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Displaying items by tag: Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

Sunday, 23 December 2018 17:03

Crystal Ball 2019 Energy Outlook: Michigan’s 2019 energy future still firmly rooted in 2016

It’s been two years since the Legislature passed sweeping energy reform bills, yet the laws remain front and center for those working behind the scenes on energy policy.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 09 December 2018 16:45

Bills aim to clear confusion over solar panel taxation

Business and clean energy advocates are aligned in support of state legislation that clarifies the tax-exempt status of small-scale renewable energy systems.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:28

Staying Charged: Advocates look to keep electric vehicle momentum going into 2019

Planning for a more electrified transportation future gained steam in Michigan this year with multiple spending plans totaling $85 million, as well as a series of in-depth policy discussions among a cross-section of stakeholders.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 28 October 2018 16:01

Corporate demand for renewable energy to drive new projects in Michigan

As Switch Ltd. planned a new data center in Gaines Township outside Grand Rapids three years ago, the company considered it critical that Consumers Energy could power the facility entirely with renewable energy.

Published in Energy
Saturday, 07 July 2018 13:08

Energy developers unclear of role as Consumers plans major shift toward solar

Consumers Energy plans a major shift to solar energy over the next two decades, but the extent to which the Jackson-based utility will rely on third-party developers eager to build projects in Michigan remains unclear. 

Published in Energy
Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:07

Utility-backed program to replace net metering faces opposition

Solar industry advocates are dismayed by a recent Michigan Public Service Commission decision that phases out net metering after June 1.

Published in Breaking News


Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:17

2018 energy outlook: Putting laws into action and eliminating barriers to clean energy

year ago, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a pair of comprehensive, bipartisan energy bills that expanded the state’s clean energy standards and charted a new course for how various utility programs are overseen by state regulators.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:48

Trade dispute causing uncertainty for national, statewide solar industry

The call for new tariffs on imported solar panels has the potential to upend the solar energy industry nationwide.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:35

Utility proposal would increase renewable energy access to large corporate customers

Jackson-based Consumers Energy says it hears loud and clear the message from a growing number of large Michigan businesses that want their electricity to come from renewable sources.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:23

After year of uncertainty, Michigan solar companies now share optimistic outlook

Executives in Michigan’s solar energy industry spent most of 2016 dealing with anxiety and uncertainty over proposed legislative changes most believed would have stifled growth in the state’s nascent sector.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:58

Energy efficiency, more renewables will be key amid ‘explosive’ growth of data centers

About 20 years ago, energy experts predicted a major challenge with producing the amount of electricity needed to accommodate the huge growth of the internet and storing companies’ data on energy-intensive servers.

Published in Other
Sunday, 19 March 2017 16:09

State regulators to sort out EV policy questions between utilities, private companies

Roughly a year ago, Jackson-based Consumers Energy became the first major utility in Michigan to propose a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:20

For business groups, outlook is grim on proposed energy reform

Even though a pair of sweeping energy reform bills advanced in the state Senate late last month, key business groups stood opposed to the plans. 

Published in Economic Development
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