While Michigan is one of fewer than 30 states with a self-imposed mandate for renewable energy generation, the state’s policy is among the least aggressive in that group.
Utilities are expected to soon meet the 2008 state law that requires them to derive 10 percent of their energy from alternative sources such as the sun or …Read More
Wolfgang Bauer, a distinguished professor at Michigan State University, views unused farmland in Michigan as untapped energy resources. He believes farmlands hold immense opportunity economic development.
Bauer studies the ways in which renewable energy from animal waste, energy crops like corn or switch grass, and even food waste can be transformed into biogas. He also has researched the …Read More
While solar and wind power have gotten the most attention in the drive to promote renewable electricity, many states are finding success with less glamorous renewable energy sources.
Nearly every state has begun to take the environmental impact of fossil fuels into account to some extent and many have made substantial strides in recent years.
The U.S. Department of Energy praised the work of Michigan-based utility and electricity provider DTE Energy in providing customers with the opportunity to invest in renewable electricity.
Consumers Energy, based in Jackson, Michigan, plans to buy back more renewable energy generated by customer-owned solar power systems through its Experimental Advanced Renewable Program, the Detroit News reports.