Clean Update

New Video Installation At UM Shows Human Impact Of Climate Change

ANN ARBOR – A new installation at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will show the human effects of flooding and climate change through a riveting five-channel video installation. As part of the institute’s 2018-19 theme Humanities and Environments, “Deluge” will be on view Nov. 9 through Dec. 14. It is the culmination

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34-04:00November 8th, 2018|Clean Update|

AxleTech, Thor Trucks To Develop Heavy-Duty e-Powertrain System

TROY - AxleTech is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab building fully electric commercial trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for on-highway use are rapidly advancing at a global scale,

By |2018-10-21T18:26:50-04:00October 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

New York Company Plans To Build $250 Million, 1,200-Acre Solar Farm Near Lansing

CORUNNA - A New York-based solar energy development company plans to invest $250 million in a solar farm in Shiawasee County in central Michigan. Ranger Power from Brooklyn, New York, filed paperwork seeking a special use permit from the planning commission for the 1,200 acre development. Before the project can go forward, the planning commission

By |2018-10-18T20:10:09-04:00October 18th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|

Republican Senator Introduces Bill To End $7,500 Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars

WASHINGTON DC - At a time when most governments are looking at ways to encourage electric vehicle adoption, a Republican senator heavily backed by the oil and gas industry has now introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars and instead tax them more. Sen. John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso, a

By |2018-10-11T14:59:58-04:00October 11th, 2018|Clean Update, Featured, Politics|

Public Invited To Weigh-In On DTE Energy’s Future Energy lan

DETROIT - This month the public will have another opportunity to learn about our company’s energy planning process and provide input on our long-term plans to transform our generation mix toward reliable, affordable and cleaner energy that will power Michigan’s future. A public open house will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Detroit, giving community

By |2018-10-10T20:24:47-04:00October 10th, 2018|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Cutting Methane Emissions By 80 percent

DETROIT - DTE Energy will reduce methane emissions from its natural gas utility operations by more than 80 percent by 2040 – part of a broad sustainability initiative the company has launched to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change while continuing to provide customers with reliable and affordable power. "Since 2011 DTE's improvements

By |2018-10-04T20:21:11-04:00October 4th, 2018|Clean Update|

Environmental Groups Slam Line 5 Tunnel ‘Sweetheart Deal’ They Claim Is Imminent

LANSING - Environmental groups opposed to putting Enbridge Line 5 into a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac said Thursday they believe an agreement between Governor Rick Snyder and the Canadian energy company is imminent, preemptively declaring it a lame-duck move that would hamstring the next governor and attorney general from taking action they see fit regarding

By |2018-09-21T11:13:49-04:00September 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

MTU Report: Silicon In Solar Cells Drops Production Costs By More Than 10 Percent

HOUGHTON - Engineers at Michigan Technological University and Aalto University find that switching silicon in solar cells drops production costs for this renewable energy source by more than 10 percent. At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, as fights rage on about how to power homes, renewable solar energy continues to

By |2018-09-13T19:10:31-04:00September 13th, 2018|Clean Update|

Norman Christopher Inducted Into West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall Of Fame

GRAND RAPIDS - Norman Christopher, Executive Director for the Office of Sustainability Practices at Grand Valley State University, will be the 2018 inductee into the West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame.  Known equally for his work promoting sustainability within the university and the community, Christopher has been a fixture in local sustainability for many

By |2018-09-13T21:00:57-04:00September 13th, 2018|Clean Update|

DTE Energy Breaks Ground On Natural-Gas Fired Blue Water Energy Plant

EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP - DTE Energy broke ground this week on a $1 billion natural-gas plant that will provide lower emission electricity for 850,000 homes starting in 2022. The Blue Water Energy Center will help DTE Energy take a significant step toward its goal of reducing carbon emissions by more than 80 percent. East China Township

By |2018-08-21T20:21:29-04:00August 21st, 2018|Clean Update, Featured|