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Long-shot bid to reopen Palisades nuclear plant is over after feds deny funding

A long-shot effort to reopen the Palisades nuclear plant in Southwest Michigan is over after the federal government rejected Holtec International's request for funding.

Autocam Medical makes $2M investment in solar energy

A manufacturer made a clean energy investment totaling nearly $2 million at its new global headquarters in Kentwood.

Consumers Energy Foundation awards $500K in grants

The charitable arm of Michigan’s largest energy provider has awarded funds to two organizations.

Grand Haven BLP approves union agreement

A community-owned electric utility in Grand Haven recently authorized a union contract.

Frustrated regulators order DTE, Consumers to report on compliance with outage rules; seek outside...

LANSING — Pointing to public frustration over lengthy power outages and the dangers of downed wires, state regulators on Wednesday directed Michigan's two largest utilities to quickly report back on their compliance with past directives related to outages and storm response.

Consumers Energy to highlight EVs during ArtPrize

Consumers Energy will show off a slew of electric vehicles in downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday.

CMS Energy names new executive team members

A Michigan-based energy company recently promoted a team member to a leadership role and filled a newly created position.

Comcast to source renewable electricity for half of Michigan operations

A telecom company unveiled a new sustainability effort focused on renewable electricity.

Consumers to power public buildings with clean energy

A Michigan utility company was tapped to aid the state’s commitment to renewable energy.
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CMS Energy releases Q2 earnings snapshot

JACKSON — CMS Energy Corp. (CMS) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $148 million.

DTE Foundation provides grant for youth agriculture program

The DTE Energy Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to a youth agriculture education program. 

Muskegon Heights project awarded $250K from Consumers Energy Foundation

A West Michigan community was selected as the recipient of an award from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

Calvin University partners with solar company

A Grand Rapids university is the first in Michigan to pursue solar-as-a-service to accelerate its transfer to clean energy. 

Consumers gets approval for energy plan settlement agreement

As part of a recent settlement agreement and plan approval, Consumers Energy is on track to lead a clean energy transformation through sustainable efforts — including the retirement of coal plants and an end to its coal era.
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Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

TRAVERSE CITY — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy’s plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.

Consumers to invest $170M in natural gas system

An energy company revealed plans to upgrade the transmission, distribution and storage of natural gas in Michigan.

City, CMS Energy dedicate solar array along the lakeshore

A newly activated solar array will help Grand Rapids with its renewable energy efforts.
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Coal-powered passenger ship to convert to new fuel source

LUDINGTON — A coal-powered passenger steamship on Lake Michigan that’s the last of its kind in the U.S. will stop using coal to fuel its historic engines once its operators settle on an alternate power source.

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.
AP

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...

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