With at least nine coal plants in the state slated to shut down in the next 10 years, natural gas is the likely replacement as the primary source for generating energy in Michigan, experts say.
Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
Police in Dearborn say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent natural gas explosion at this home.
The report released Wednesday reviews and projects prices and the availability of energy across the state for the winter months.
DTE Gas, a subsidiary of Detroit-based DTE Energy Co., announced Tuesday that it is now providing pipeline-quality natural gas that was converted from landfill gas to its residential customers as part of its commitment to renewable energy.
The Michigan Public Service Commission last week issued the “Michigan Energy Appraisal: Summer 2013.” The appraisal, published since 1978, reviews the projected prices and availability of energy in Michigan over the coming months.
Consumers Energy has begun to purchase natural gas directly from a Michigan producer, BreitBurn Operating L.P.
Jackson-based Consumers Energy Friday announced plans to build a major new natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County. The company estimates it will invest about $750 million in the project.
Consumers Energy plans to invest about $750 million to build a 700 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, the utility announced Friday.
For the first time in its 125-year history, Consumers Energy is sending natural gas crews to assist with storm restoration work outside of Michigan, with about 25 employees leaving Tuesday to join more than 300 other utility employees and contractors already providing assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.