alternative energy

Teaser picture of 2016 Chevy Volt (GM Photo)

Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.

10/28/2014

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GM Using Landfill Gas To Power Fort Wayne Plant

“You absolutely can’t smell it,” says company spokeswoman Stephanie Jentgen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

A 1.6-megawatt wind turbine in Mason County's Lake Winds Energy Park. (Credit: Matt Roush/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Report: Mich. Set To Meet Renewable Energy Target

A report shows that Michigan’s energy providers are on track to meet their 2015 renewable energy mandate, but are capable of more.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

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Marysville Campus To Use Sun For Energy, Education

A $2.2 million project is underway at the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency campus in Marysville to create solar energy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2013

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More Utility Customers Get Credit For Excess Power

More wind and solar energy users in Michigan are getting billing credit for excess power they generate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2013

David Shonnard, Sustainable Futures Institute director at Michigan Tech, visits a jatropha plantation near Merida, Mexico with industry representatives. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Helps Develop Sustainable Bioenergy Across the Americas

Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society’s growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure that it is produced in a sustainable way, benefiting rather than harming the societies and environments producing it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2013

Report: Renewable Energy Heating Up In Michigan

A new report finds that most of Michigan’s electricity providers are on pace to generate 10 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2015.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2013

Gov. Snyder Delivers Special Message On Energy, Environment

Gov. Rick Snyder has released a new energy and environmental policy blueprint that calls for stepped-up production of natural gas in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2012

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Why It Matters: Michigan’s Ballot Proposals

Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2012

Energy Proposal Raises Debate Over Costs, Jobs

A proposal to require that Michigan utilities steadily boost their use of renewable energy sources over the next dozen years is stirring a whirlwind of competing claims about costs, jobs and spinoff issues that could leave voters dizzy with confusion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2012

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