DTE Energy Sells Ford Largest Renewable Energy Deal Ever

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:50:36 +0000

When you get your own home solar array, you know that some portion or maybe all of your daytime electricity use comes from the sun, making things a lot cleaner. Add some battery storage, and you can take all of your energy to being renewable. But, if you can’t do that, using the grid as […]

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Boosting Michigan’s Energy Future with Regional Transmission Upgrades

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 04:10:26 +0000

The regional entity overseeing much of the electric power grid in the Midwest — the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) — approved a set of major new transmission system upgrades that will bring billions of dollars in benefits to the region while better enabling states and utilities to pursue transitions to clean energy. See here for my […]

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MISO Lets Renewable Energy Genie Out Of Bottle With Biggest Ever Transmission Project

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 19:50:04 +0000

renewable energy MISO transmissionIn a brilliant case of epic timing, MISO announced a new transmission line plan for more renewable energy in the US midsection earlier this week, just two days before Senate Democrats reached an agreement on the new climate bill.

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New 1.1-GW GE-Powered Gas-Fired Plant Enters Service in Michigan

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 16:06:27 +0000

A new $1.1-billion natural gas-fired power plant, built by Kiewit and featuring equipment from General Electric (GE), has entered service in southwest Michigan. The Indeck Niles Energy Center in Niles, a community just north of South Bend, Indiana, will provide 1,100 MW of generation capacity. The plant is operated by Indeck Energy Services along with […]

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Report: Energy Jobs Grew Faster Than Overall U.S. Employment in 2021

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:05:54 +0000

solar panels coal jobsAnnual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) Shows Strength in Clean Energy Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week released the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), a comprehensive study designed to track and understand employment trends across the energy sector and within key energy technologies. The report covers […]

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Cadillac CELESTIQ Teaser Images Released, Production Site Chosen

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:35:15 +0000

Recently, General Motors announced that it has chosen a site for the production of the upcoming Cadillac CELESTIQ, the company’s planned flagship luxury sedan meant to compete with vehicles like the Tesla Model S. “As Cadillac’s future flagship sedan, CELESTIQ signifies a new, resurgent era for the brand,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors. […]

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Michigan Sheriff Stops Responding Because Gas Prices Are Too High

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:15:27 +0000

Here at CleanTechnica, we’ve been saying for YEARS that anyone running a fleet should seriously consider electric vehicles as a way to mitigate the impact of fluctuating gas prices. The lower maintenance costs, cheaper fuel, and just having generally steady prices for electricity all add up to a much better experience for drivers and lower […]

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Ford Delivers More Electric Vehicles With A Heaping Side Of Healthcare

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 15:15:32 +0000

electric vehicles Ford manufacturingSomething must be afoot when a leading US auto maker like Ford Motor Company highlights its healthcare benefits alongside the rollout of a new multi-state, multi-billion dollar manufacturing investment plan with a heavy focus on electric vehicles. Building and retaining a workforce of thousands in a hyper-competitive labor market is a good guess, and other […]

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Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Closes After 50 Years of Operation, Employees Leave with Pride

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:34:39 +0000

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After more than 50 years of operation, the Palisades nuclear power plant was taken offline for the final time on May 20. The station was scheduled to be permanently shut down on May 31, but plant operators “made the conservative decision to shut down the plant early due to the performance of a control rod […]

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