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Wyandotte’s utility ready to roar past Prop. 3’s renewables goal

Power to Change | September 20, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

If current negotiations work out, the Wyandotte Municipal Services utility soon will be getting a startling 30 percent of its power from renewable sources—five percentage points more and 13 years earlier than what Michigan utilities will have to achieve if Michigan voters approve Proposal 3 in November....

Op-Ed: Clean energy vital for lakes

Power to Change | September 18, 2012 | By Stanley "Skip" Pruss

On Nov. 6, voters will determine whether Michigan takes full advantage of a rare, golden opportunity to secure new investment, build new infrastructure, create jobs and enhance health and the environment for its citizens....

Will Voters Boost Michigan Jobs with More Michigan Energy?

Power to Change | September 12, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

They’ve confirmed the petition signatures and approved the ballot language. Now, it’s up to Michigan voters: Should the state boost its mild-mannered renewable energy standard and position itself to become one of the country’s, and the world’s, leading manufacturers of renewable energy technologies?...

Why we need the 25 x 25 renewable energy plan

Power to Change | September 4, 2012 | By Hans Voss

In November, Michigan voters can point toward a bright economic and environmental future by approving “25 x 25,” which requires that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025....

Analysis of Holland Energy Plan Favors Gas over Coal

Power to Change | August 31, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

The Holland Board of Public Works released its long-anticipated report comparing the economic, environmental, and social effects of a new coal-fired plant with those of a new natural gas-fired plant, and the news is not good for coal. Now the utility wants to hear what residents think, and some clean-energy advocates aren't happy with how the process is being handled. ...

Plugged In: The Great Wind Hoax

Power to Change | August 23, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Did you know that wind power is a big hoax? It's the latest rhetorical leap for the windbagger community as they try to drive those big ol’ turbines out of Michigan and into the sea—although, mind you, certainly not into the Great Lakes....

Trust, Teamwork Keys to Gratiot’s Windpower Success

Power to Change | August 14, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

As Michiganders prepare to vote on expanding the state’s renewable energy production, one community’s approach has led to continued strong support for their new wind farm, Michigan’s largest....

Rich Vander Veen’s Recipe for Windpower Success

Power to Change | August 14, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

If Michigan wind power has a godfather, it must be Rich Vander Veen. His company Wind Resource LLC and its 133 turbines are now spinning across four townships and 30,000 acres of farmland in northeast Gratiot County....

New Look for MLUI.org

MLUI News | August 8, 2012 | By James Russell

Things look at little different here at MLUI.org. We redesigned the site to improve how you, our loyal readers, access and follow our work. We know change is never easy, but we hope you find the new site a little easier on the eyes....

Holland OKs Energy Work Groups, but Not Full Plan

Power to Change | August 7, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Last month, the Holland City Council unanimously approved forming six "working groups" to begin implementing several parts of the Community Energy Plan. But most council members again declined to endorse the entire plan....

Peter Garforth: The Full Video

Efficiency First | July 3, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Watch Peter Garforth's message that Traverse City could become a national leader in conserving energy and creating jobs. ...

MLUI Releases Energy Efficiency Report

Efficiency First | June 15, 2012 | By Brian Beauchamp

MLUI's new report shows that a comprehensive energy efficiency program in Traverse City will produce nearly 100 jobs and return millions of dollars annually into the local economy....

Saving Energy & Creating Jobs

Efficiency First | June 15, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

The Traverse City community could see spectacular growth in jobs and economic development for at least three decades and cut its overall energy costs between 50 and 70 percent by adopting an aggressive, countywide energy efficiency program. ...

Court Snubs Wind Foe's Claims, Sparking Push to Revise Zoning

April 10, 2012 | By Andrew Willens

Leelanau case nicks Richard James, Emmet’s anti-turbine consultant...

Snyder Lauds 'TC Saves' Success

March 8, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Locals say efficiency program’s public investments make good business sense ...

Entrepreneurs Flock to Consumers' Solar Lottery

February 29, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

A winner eyes profit, helping country by expanding long-ago school project...

As Coal Plant Teeters, Groups Mount Legal Attack

February 13, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Case cites issues already pushing Wolverine to drop Rogers City project...

BetterBuildings Michigan: Selling Efficiency, Door-to-Door

January 26, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Templeton leads innovative, ‘learn by doing’ pilot program...

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