renewable energy

How Southeast Michigan Can Lead Obama’s Clean Energy Economy

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In June, President Obama announced his new national Climate Action Plan, which calls on America to lead international efforts to combat a changing climate. In his December 2012 Energy and Environment Address, Governor Snyder spoke about the importance of “energy reliability” and why it’s important that our state has the ability to produce its own Read more…

A New Standard for Renewable Energy

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The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office has endorsed a statewide proposal to strengthen Michigan’s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025. The proposal, now officially designated as Proposal 3, will appear on the statewide ballot on November 6, 2012. What is the Renewable Energy Standard? Michigan’s current renewable energy standard, signed into law in 2008, requires Read more…

PACE! What is it good for?

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A lot actually. PACE (or the artist formerly known as Property Assessed Clean Energy) was passed by the Michigan legislature in 2010, and it could be a game changer for our state. For those of who have not heard about PACE,  Let me tell you a little story about how PACE works. Bob the building Read more…

Southgate installs solar panels and efficient lighting (with video)

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The City of Southgate has been taking some bold steps to reach its goal of reducing the City’s energy use by 25% by the year 2015. They found two cost-effective, long-term solutions to their energy needs. Efficient lighting upgrades First, the city reduced its total energy use by replacing their light bulbs with more efficient Read more…