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Displaying items tagged: Consumers Energy

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, 14 May 2017 13:26

Port project at former Muskegon coal plant aims to tap into region’s ag industry

MUSKEGON — As a result of the challenging economics of maintaining decades-old coal plants, communities nationwide have wrestled with how to replace lost tax revenue and repurpose large industrial brownfield sites when those facilities close.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:05

California firm buys, plans to reopen Fremont bioenergy facility

FREMONT — After closing abruptly two years ago, a state-of-the-art biodigester facility in Newaygo County is getting a second life from one of the nation’s leading clean energy investors.

Published in Breaking News

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, 05 February 2017 16:29

Future of Palisades nuclear plant in the hands of state regulators

Jackson-based Consumers Energy remains in discussions with the Michigan Public Service Commission over its plan to end an agreement to buy electricity from the Palisades nuclear plant in Van Buren County.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:37

Palisades Power Plant in SW Michigan to close in 2018

Entergy Corp. announced this morning that it will close the Palisades Power Plant in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:40

Energy bills head to lame-duck showdown; House Republicans, biz groups split

LANSING — Sweeping energy policy reform that has taken nearly two years to move through the state Legislature could face a contentious debate during the remaining days of the post-election lame duck session.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 18 September 2016 13:13

Charged debate? Firms raise concerns over Consumers Energy’s EV charging network plan

As Jackson-based Consumers Energy looks to build a statewide electric vehicle charging network, other companies in the sector have raised concerns about maintaining competition in the marketplace, both for vendors and drivers.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:28

The Trump Effect? Tight West Michigan House races may swing against business-backed candidates

At least two Republican-controlled state House seats in West Michigan are expected to be competitive in the Nov. 8 election as Democrats set lofty goals to retake a majority in the lower chamber.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:43

Q&A: Erin Kuhn Executive Director, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

Marketing and rebranding the Port of Muskegon — the only natural deepwater commercial port on West Michigan’s coast — continues to be a priority for public and private stakeholders across the region. The goal: Creating a regional logistics hub offering a variety of transportation options to better move goods. Much of the work is overseen by Muskegon-based West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC), a four-county planning and development agency. Last month, the group hosted Port Day to showcase their efforts to the business community. MiBiz spoke with WMSRDC’s Executive Director Erin Kuhn to discuss the group’s efforts. 

Published in Q&A

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
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:13

DTE to spend billions on natural gas infrastructure amid transition from coal

Detroit-based DTE Energy is in the middle of a five-year, $2.5 billion gas and electric infrastructure upgrade that will have the utility investing millions into projects in West Michigan. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:24

Michigan utility looks to meet renewable energy needs of large customers

JACKSON — Michigan’s second-largest electric utility says it is developing a program to meet the needs of large energy users who want more of their electricity to come from renewable sources

Published in Economic Development

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