DTE Energy will embrace renewable energy and abandon coal

Utility plans to abandon coal despite growing support for fossil-fuels Michigan’s largest utility, DTE Energy, is moving forward with its efforts to phase out its use of coal and will not be swayed by any potential changes to federal energy policy. DTE Energy intends to embrace renewable energy more aggressively in the coming years. Eventually, clean power will replace the company’s use of coal, allowing it to supply renewable electricity to its customers. The company has no plans to adjust this pursuit of renewable energy in light of the results…

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New 111 megawatt wind energy park opens in Michigan

Consumers Energy announces the completion of Cross Winds. The commercial operation of Cross Winds Energy Park, a 111 megawatt (MW) wind farm developed by Consumers Energy, a utility company based in Michigan, has commenced and the utility company says that with the completion of this wind energy farm, it now meets the state’s10 percent by 2015 renewable energy standard. Cross Winds is Consumers Energy’s second operating wind park. This second park has been set up in Tuscola County and has 62 GE wind turbines, which are located in the county’s…

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Wind energy has a bright future in Michigan

Michigan finds success in wind energy Wind energy is making strong progress in Michigan, according to a new report from Governor Rick Snyder’s office. The report highlights the state’s continued efforts to embrace renewable energy in order to find economic stability and reduce its impact on the environment. Wind energy has become a major focus for this ongoing initiative and is set to help the state further distance itself from fossil-fuels. The report is meant to help shed some light on the future of renewable energy in Michigan. State aims…

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