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Granholm: Michigan Can Lead in Green Economy

April 1, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Governor explains her clean-energy initiatives in video interview...

Granholm’s Energy Plan Ruffles Coal’s Fans

March 3, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Her big ‘green jobs’ program aims to cut utility bills, fossil fuel use...

Grand Vision: Grow Towns, not Subdivisions

February 19, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

Draft reflects wide preference for walkable towns, nearby work, open spaces...

Glenn Puit: Benzie Puts a Finger in the Wind

Blog Archive | January 27, 2009 | By Glenn Puit

As Michigan seeks to formulate a new economy that will increasingly rely on clean energy for power and jobs, Benzie County is developing a local wind-energy ordinance that some say could help lower electricity bills and create new employment in the county...

In Ohio, Rumblings About Pet Coke

December 22, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

As Rogers City plant faces final hearing, Buckeyes warn against dirtier fuel...

Pet Coke: The New Coal?

December 22, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Across America, utilities are embracing a dirtier, cheaper fuel...

Tanner: Time to Fire Administrator Clarke

December 4, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

New commissioner eager for solutions to Benzie’s planning, zoning problems...

A Conversation with Chuck Clarke

December 4, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Benzie County’s administrator answers his critics...

County Chair’s Coal Plant Vote: Conflicted Interest?

October 15, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Attorney says action voids a permit for Rogers City project...

Proposed Coal Plant Switches Fuels, Stirs Controversy

October 6, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

As hearings loom, Rogers City project gets state OK to burn cheaper, dirtier fuel...

A Planning Commission’s Pet Coke Debate

October 6, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

What did Presque Isle County’s commissioners know, and when?...

Benzie OKs Eliminating Its Planner

September 18, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Board vote heightens furor over competence, personality, and process...

Benzie’s Battle Over Dual Directors Reaches a Crossroad

September 11, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Budget committee’s push to eliminate planning director stirs intense controversy...

McKibben: To Spread the Word, Push a Number

September 10, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

350.org will put worldwide pressure on next climate summit...

Grand Survey: In-Town Growth Is Best

August 28, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Results to help shape ‘Vision Decision’ scorecard...

Different Shade of Green Stalls State Energy Reform

July 30, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Lawmakers gut efficiency, renewable power mandates and reduce customer choice...

House Green Energy Package Raises Questions

May 22, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Last minute changes, Senate doubts threaten jobs-boosting bill...

Grand Vision: Where Red and Blue Meet

May 2, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

Transportation session previews May’s five county workshops...

Pricey Lawsuits Hound Local Governments’ Growth Decisions

April 28, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

So far, Bear Creek owes $388K in legal costs for resisting sprawl...

Townships: Sprawl, Big Boxes May Be Best Bet for Jobs

March 3, 2008 | By Glenn Puit

But expert studies point in opposite direction...

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