Natural Gas Set To Play Major Role In Michigan's Energy MixWith 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.
Tire-Burning Power Plants Prompt ConcernsPower plants in several Michigan cities are burning millions of tires each year to make electricity. Some who live near the plants, however, have challenged them because of pollution concerns.
Energy Proposal Raises Debate Over Costs, JobsA 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.
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.
Temperatures Rise: Can The Power Grid Take The Heat?With a Heat Advisory in effect in southeast Michigan, it's safe to say that many people will be seeking out ways to beat the heat – including cranking up their air conditioners.
Power Outages Dot Across Local CommunitiesDTE Energy says a problem with the power lines is causing an outage to thousands of customers Thursday morning.
NRC: Fermi 3 Plant Poses No Environmental ThreatThe NRC's staff has released a report for public comment on its analysis of plans for the Fermi 3 plant. The complex is near Monroe and Lake Erie.
Thousands Without Power After High Wind GustsDTE is working to restore power to approximately 11,000 customers Sunday evening. Fifty-two thousand customers were without power at one point over the weekend. A DTE outage map showed some restoration efforts would continue until Tuesday.
Honda Recalling 962,000 VehiclesAutomaker will recall 936,000 units of the Fit subcompact, CR-V crossover and Fit Aria in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.
Thousands Still Without Power Following StormsAbout 11,000 DTE Energy customers are still without power, down from 125,000, following stormy weather that hit southeastern Michigan Saturday evening.
T-storms Rumble Across SE Michigan, Auto Plant Loses PowerLightning from the storm hit a transformer that knocked out power to Chrysler's Warren Truck plant on Mound Road.
Thousands Statewide Without Power Because Of StormMore than 80-thousand homes and businesses were without power in Southern Michigan because of the snow and ice storm that pounded the state.