Delta County, Michigan, Saves with Airport, Courthouse Efficiency Projects

Delta County, Michigan, Saves with Airport, Courthouse Efficiency Projects

Delta County, MI, will benefit from energy efficiency programs at the county courthouse and airport, according to the Daily Press. The story says that Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman indicated that courthouse improvements will save an annual average of $25,604 in utilities, $42,253 in operational savings … Read more…

Niles, Michigan, Floats Proposal for Higher Electric Rates

Electric rates soon will increase for residents and businesses in Niles Township Michigan – a municipality with a population of 14,000 – but the debate is just starting as to which class of electric customers should be charged the least, according to a December 28 report by the South Bend Tribune.

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Michigan Efficiency Project Enters Final Stretch

The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) has entered the final six months of a two-year initiative to make the county more energy efficient, according to TV6 in northern Michigan. The project is being sponsored by New Power Tour, which was formed in 2014 to help upper Michigan … Read more…

State of Michigan and MISO Propose Retail Capacity Charge

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) announced on September 19 that discussions between the state and the regional transmission organization (RTO), Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), have produced a plan will keep energy rates as low as possible, even as it provides regulatory assurance that monies will be spent to secure needed electric capacity.

Dicastal in Line for Big Incentives from Consumers Energy

Dicastal in Line for Big Incentives from Consumers Energy

Dicastal North America, an aluminum wheel manufacturer that is a division of Chinese manufacturer Dicastal, could receive as much as $170,000 in incentives from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency programs at its plant in Greenville, MI, according to the press release, which was posted at … Read more…

Energy a Bone of Contention in Michigan Animal Control Building Plan

Energy a Bone of Contention in Michigan Animal Control Building Plan

The Oakland County, MI, Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee has approved a plan to issue almost $15 million in bonds to build a 30,000 square-foot animal control facility in Pontiac. Energy considerations are central in the deliberations. One commissioner “pleaded,” according to the story in The … Read more…

US Solar Patents Outpace Fuel Cells for First Time

US Solar Patents Outpace Fuel Cells for First Time

The second quarter of 2013 saw US solar patents outnumber fuel cell patents for the first time, according to research by Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti. The number of solar patents jumped 29 to 246 relative to the first quarter and were up 35 compared to … Read more…

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