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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....

Granholm: Stimulus Helping Michigan Housing Crisis

Blog Archive | May 7, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

When I caught up with Governor Jennifer Granholm at last week’s 12th Annual Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing, in Lansing, she was determined to tell me just how strong an ally Michigan has in President Barack Obama, particularly when it comes to ...

Green Power for Sale!

May 5, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

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

McCain, Roberts, and Chambliss: Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong

Blog Archive | May 3, 2010 | By Diane Conners

I just spent five days in Phoenix, Ariz., with 650 farmers, researchers, health professionals, young people, and community advocates from across the country who are working on new markets for farms, economic development for communities, and healthy diets ...

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...

Detroit Farm to School Conference Set For May

Blog Archive | April 23, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Michigan is set to hear from some of the leading innovators of farm to school programs in the country during the Taking Root: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Detroit in May. And that’s not all....

Food Safety Legislation to U.S. Senate for Vote

Blog Archive | April 21, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Calling everyone interested in local foods! Please direct your attention to Washington D.C. this week and next....

Who Dat Says New Orleans Ain’t A Great City?

Blog Archive | April 20, 2010 | By Jim Lively

I’ve attended several American Planning Association national conferences in great American cities, and I’ve always been inspired with new ideas and tools that planners are putting into practice....

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....

Summit Sprouts Fresh Food and Farm Ideas

Blog Archive | April 13, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Talk about entrepreneurial spirit! Northwest Michigan’s great creativity and resourcefulness around healthy food and profitable farming shone brightly last Friday at the second annual Farm Route to Prosperity summit....

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...

Farming’s Future: Back to Year Zero?

Blog Archive | April 2, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Wes Jackson says his lifelong research convinces him that modern agriculture must look far into the past if it is to have a sustainable future....

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.

Benzie Bus, Economic Bright Spot

Blog Archive | March 31, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

Anyone looking for a bright economic spot to celebrate in our sorely tried region of the state should have attended last week’s groundbreaking for the new Benzie Bus headquarters....

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...

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