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    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan. The deal with South Lyon-based Utopian Power will supply nearly 1 megawatt of clean energy to the parks and offices, the DNR said. READ MORE: SUV Of 84-Year-Old Missing Since May Found In Michigan River...
    ONEKAMA, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has reached an agreement to purchase electricity from a solar energy project planned for the site of a former golf course in northwestern Michigan. The Jackson-based utility announced the agreement for 30 megawatts from Heathlands Solar. The Michigan Public Service Commission must approve the deal. READ MORE: More Than Half Of Michigan Students Must...
                      by Bruce Walker  In letter a letter collectively addressed to the state’s electricity providers, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for increased credits for residents who have endured power outages this summer. “More than 750,000 Michiganders lost power over the last few weeks, with some outages lasting up to a week on some of the...
    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s top energy providers are making progress restoring power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by outages caused by severe thunderstorms, but some customers could remain without power through the weekend. As of 11 a.m. Friday, more than 400,000 customers across the state remained without power. About 250,000 of those outages...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Storms on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 have left many Michiganders without power and have Consumers Energy and DTE Energy crews working to restore power to over 800,000 customers. As of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 there are over 200,00 Consumers Energy customers affected and over 600,000 DTE Energy customers affected. READ MORE: M-14 Lane Closures, Schoolcraft...
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — More than 170,000 homes and businesses in western and northern parts of Michigan’s lower peninsula remained without power Wednesday morning after high winds from severe overnight thunderstorms damaged power lines. Wind gusts reached about 70 mph in some areas, including Dorr area south of Grand Rapids, toppling trees, limbs, and power lines. Winds of between...
    (CBS DETROIT) — This year marks the 25th anniversary of a partnership between the DTE Energy Foundation, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan. They will continue to help plant trees throughout several communities with their annual grant program. A total of $95,000 in 1-to-1 matching grants of up to $4,000 is available. Eligible organizations in...
                      by Scott McClallen  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state will increase state-owned facility renewable energy by 85% by 2025, up from the current 15%, but didn’t explain how. The governor announced the goal on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day. Whitmer cited a partnership between the state and energy...
    (CBS DETROIT) — Bedrock, Detroit’s largest real-estate developer, announced its partnership with DTE Energy to continue its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The agreement includes Bedrock acquiring approximately 22,000,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Michigan-made clean energy annually through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower voluntary renewable energy program. READ MORE: AG Nessel: No Charges Filed In Unlock Michigan Investigation “As the city’s largest real-estate...
    An Enbridge crew works on a stretch of pipeline in June 2019. Richard Tsong-Taatarii/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.As governor, Gretchen Whitmer vowed to provide clean and affordable drinking water for the Great Lakes state of Michigan. Last year, she...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group looking into ways to meet energy needs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to discuss its recommendations during an online public meeting. The U.P. Energy Task Force will hold its final meeting Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Its phase two draft recommendations will be reviewed and still...
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration released a plan Friday to make sure Michigan will have enough propane if a controversial pipeline is shut down. The strategy addresses a frequent objection to the Democratic governor’s demand that Enbridge Inc. decommission its Line 5, a leading carrier of natural gas liquids that are refined into propane to heat...
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration released a plan Friday to make sure Michigan will have enough propane if a controversial pipeline is shut down. The strategy addresses a frequent objection to the Democratic governor’s demand that Enbridge Inc. decommission its Line 5, a leading carrier of natural gas liquids that are refined into propane to heat...
    The Senate confirmed former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Thursday evening as President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Energy. The Senate voted 64-35 to confirm Granholm, with all Democrats and 14 Republicans voting for confirmation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was among the Republicans who voted to confirm Granholm alongside more moderate senators including Mitt Romney of...
    The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), President Joe Biden’s nominee, to serve as secretary of energy. Granholm’s confirmation, which came in a vote of 64-35 Thursday afternoon, makes her the second woman to lead the Department of Energy, following Hazel O’Leary, who served in former President Bill Clinton’s administration from 1993 to 1997. Several Republican senators...
    On Saturday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared an energy emergency because of propane delivery delays that jeopardized the heating source for many Michigan homes. The order allows tanker truck drivers to exceed their maximum daily driving limits until Feb. 28. “With a cold wave gripping the country, our top priority right now is ensuring that Michigan families and businesses have...
    (CBS Detroit) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency over the weekend to bring more energy to Michigan homes. The declaration eliminates weekly compliance limits for the transportation of propane and heating oil through February 28th. Governor Whitmer says Michigan has experienced an abnormally high demand for energy amid last week’s winter snowstorms. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc....
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Saturday declaring a Michigan state of energy emergency to ensure adequate propane distribution over the coming days. The order temporarily suspends restrictions on commercial driver hours to allow the immediate delivery of energy to homes and businesses, Whitmer's office said. It exempts motor carriers and drivers transporting propane and...
    JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Utility crews from Michigan will help their counterparts in North Carolina restore power to thousands of homes and businesses following a series of severe winter storms that swept across the nation's midsection and parts of the South. Nearly 50 Consumers Energy workers were scheduled leave Wednesday for Newton, North Carolina, the Jackson, Michigan-based utility said Wednesday....
            by Andrew Kerr  President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, divvied out millions in taxpayer funds during her two terms as Michigan governor to alternative energy companies that eventually went bankrupt. In one instance, Granholm’s administration provided a $9.1 million refundable tax credit to a renewable energy company registered to...
    President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, divvied out millions in taxpayer funds during her two terms as Michigan governor to alternative energy companies that eventually went bankrupt. In one instance, Granholm’s administration provided a $9.1 million refundable tax credit to a renewable energy company registered to the address of a single-wide trailer and run...
    JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — The Consumers Energy Foundation has announced more than $480,000 in grants to help Michigan nonprofits provide critical help to communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, the Jackson-based foundation that is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy has provided $5.4 million in direct response to the pandemic. Grants support those working on the front lines to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary. Granholm, 61, served as Michigan’s attorney general from 1999 to 2003 and two terms as Michigan’s first female governor, from 2003 to 2010. She was a supporter of Biden’s presidential bid and has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn...
    Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm appears as a guest on the Current TV cable channel talk show "The Stephanie Miller Show" in Beverly Hills, California August 1, 2012.Fred Prouser | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden's expected pick for Energy secretary has ties to several influential political donors, including companies from an industry she may have to regulate if she is confirmed...
    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm for secretary of the Department of the Energy, Politico first reported Tuesday. Granholm served two terms as Michigan’s governor and managed the state’s auto industry during the financial recession more than a decade ago, according to Politico. She also oversaw alternative energy initiatives as governor and, if...
    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to head the U.S. Department of Energy. For years, Granholm has been passionate about clean energy issues. The Democrat was reportedly considered a top contender for the post if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm speaks onstage last October during TechCrunch Disrupt...
    President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve as energy secretary, multiple people familiar with the decision tell CBS News.  Granholm served two terms as governor in the Wolverine State, after serving as Michigan's attorney general. She is a vocal advocate for clean energy, as Mr. Biden looks to transition the U.S. away from fossil...
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A UC Berkeley professor will be nominated by president-elect Joe Biden to one of the nation's highest positions and part of his cabinet.Sources say Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan governor and UC Berkeley alum and professor, will be nominated to lead the Department of Energy.RELATED: Biden picks California AG Xavier Becerra to be 1st Latino health secretary"She...
    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be secretary of energy in his administration, two people familiar with the decision said Tuesday.  Granholm, 61, was Michigan's first female governor, serving two terms in the battleground state from 2003 to 2011. She worked with Biden, who was vice president under former President Barack Obama, on...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF / CNN) — President-elect Joe Biden is poised to tap former Michigan Gov. and UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Granholm to lead the Department of Energy, two people familiar with the matter say, inviting a longtime adviser who played a critical role in his debate preparations over the years to join his Cabinet. Granholm, who is a distinguished adjunct...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Multiple news outlets are now reporting that President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm to head the Department of Energy. Granholm is a vocal proponent of zero-emissions vehicles and of pushing American industry into seizing a leading role in the development of such. The Granholm pick is seen as further evidence Biden intends to reform the Department...
    Photo credit: Aaron P. Bernstein, Getty Images Former two-term Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is reportedly President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to run the Secretary of Energy in his administration. According to Tuesday evening report by Politico, Granholm actively lobbied for the job. During the Obama transition in 2008, the then-governor Granholm was also considered a leading contender to take the Energy Secretary job, but...
    President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be his energy secretary, according to multiple reports. Granholm, a Democrat, currently teaches policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a senior research fellow at the California Institute for Energy and Environment. Biden’s top official at the Energy Department...
    President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be his Energy secretary, according to multiple reports. Granholm, a Democrat, currently teaches policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a senior research fellow at both the California Institute for Energy and Environment. Biden’s top official at the Energy...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nine organizations across Michigan have received a total of $54.5 million in grants to help residents in their communities with energy bills. Michigan’s Public Service Commission and the state Department of Health and Human Services said the grants were awarded through Michigan Energy Assistance Program funding. Among the organizations receiving funding is the Superior Watershed Partnership,...
    Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is reportedly one of three people on the Biden-Harris team's short list to serve in the new post of domestic climate adviser. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is said to be one of three people on President-elect Joe Biden’s short list for the newly created post of domestic climate adviser. According to Scott Waldman and Jean Chemnick...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium (MEWDC), a coalition of energy companies and educators, announced today it will launch an outreach initiative that aims to heighten awareness of good-paying, rewarding careers in the energy sector during Careers in Energy Week, October 19-23. In addition to increasing visibility of careers in energy, the MEWDC will also set out...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is announcing a new plan to protect public health and create clean energy jobs. Whitmer signed an executive order to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The initiative will push the state towards carbon neutrality by 2050. The order will be led by an advisory board with the department of environment, great lakes and...
              Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive orders on Wednesday aimed at making Michigan carbon-neutral by 2050. The first order creates an advisory council within the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) called the Council on Climate Solutions, which will be tasked with developing and implementing the MI Healthy Climate Plan....
    Michigan will aim to go fully carbon neutral by midcentury, becoming the eighth state to set such a climate goal, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, announced Wednesday. “There’s no time to waste when it comes to fighting climate change,” Whitmer said during remarks at a Climate Week virtual event hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance. Whitmer brought Michigan into the...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Consumers Energy announced that the first PowerMIDrive fast charging stations for electric vehicles are now operating in four Michigan communities, providing a powerful boost to drivers who are protecting the planet while traveling across the state. “Consumers Energy is excited to build the backbone of the state’s infrastructure for carbon-free vehicles,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president...
    Kevin Stitt, Oklahoma governor, announces he has tested positive for coronavirus Taco Bell teases a radical menu change that could involve slashing potatoes, Quesaritos, and some nachos from the menu U.S. Energy Secretary Expected to Announce EV Grant in Michigan (Bloomberg) -- Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is traveling to Michigan Thursday to tour a General Motors Co. facility and...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes after damage to key support piece. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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