

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. 

DTE invests over $2B in Michigan businesses, $75M in West Michigan

DTE Energy announced it invested $2.2 billion with Michigan businesses in 2020, creating and sustaining more than 10,400 jobs across the state and exceeding its annual commitment by $200 million.

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.