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Consumers Energy looking at its post-coal future

Consumers Energy and ITC Holdings are are working on a new substation project to replace a retired coal plant in Deerfield, Michigan. The Morocco Substation will cross Lenawee and Monroe Counties, and is being constructed because of the retirement of the coal-fired Whiting Generation Plant in Monroe County.

Michigan EV owners could pay for the benefit of no gas tax

In a time when Michigan is creating numerous programs to enable renewable energy growth, a House Republican bill is looking to implement a fee for owners of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Gov. Rick Snyder launches Michigan Agency for Energy

Just two months after Gov. Rick Snyder announced many changes to Michigan's energy plan, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) has opened its doors.

ITC completes 140-mile Michigan transmission line

ITC Transmission has completed their 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that runs throughout the "Thumb" region on the eastern side of Michigan. According to ITC, the $510 million Thumb Loop transmission project was completed ahead of schedule, and will accommodate future wind development in the area.

DTE gets approval for new nuclear facility they have no plans to build

DTE Energy has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct a new nuclear facility on the site of the utility's existing Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Newport, Michigan-- but DTE currently has no plans to build it. 

Michigan governor has big plans for renewable energy

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder laid out plans to increase the state's renewable energy goals, which includes increasing energy from renewable sources to 30 to 40 percent by 2025.

Michigan legislators propose RPS for 2020

The new proposed standards include a plan to increase the RPS for the state-- requiring 20 percent renewable energy by 2022-- as well as increase standards for energy efficiency. 

Michigan expects 10 percent renewable energy by 2016

Michigan could have 10 percent of its energy come from renewable energy by the end of 2015, according to a new report by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). The report is based on the implementation of PA 295 and the cost effectiveness of the energy standards.

DTE moving MI solar ahead

Michigan is well on its way to meeting the state Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison (DTE), to obtain 10 percent of their power from renewables by 2015....

Energy laws, efficiency paying off for MI renewables

Michigan has experienced significant investment in renewable energy since the passage of Public Act 295 of 2008. Conservatively, over $1.79 billion has been invested to bring 895 MW of new renewable energy projects online in Michigan through 2012.