A Michigan Energy Policy

Those of you who are Jon Stewart watchers probably remember his recap of the past presidents’ commitments to develop an energy policy in the US.  But seriously, if not now, when? We are seeing renewed discussion in the Senate on ethanol subsidies, the debate on offshore oil drilling is a constant background drum, the fraking needed…

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Jolt the Volt

The boys and I took the Volt to the Thumb this week for my Grandma’s 84th birthday party.  It was a blast (more here at my Mom’s blog).  It was hot (thanks, Michigan, for the almost 50 degree weather swing this week) and the wind was blowing in Pigeon. I charged the car at my…

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My Transformer

My boys are convinced my Volt is a Transformer for many reasons, but the primary one is that their Bumblebee toy has a Chevy shield on the front, just like the Volt.  It’s very entertaining! I am having a blast with the Mountain mode trick.  It really does seem to have a good impact on…

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DTE Energy to install $3 million solar project at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly

General Motors Co. is looking to make the “birthplace of the Chevrolet Volt” one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the world. At a ceremonial groundbreaking today, GM and DTE Energy announced a six-acre, $3 million solar array will be installed at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, which is where the automaker’s Volt is produced. “We believe we’re making the…

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Secretary Chu Announces New Funding and Partnership with Google to Promote Electric Vehicles

April 19, 2011 As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced new steps underway at the Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles. This includes the availability of $5 million in new funding for community-based efforts to…

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Skip Pruss Featured in the Green Leaders Section of the Freep

Clean energy race falls to states, private sector as Congress puts up roadblocks BY KATHERINE YUNG DETROIT FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER Apr 17, 2011| The race to build a cleanenergy economy in the U.S. has run into roadblocks on Capitol Hill, leaving states and the private sector with little federal support as they try to transform this vision into reality.  To the dismay…

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