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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.

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.

City, energy firm offset carbon toward net-zero goal

Vicinity Energy, owner and operator of district energy systems across the nation, announced it has purchased carbon offsets for its Grand Rapids district energy operations, with hopes of offsetting carbon emissions in the city by 95,400 metric tons over a three-year period.
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Michigan regulators to probe utilities on power outages

LANSING — A Michigan commission will examine data and practices from its regulated electric companies after more than 1 million residents were left without power due to storms earlier this month.

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.

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.

Michigan has most potential for offshore power generation

Coastal wind is a strong, consistent power source, and Michigan’s more than 3,000 miles of coast could provide double the electricity residents used from all sources in 2019.

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.

Michigan offers funds for alternative energy vehicles

LANSING — Michigan is spending $30 million to help public companies and private businesses buy low-emission freight trucks, buses, tugboats and cargo handling equipment.

Stay-at-home Michigan residents used 5% less juice in 2020

LANSING — Meetings at home, virtual classes, computers running, lights on, heat or air conditioning cranked up, it may feel like 2020 was the year of using more energy.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Grand Rapids to upgrade streets with LED lights

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

CMS Energy names VP of operations performance

CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary Consumers Energy announced Christine “Chris” Wisniewski, currently executive director of operations performance analytics, was named vice president of operations performance, effective Monday.

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