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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Clean Energy Manufacturing Facts

Energy is a trillion dollar industry.[i] Global investment in clean energy systems rose to $243 billion in 2010, up from $186.5 billion in 2009.[ii] The International Energy Agency estimates $46 trillion in new capital investment in clean energy infrastructure could occur over the next 40 years.[iii] Michigan has $10 billion in new clean energy investment…

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