Fight may take air out of mandate for sun, wind power

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/environment/2015/07/26/fight-may-take-air-mandate-sun-wind-power/30719769/ Gary Heinlein and Jim Lynch, The Detroit News11:31 p.m. EDT July 26, 2015 Lansing — The most tumultuous issue in Gov. Rick Snyder’s bid to reshape Michigan’s energy policy is the battle over whether to require power companies to generate a certain quota of electricity through renewable sources. While environmentalists push for the expansion…

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.…

2015 Michigan CHP Conference – Audio and Presentations

2015 Michigan CHP Conference Thursday, April 30, 2015 Radisson Dowtown Lansing Welcome remarks – Dan Scripps, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council  – Why CHP in Michigan? –  Jim Leidel, Oakland University Leidel PPT – Policy Panel Discussion:   Panelists included: Tim Lundgren, Varnum LLP Jessica Frohman Lubetsky, Pew Charitable Trusts Melanie McCoy, Sebewaing Light &…

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…