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Cherryland Candidates Question Proposed Coal Plant

May 17, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Campaigns push for more cost, rate, and ‘development’ fund data...

Learn the Business of Community Wind

Blog Archive | May 13, 2010 | By Tom Karas

My understanding of how best to grow renewable energy in Michigan-and across the country-keeps me climbing up some pretty steep learning curves....

Green Power for Sale!

May 5, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Without feed-in tariffs, a Michigan entrepreneur can’t find a buyer...

Decoupling for Fun and Profit

Blog Archive | May 3, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

The cheapest way for Traverse City Light & Power to meet much of its customers’ future demands for electricity is, as I wrote last time, to flat-out buy them things that significantly reduce their demand for electricity....

Video, New Candidates Enliven Cherryland Board Race

April 29, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

One questions coal, another opposes it and demands better accounting...

TCL&P and the Three-Dollar Car

Blog Archive | April 15, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

The most crucial thing Traverse City Light & Power folks asked us about our new special report, 20-20 by 2020: A Clear Vision for Clean-Energy Prosperity, was its call for helping customers cut their energy consumption by 20 percent in just 10 years....

Wes Jackson: 'Let's Save the Stuff We're Made Of'

April 12, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Researcher wants to protect soil by developing new, perennial grains...

TCL&P and the Invasion of the Negawatts

Blog Archive | April 8, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

As they thumbed through their copies of our hot-off-the-press report, 20-20 by 2020: A Clear Vision for Clean-Energy Prosperity, board members asked us all sorts of things....

Good-bye to Big Yellow Buses?

April 7, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Budget woes turn some schools toward local public transit systems...

A Closer Look at Our 20-20 Vision

Blog Archive | April 2, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

But we call for much stronger energy efficiency efforts, more wind power, inclusion of solar power, and promotion of local energy entrepreneurship, particularly among our region’s schools, community investment groups, and private concerns.

MLUI to TCL&P: More Efficiency, More Renewables

March 31, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

Report ties biomass plan to less energy use, plus solar and wind dollars to schools...

Stewart Udall, an American Statesman, Passes

March 23, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

Led unprecedented expansion of national parks and reserves...

A Call to Action for Sen. Stabenow

March 20, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Farm-to-school advocates ask her to sponsor innovative legislation...

For Biomass, Get It in Writing

Blog Archive | March 16, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

The debate over a proposed biomass facility in Traverse City has caused a great deal of concern among many Traverse City-area environmentalists, and rightfully so....

Going Local’s Good for Utilities, Too

Blog Archive | March 16, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

There’s been a lot of controversy recently in Traverse City about whether the local electric utility, Traverse City Light & Power, should build a wood-burning biomass plant as part of its plan to make 30 percent of its electricity using renewable sources....

A U.P. Sulfide Mining Rush?

Blog Archive | March 2, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Sadly, I’m blogging about this because the glorious Menominee River, like the Salmon Trout River near Big Bay, is now under attack....

Groups Renew Push to Stop Bay City Coal Plant

February 26, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Consumers board targeted over financial risks, higher rates, and toxic ash...

Save Energy, Save Tax Dollars

February 12, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

Efficiency pioneer to lead forums for Grand Traverse residents, governments...

Roger City’s Coal Ash Dump Hearing

Blog Archive | February 9, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Last month’s state hearing for a coal ash landfill that would house millions of tons of toxic coal ash near Lake Huron attracted more than 100 people to the Rogers City High School gymnasium....

Coal Dump Karst: 'Active' or 'Inactive'?

February 9, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Some say cracked limestone could funnel ash leachate to Lake Huron...

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