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Report: Utilities Should Offer Opt-Out On Smart Meters

Electronic devices that track electricity consumption without a meter reader going door to door are reliable and safe, but consumers should be allowed to opt out, according to a report written for Michigan utility regulators.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2012

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Debate Over Renewable Energy Ballot Issue Heats Up

The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

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GM Looks To The Sun

General Motors starts work on a solar power generating station at its Orion Township Plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2012

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Basic Tips For An Eco-Friendly Home

There are many things you can do to help the environment without having to transform your home, or even spend too much money. In fact, you might end up saving hundreds of dollars per year in the process.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2012

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Michigan State University To Convert Waste To Energy

Michigan State University trustees Friday authorized construction of a $5 million device that will convert farm and dining hall waste to energy for campus buildings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2012

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High School Students Showcase Sustainable Ideas At GVSU Event

West Michigan high school students will display projects and ideas about energy and sustainability at Grand Valley State University’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Energy Fair Friday, Feb. 24.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2012

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Motorsports Firm Adopts Dominican School

Teamtech Motorsports Safety Inc. of Kochville Township says it’s empowering a school in the Dominican Republic with green energy and education resources.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2012

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Group Wants Requirement For More Renewable Energy

A group wants Michigan voters to amend the state’s constitution to require more electricity come from renewable sources by 2025.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

A worker walks amid a field of solar panels atop the Ikea home furnishings store in Centennial, Colorado. A similar installation is now atop Ikea's Canton Township store. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

IKEA To Install Solar Panels At Canton Store

IKEA announced plans to install solar energy panels on five of its United States furniture store locations – including the store in Canton.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

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New Year Flips Switch On Light Bulbs In U.S.

This weekend we’ll begin the switch to a more efficient light bulb in the U.S.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2011

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