Pruss Op-Ed in The Detroit News: Clean Power Plan a wake-up call for Michigan

Important insights on the #CleanPowerPlan from Skip Pruss of 5 Lakes Energy in latest Op-Ed in The Detroit News, available here: Energy policy has never been more important than is today. Earlier this month the Obama administration released its Clean Power Plan setting new national carbon emission goals for 47 states, including Michigan, requiring an overall…

Reducing Energy Waste is Least-Cost Option for Implementing Federal Clean Power Plan

Analysis using new Michigan model highlights important role for renewables, cogeneration, natural gas in meeting state targets   [Lansing and Washington, D.C.] – Reducing energy waste, using more renewable energy sources like solar and wind, cogeneration fueled by natural gas and, depending on long-term price projections, an appropriate amount of natural gas-fired combined cycle generation…

Going Green to Save Green

CARLETON — High up in the greenhouse, shade cloths that partially screen the sun are incorporated into the roofing panels and are so effective at retaining thermal heat that in the winter the growers can turn off the heating system. On the floor, all the water that makes its way there is channeled and recycled.…

Green & Grow Your Congregation – Friday, Oct 9th

On Friday October 9, 2015, Michigan IPL will hold its 10th Annual Sustainability Conference at Peoples Church in East Lansing. This year’s theme is: Green & Grow Your Congregation. The goal of this conference is to provide attendees with actionable information about how sustainability (onsite energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.) can enable growth in congregations.…

The POWER Act Supporting CHP Introduced in Congress

Today, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and  Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Tom Reed (R-23rd NY) and Earl Blumenauer (D-3rd OR) introduced the Senate and House versions of The Power Resiliency and Efficiency (POWER) Act, which would improve the federal tax incentive for industrial energy efficiency applications, such as combined heat & power (CHP). Summary of the POWER…