Category: Green Energy

Michigan Dems choose to support repeal of Emergency Mgr law but not renewable energy ballot proposal

Michigan Dems choose to support repeal of Emergency Mgr law but not renewable energy ballot proposal

Hmmm…

UPDATED: I was unaware that a “No” vote on the repeal of Public Act 4 means that the law will NOT go back into effect. “No” is the desirable vote. I have edited accordingly. My apology for the error.

In what will be a huge disappointment to many progressives across Michigan, Democrats chose not to support a key ballot initiative at their convention this weekend. They will not be supporting the initiative to require 25% of our energy to be from renewable sources by 2025 (Proposal 3) but will be supporting the repeal of Public Act 4.

Details after the jump.

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BREAKING: Mitt Romney reveals that energy costs are important to industry!

BREAKING: Mitt Romney reveals that energy costs are important to industry!

Mitt Romney, Master of the Universe Obvious

Mitt Romney believes that, between him and President Obama, only one of them knows one Very Important Fact:

Energy costs are important to businesses.

No, no. I’m serious.

[Proof after the jump.]

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Green jobs conference coming to Detroit – Guest post by former Congressman Mark Schauer

Green jobs conference coming to Detroit – Guest post by former Congressman Mark Schauer

Green jobs ARE good jobs


I have written before(HERE and HERE) about former Congressman Mark Schauer’s involvement with the BlueGreen Alliance and his role as the national co-chair for their Jobs21! initiative. Mark has graciously agreed to write a guest post about an upcoming conference in Detroit that will focus on building jobs and employment in the green energy sector.

Enjoy.

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Obama administration announces Great Lakes offshore wind consortium

Obama administration announces Great Lakes offshore wind consortium

This will blow your mind…err…wind turbine

In an effort to jump start a recently-announced $180 million initiative to spur the development of offshore wind energy projects, the Obama administration and the Department of Energy today announced the formation of 5-state, 15-agency consortium in the Great Lakes region to cut through red tape and shorten the licensing period for new offshore developments. (I have written about the various types of offshore wind turbines HERE.)

More after the jump…

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Obama tries to end Big Oil subsidies. Will the GOP let him?

Obama tries to end Big Oil subsidies. Will the GOP let him?

Subsidizing hugely profitable companies is a good idea why again? President Obama is leading the charge on ending taxpayer subsidies to the massively profitable oil companies. This week, the Senate voted in a procedural vote on Senate bill 2204, the Repeal Big Oil Subsidies Act, to do just that. The vote was a lopsided 92-4 but that’s not because Senate […]

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Michigan Energy & Environment for Obama Team kicks off in Ann Arbor

Michigan Energy & Environment for Obama Team kicks off in Ann Arbor

And they’re off! Last night the Michigan Energy & Environment for Obama Team kicked off its effort to reelect President Obama at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor. Environmental luminaries from around the state were in attendance in cluding Ken Berlin, the Director of the National Energy & Environment Team. Berlin told us that the team formed 18 months […]

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Wolvernine Power’s coal-fired power plant permit issued today

I have been following the plans by Wolverine Power to build a new coal-fired power plant in Rogers City, Michigan pretty closely. In May of last year, I blogged about the denial of their permit by the Granholm administration. Then, in April this year, I wrote about how the zombie power plant had risen from the dead. Today, the zombie […]

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GOP to UN-Green the Capitol?

Remember when Ronald Reagan pulled down the solar panels installed on the White House by Jimmy Carter under the guise of routine maintenance and cleaning and then never put them back up? Well a similar effort may be underway. When she took over as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi initiated the “Green the Capitol” initiative. Incoming Republicans are eyeing […]

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I’m dreaming of a GREEN Christmas

I’m dreaming of a GREEN Christmas

This is a reprint from last year that seemed timely. Enjoy! Mrs. E and I are putting up our Christmas tree and decorations today so I thought a blog entry on the “greening of Christmas” might be a fun idea. This blog entry will talk extensively about “Christmas” trees and decorations because the celebration of Christmas is one that most […]

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Fracking is SAFE! Just ask the “Energy Citizens”!

Fracking is SAFE! Just ask the “Energy Citizens”!

Last night, Rachel Maddow had actor Mark Ruffalo on last night to talk about fracking in New York and Pennsylvania. By now, you’ve surely seen the scene from “Gasland” where the guy lights his tap water on fire. This is due to fracking wells that pump chemicals and water into the bedrock shale to fracture it and release the natural […]

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Obama announces $2 BILLION in solar power investments

Oh, lordy, lordy. This is some very good news. From the President’s Weekly Address. [T]oday, I’m announcing that the Department of Energy is awarding nearly $2 billion in conditional commitments to two solar companies. The first is Abengoa Solar, a company that has agreed to build one of the largest solar plants in the world right here in the United […]

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