Clean Update

DTE Energy Makes Leadership Changes To Accelerate Renewable Energy Investments

DETROIT - DTE Energy last week announced three senior executive rotations aimed at accelerating the energy company's progress toward enhancing its renewable energy business, development strategies and regulatory priorities. "In order to achieve our net zero carbon emissions goal for our electric company, we are rapidly expanding our regulated renewable energy business and associated investments,"

By |2019-11-10T15:15:15-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update, News|

Mendon Township Voters Approve Solar Systems Within Its Boundaries

MENDON TOWNSHIP - In this small community east of Three Rivers, voters by an incredibly close vote during Tuesday’s election gave the green light to allowing small and large solar systems to be built within its boundaries. The ordinance, which passed 331-319, would amend the Mendon Township Zoning Ordinance to allow construction of both small

By |2019-11-10T14:25:00-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update|

New UM study: Lake Huron A Crucial Part Of Controlling Toxic Lake Erie Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR—A new study from the University of Michigan asserts that targets to reduce phosphorous outputs from the Detroit area to control toxic blooms of cyanobacteria in Lake Erie are unrealistic if the phosphorous inputs from Lake Huron aren’t controlled as well. In an effort to control the cyanobacteria blooms and dead zones that plague

By |2019-11-10T09:25:29-05:00November 10th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured, Life Sciences|

Enbridge Wins Suit Challenging Whitmer Blocking Of Line 5 Tunnel

LANSING - The law creating the authority to oversee the construction of a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house the Line 5 oil pipeline is constitutional, a Michigan Court of Claims judge ruled Thursday in a major victory for Enbridge. After Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an opinion earlier this year that the law, signed

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Enviro Rules Panel Tables PFAS Draft Rules, Advocates Blast ‘Delay’

LANSING - Despite pleas from community and environmental groups to move forward with draft drinking water standards that would establish testing levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the Environmental Rules Review Committee decided Thursday to table the rules until a special meeting on November 14. The move comes following some committee members feeling they didn't

By |2019-10-31T20:25:49-04:00October 31st, 2019|Clean Update, Politics, Politics/Government|

Consumers Energy Taps San Francisco Company For Residential Battery Storage Pilot

JACKSON—Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, announced a collaboration with Sunverge, a San Francisco, Calif.-based provider of rooftop solar and home energy management systems, for a Consumers Energy residential battery storage pilot. “We are conducting this pilot to test and measure how aggregated battery storage may have the potential to offer benefits to Michigan’s electric grid

By |2019-10-23T19:27:16-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Clean Update, ESD|

DTE To Request Proposals For New Solar, Wind Resources

DETROIT - DTE Energy Monday  announced it is issuing Requests for Proposals for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2040. Through the RFP,

By |2019-09-16T09:02:26-04:00September 16th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|

Gov. Whitmer to keynote Michigan Energy Innovators Gala

LANSING—The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) announced that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be the keynote speaker at its Seventh Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. EIBC officials said Whitmer has already demonstrated a commitment to an advanced energy economy in her first nine months in

By |2019-09-14T15:53:39-04:00September 14th, 2019|Clean Update, Government/Politics, Politics/Government|

A Dangerous Future: Climate Change, Michiganders’ Health

ANN ARBOR—As the world grows warmer and the region grows wetter, extreme heat and rain will cause more people to die or become ill—a costly burden in terms of lives lost and health care costs to the state of Michigan, a new report says. A University of Michigan study projects deaths and emergency department visits

By |2019-09-08T19:59:48-04:00September 8th, 2019|Clean Update, Featured|