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…

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 &…