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Consumers Adds More Renewables To Portfolio, Sets MSU Session On Digesters, Residential Solar Projects

The Jackson utility Consumers Energy Wednesday announced a new renewable energy program to buy electricity produced by anaerobic digesters. The utility will provide more information on the digesters as well as residential solar projects in an information April 8 in Lansing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2014

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Consumers Energy, Green Building Council Sponsor Energy Contests

Consumers Energy is encouraging businesses from the Indiana line to the Upper Peninsula to save energy by sponsoring the West Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a friendly competition that will run through the rest of this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

The Roush CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-650 cab and chassis. Roush CleanTech photo.

Matt’s Favorites: Dow Makes Sochi Olympics Carbon Neutral, Challenge Detroit Is Back, Energy-Saving Webpage, And Much More

So here we are at another midweek — and another snowstorm. Trust me, when you’re sweating through a power outage on one of those August nights when it barely dips below 80 degrees and it’s 1,000 percent humidity, you will miss this. Maybe. Well, probably not. But anyway, here’s a bunch of tech news to distract you from the shivering…

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2014

NASA says this massive star is about to go kaboom in a massive supernova. Good thing it's a safe 20,000 light years from Earth.

Matt’s Favorites: Consumers Payment Scam, DTE Solar, Doomed Star, And Much More

So how’s everybody’s midweek coming along? Mine has been all about auto tech so far — see the nerd’s-eye view of the North American International Auto Show below. And also, enjoy these fine tech tidbits! […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2014

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Consumers Energy Picks 31 Solar Power Projects

Consumers Energy has selected 31 solar-powered projects offered by businesses, homeowners and nonprofit groups across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to supply renewable energy to customers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2013

CMS Energy-Consumers Energy headquarters in Jackson.

Consumers Energy Provides Free Efficiency Gear To 180 Civic Groups In 2013

Veterans organizations, homeless shelters, food banks and other nonprofit groups throughout Michigan are benefitting from an initiative by Consumers Energy to replace lighting, thermostats and more with money-saving, energy-efficient products.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

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Tornado Watch Posted For Many Michigan Counties

There are no immediate reports of injuries, but Consumers Energy reported thousands of power outages, especially east of U.S. 131 between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2013

CMS Energy-Consumers Energy headquarters in Jackson.

Learn How to Produce Renewable Energy for Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is sponsoring a forum to provide information to anyone interested in a new program to sell electricity produced by anaerobic digesters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2013

Officials gather next to a diesel-powered trenching machine that Consumers Energy donated to Ferris State University. Consumers Energy donated more than $10,000 worth of machinery and technology to Ferris State's heavy equipment program. Consumers Energy photo.

Consumers Energy Donates Over $10K In Equipment, Tech To Ferris State U

Consumers Energy is strengthening its ties to Ferris State University with the donation of more than $10,000 worth of machinery and technology to its heavy equipment program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2013

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Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference Shines A Light On New Industry

Michigan’s advanced lighting industry will be displayed at full brightness on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference, to be held at the Electrical Industry Training Center in Warren.

The conference features two tracks with topics and speakers tailored to a wide range of industry professionals — track 1 for customers and contractors, track 2 for manufacturers. Topics covered include the companies moving Michigan’s lighting industry forward, innovative project case studies, optimizing return on investment with sensors and controls, and “what’s next” in research and development.

Keynotes will be delivered by John W. Curran, president of LED Transformations LLC, a Stanton, N.J. advanced lighting consultant, and Eric Haugaard, director of product technology at Cree Inc., a manufacturer of light-emitting diode materials and devices, headquartered in Durham, N.C.

Attendees will also have access to an “Advanced Lighting Showcase” featuring products and services, many from Michigan-based companies.

The day’s agenda includes many valuable opportunities for participants to network, including breakfast, lunch and an afterglow reception.

Facility owners and managers can discover the innovative products, tangible resources and proof of ROI they need to enhance both their buildings and their bottom line. Contractors and other industry participants will discover how to leverage the latest advanced technology to grow their businesses.

Conference participants include architects, engineers, lighting manufacturers, building managers, owners, and developers, and other industry professionals. Attendees have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits toward certifications offered through American Institute of Architects (AIA), Building Owners and Managers Institute International (BOMI) and US Green Building Council (USGBC). The cost to attend is $75.

NextEnergy is serving as the event organizer, with the support of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and partnering organizations, the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Michigan Solid-State Lighting Association, the Green Team Coalition, the Electrical Industry Training Center, and the Michigan Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program.

Event sponsors include DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58 and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeast Michigan. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at costs ranging from $250 to $15,000.For more information on sponsorships, please contact Diana L. Nash, LEED AP, at (248) 763-2275 or diananash@greenteamcoalition.com.

“The influence of information technology, energy codes and standards, and advances in lighting efficiency and flexibility are driving significant changes within the lighting industry,” said Thomas Bowes, assistant director, Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center. “This is an exciting time for the industry with a degree of innovation not seen since the days of Thomas Edison and his development of the incandescent light.”

For more information about the conference visit http://www.nextenergy.org

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013

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