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Newsletter: Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Advanced Energy Projects

This wind newsletter was originally published on May 25, 2018. Member Highlight: Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Advanced Energy Projects Michigan EIBC member company Siemens Gamesa, a wind turbine manufactu

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Newsletter: EIBC Applauds Utility Advanced Energy Commitments; Second Hearing on Energy Freedom Package

This newsletter was originally published on May 23, 2018.  Michigan EIBC Applauds DTE and Consumers for New Advanced Energy Commitments On Friday, May 18, Michigan’s two largest utilities – DTE Energ

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Newsletter: Michigan EIBC Testifies on Energy Freedom Bill Package; Panel Shines Light on Residential Solar at Solar 101 Event

This solar newsletter was originally published on May 18, 2018. Michigan EIBC Testifies on Energy Freedom Bill Package On May 1, State Representatives Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Ar

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Michigan EIBC Applauds DTE and Consumers For New Advanced Energy Commitments

On Friday, May 18, Michigan's two largest utilities - DTE Energy and Consumers Energy - announced new advanced energy commitments. The utilities will both commit to 25% renewable energy and 25% energy efficienc

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Newsletter: EIBC Testifies on Energy Freedom Package, Submits Distribution System Planning Comments

This newsletter was originally published on May 16, 2018. Michigan EIBC Testifies on Energy Freedom Bill Package On Tuesday May 15, the House Energy Committee held a hearing on the Energy Freedom bill package

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Newsletter: Annual Member Meeting Highlights Excitement Around Storage

This storage newsletter was originally published on May 11, 2018. Annual Member Meeting Highlights Excitement Around Storage On April 30, Michigan EIBC hosted its 6th Annual Member Meeting at the Radisson Ho

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Newsletter: EIBC is Busy with Lobby Day, Bill Signing; Remembering Patty Birkholz

This newsletter was published on May 9, 2018. EIBC Members Met with Over 20 Legislators on Lobby Day On May 1, Michigan EIBC member companies spread out across the Capitol to discuss advanced energy issues

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Newsletter: Over 200 at Michigan EIBC Annual Member Meeting; Legislative Action on Solar Tax Bills and NEM Discussion

This newsletter was originally published on May 5, 2018. Over 200 Attend Annual Member Meeting for Talks on Siting, Grid Modernization, Storage, and More On April 30, Michigan EIBC hosted its 6thAnnual Membe

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EIBC Members Met with Over 20 Legislators on Lobby Day

On May 1, Michigan EIBC member companies spread out across the Capitol to discuss advanced energy issues with Michigan’s legislature. Ten Michigan EIBC member companies sent eighteen people who gathered at Dy

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Business Leaders talk Siting, Storage, Grids, and More at Michigan EIBC’s 6th Annual Member Meeting

On Monday, April 30, 2018, Michigan EIBC held its 6th Annual Member Meeting at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. This full-day conference provided over 200 attendees with an opportunity to network,

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Newsletter: PURPA Heating Up Discussions In Michigan

This newsletter was originally published on April 25, 2018. PURPA Heating Up Discussions In Michigan  Michigan’s energy landscape is being shaped by a 1978 federal statute that at it’s core seeks to inje

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Experts Testify Before House Energy Committee on Electric Vehicles

LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) and Clean Fuels Michigan today testified before the House Energy Policy Committee detailing ongoing efforts to advance alternative fue

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Newsletter: MPSC Adopts Inflow/Outflow DG Tariff

This solar newsletter was originally published on April 20, 2018. MPSC Adopts Inflow/Outflow DG Tariff On Wednesday, the Michigan Public Service Commission adopted a DG tariff that will eventually replace net

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Newsletter: Exclusive look at 6th Annual Member Meeting

This newsletter was originally published on April 18, 2018. Annual Member Meeting Just Over a Week Away Matt McGovern, co-founder and CEO of Michigan EIBC member company Cypress Creek Renewables, will join

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Newsletter: Invenergy to Provide 100% of Grupo Bimbo’s U.S. Energy

This wind newsletter was originally published on April 13, 2018. Member Highlight: Invenergy to Provide 100% of Grupo Bimbo’s U.S. Energy Grupo Bimbo, the largest bakery in the world, signed a virtual po

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Newsletter: Cypress Creek CEO Matt McGovern to Headline Annual Member Meeting!

This newsletter was originally published on April 11, 2018. Cypress Creek Renewables CEO Matt McGovern will Headline 6th Annual Member Meeting Michigan EIBC is pleased to announce that Matt McGovern, co-fou

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Newsletter: The American Center for Mobility’s AV Track is Now Open, Michigan needs to Prepare for Advanced Mobility

This mobility newsletter was originally published on April 6, 2018. The American Center for Mobility’s AV Track is Now Open On April 4, the American Center for Mobility (ACM) opened its autonomous vehicle

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Newsletter: Annual Member Meeting is this month!

This newsletter was originally published on April 4, 2018. Annual Member Meeting is This Month Michigan EIBC’s 6th Annual Member Meeting is April 30 at the Radisson in Lansing. The event will cover topics

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Newsletter: Sunrun Adds Storage Services

This storage newsletter was originally published on March 30, 2018. Member Highlight: Sunrun Adds Storage Services Residential solar installer Sunrun, a Michigan EIBC member company, has announced plans to

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Newsletter: Webinars Educate Farmers About Solar Leases, Lansing BWL Moves Forward with Plans for Natural Gas Plant

This newsletter was originally published on March 28, 2018. MEO, Farm Bureau and MSU Extension will Host Final Webinars for Farmers Considering Solar Leases As solar energy developers reach out to farm own

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Newsletter: 2nd EV Convening Builds Customer Awareness Strategy

This mobility newsletter was originally published on March 23, 2018. 2nd EV Convening Builds Customer Education Strategy Yesterday, Michigan EIBC hosted its second Electric Vehicle (EV) Convening at the Mi

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Newsletter: House Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Advanced Mobility, Chart House Energy Builds Low-Income Solar Training Program

This newsletter was originally published on March 20, 2018. House Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Advanced Mobility On Tuesday, March 13, the House Energy Committee, chaired by Representative Gary Glenn, h

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Newsletter: This Month in Wind: Michigan Farmers Praise Wind, Consumers Energy Wind Powers GM and Switch

This wind newsletter was originally published on March 16, 2018. Michigan Farmers Praise Wind Residents of the counties with the most investment in wind energy – Huron and Gratiot counties – highlighted t

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Newsletter: House Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Advanced Mobility, Chart House Energy Builds Low-Income Solar Training Program

This newsletter was originally published on March 14, 2018. House Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Advanced Mobility On Tuesday, March 13, the House Energy Committee, chaired by Representative Gary Glenn, h

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Newsletter: IRS Decision may be Huge for Solar-plus-Storage Customers

This solar newsletter was originally published on March 9, 2018. IRS Decision May Be Huge for Solar-plus-Storage Customers The IRS stated in a letter released last Friday that federal tax credits for solar ex

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Newsletter: Packed House at Solar Networking Meeting in Grand Rapids

This newsletter was originally published on March 7, 2018. Packed House at Solar Networking Meeting in Grand Rapids On Monday, March 5, Michigan EIBC hosted its first Michigan Energy Forum of 2018 in Grand R

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Newsletter: FERC Vote is Step Forward for Storage Participation in Wholesale Market, Bids Set Low Prices for Renewable-Plus Storage

This storage newsletter was originally published on March 2, 2018. FERC Vote is a “Significant Step” Towards Wholesale Market Participation for Storage The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) too

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Newsletter: Busy Time in Lansing

This newsletter was originally published on February 28, 2018. Active Michigan Public Service Commission With numerous pending state regulatory issues, Michigan EIBC wanted to highlight some of the most sign

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Newsletter: 2nd MPSC EV Technical Conference; Americans are Excited for Electric Cars

This mobility newsletter was originally published on February 23, 2018. 2nd EV Technical Conference Brings Utilities, Industry Advocates On Tuesday, February 20, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)

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Newsletter: Consumers Announces Plans to Cut Emissions by 80% by 2040; 30×30 Ballot Initiative Launched; MPSC releases 2016 reports on EWR/RE

This newsletter was originally published on February 21, 2018. Consumers Energy Announces Plans to Cut Emissions by 80% by 2040 On Monday, February 19, Consumers Energy announced its plans to stop using coal

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Newsletter: Berkeley Lab Study Finds Positive Responses to Wind Development

This wind newsletter was originally published on February 16, 2018. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Study Finds Positive Responses to Wind Development According to A National Survey of Attitudes of Wind Power

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Newsletter: Bioenergy Industry Creates Jobs, Supports Communities

This newsletter was originally published on February 14, 2018. Bioenergy Industry Creates Jobs, Supports Communities An opinion piece in the Petoskey News-Review highlights the positive environmental and econ

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Newsletter: Solar 101 brings Legislature, Legislative Staff, and Business Leaders Together to discuss Solar Energy

This solar newsletter was originally published on February 9, 2018. Solar 101 brings Legislature, Legislative Staff, and Business Leaders Together to discuss Solar Energy On Tuesday, February 6, the Institute

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Newsletter: Solar 101 Brings Legislature, Staff to Table to Discuss Solar Energy

This newsletter was originally published on February 7, 2018. Michigan EIBC and IEI host Solar 101 On Tuesday, February 6, the Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) and Michigan Energy Innovation Business C

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Newsletter: The Future for Energy Storage looks Promising

This storage newsletter was originally published on February 2, 2018. AES and Siemens Join Forces Two of the leaders in energy storage, Michigan EIBC member companies AES and Siemens have partnered to creat

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Newsletter: Trump’s Solar Tariffs See Support, Opposition

This newsletter was originally published on January 31, 2018. Different Takes on Solar Tariffs Last week, President Trump imposed a 30% tariff on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and cells. T

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Newsletter: Michigan EIBC Holds EV Convening, IEI Releases Mobility Report, Detroit Hosts Auto Show

This newsletter was originally published on January 26, 2018. Michigan EIBC Holds EV Convening Two weeks ago, Michigan EIBC kicked off a series of five stakeholder meetings on electric vehicles. The meeti

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Newsletter: Renewable Energy Helps Michigan

This newsletter was originally published on January 24, 2018. Renewable Energy Helps Michigan In 2008, Michigan passed energy legislation that required big utility companies to generate a certain percentage o

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Renewable Energy Helps Michigan

In 2008, Michigan passed energy legislation that required big utility companies to generate a certain percentage of their electricity from clean, renewable energy. Fast-forward to 2018: Michigan gets more th

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Newsletter: Michigan EIBC hosts first EV Convening

This newsletter was originally published on January 17, 2018. At first EV Convening, Parties Gathered to Discuss Rates, Education, and Charging Infrastructure Michigan EIBC kicked off its Electric Vehicle Con

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Newsletter: MPSC Reports Growth in 2016; EIBC Will Host Solar 101 Lunch & Learn in February

This solar newsletter was originally published on January 12, 2018. Double Digit growth in Solar Installations in 2016 The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released its Net Metering and Solar Program

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Newsletter: Wrapping up 2017

This newsletter was originally published on January 10, 2018. Double Digit growth in Solar Installations in 2016 The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released its Net Metering and Solar Program Repor

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Newsletter: What Michigan EIBC Did in the 4th Quarter of 2017

This newsletter was originally published on December 20, 2017. Welcome to our final installment of the Michigan EIBC 2017 year in review. Your support for this important work is woven through the events and

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Newsletter: SB 375 Passes House Unanimously; Fed Policies Poised to Harm Advanced Energy Industry; Michigan EIBC Q3 Review

This newsletter was originally published on December 13, 2017. Michigan EIBC-Backed Anaerobic Digester Legislation Passes Unanimously, House Energy Final 2017 Meeting The Michigan legislature closed out t

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Newsletter: What Michigan EIBC did in the Second Quarter of 2017

This newsletter was originally published on December 8, 2017. As the end of the year approaches, Michigan EIBC will take a look back at what the organization and members have accomplished. Over the month of

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Newsletter: What Michigan EIBC did in the first quarter of 2017

This newsletter was originally published on December 1, 2017. As the end of the year approaches, Michigan EIBC will take a look back at what the organization and members have accomplished this year. Over the

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Newsletter: Meijer Looking to Tesla eSemis, Fremont Digester Operational

This newsletter was originally published on November 17, 2017. Meijer Looking to Tesla eSemis As Michigan works to be at the forefront of advanced mobility, corporate players are taking steps to show their co

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Newsletter: Michigan Energy Innovators Gala Award Winners Announced!

This newsletter was originally published on November 10, 2017. MPSC Chairman Sally Talberg, Bedrock Detroit, Powerley and CLEAResult honored Energy Innovators Gala The 5th Annual Michigan Energy Innovato

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Winners Announced at 5th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala

(EAST LANSING, MI – Nov. 10, 2017) – On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council hosted the 5th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala, where leaders in Michigan’s advanced energy

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Newsletter: Join us at the Gala to hear from SEIA CEO on the ITC Tariffs; Busy Week at the Legislature for Michigan EIBC

This newsletter was originally published on November 3, 2017. Michigan EIBC Members MI Cat and Lean and Green Michigan Testify in House Agriculture on PACE for Digesters House Agriculture committee met on

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Michigan EIBC Talks Advanced Energy at CMU panel

A renewable energy advocate stressed the importance of reducing energy use whenever possible during "The 21st Century 'Clean Energy' Economy: Crossing Boundaries" panel. About 30 students, faculty and commun

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Newsletter: The Energy Innovators Gala is Just Two Weeks Away

This newsletter was originally published on October 27, 2017. The Energy Innovators Gala is just two weeks away The 5th Annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala, hosted by Michigan EIBC to highlight the succe

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EIBC-Backed Bill Would Exempt DG Projects from Property Taxes

A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill last week that aims to clear up confusion over tax collections for small-scale distributed generation projects. HB 5143 would reinstate a tax exemp

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Newsletter: SEIA CEO to Headline Energy Innovators Gala, Solar Tax Clarification Bill Introduced, GR PACE District Launched

This newsletter was originally published on October 20, 2017. SEIA’s Abigail Ross Hopper to headline Energy Innovators Gala Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Associa

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Liesl Clark talks EV Leadership

Major automakers are rapidly expanding development and production of electric vehicles. Michigan has an opportunity to lead in this sector, and we need utility companies, regulators, policymakers and businesses

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Newsletter: Michigan Stays the Course While Clean Power Plan Repealed

This newsletter was originally published on October 13, 2017. Michigan Stays the Course While Clean Power Plan Repealed The Trump Administration announced this week the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. EPA Adm

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Newsletter: Perry’s FERC Proposal Faces Backlash

This newsletter was originally published on October 6, 2017. Secretary Perry’s FERC proposal would provide a massive subsidy to coal and nuclear U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry asked the Fe

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Newsletter: During Clean Energy Week, Powering Mobility Conference Highlights Industry Growth, Harvest Energy Solutions Heads to the Hill for Farm Bill Hearing

This newsletter was originally published on September, 29, 2017. Powering Mobility Conference Highlights Growth, Opportunities for Connected, Autonomous, Electric, Shared Vehicle Future The 4th Michigan Ene

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Newsletter: Michigan EIBC President Reflects on Successful Powering Mobility Conference

This newsletter was originally published on September 29, 2017. Michigan EIBC president reflects on successful powering mobility conference The 4th Michigan Energy Future Conference: Powering Mobility was a

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Newsletter: GM inks 200 MW Midwest wind contract – in Ohio and Illinois

This newsletter was originally published on September 22, 2017. Challenging renewable energy purchasing process forces companies to look to other states The market for corporate procurement of renewable energ

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Public Speaks on New Utility Rules

MARQUETTE — The third of three statewide public hearings drew about 40 people to the campus of Northern Michigan University Tuesday for an issue of unique significance to the Upper Peninsula, as well as the e

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Michigan EIBC Launches Initiative to Promote Michigan Advanced Lighting Industry

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) announced today it has launched a formal initiative focused at promoting Michigan’s advanced lighting industry going forward. The initiative lau

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Michigan EIBC Holds Energy Roundtable

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Because of an energy law passed last December, Michigan utility companies are now required to make long-term energy plans. To help them make informed decisions, the Michigan Energy

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Drive Electric Week Editorial

Last week was Drive Electric Week, and Michiganians across the state are beginning to realize the many benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV). EV sales zoomed past projections every month of the year in

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Solar Power Projects Growing in Michigan

Solar power projects in Michigan continue to increase, despite uncertainty over 30 percent federal tax credits and state energy policy. During the second quarter this year, utilities, private companies, univ

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Michigan Adds 4,655 Clean Energy Jobs in 2016

Michigan increased clean energy jobs by 5.3 percent, or 4,655, outpacing other job sectors in the state by a factor of three, according to a new report by Clean Jobs Midwest. More than 92,000 people now work

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Clean Jobs Midwest Report

LANSING – More than 92,000 now work in Michigan’s clean energy industry, a 5.3 percent increase since 2015, according to an analysis unveiled today by Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, Clean

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Michigan Starts State-Mandated Utility Power Generation Planning Process

The Michigan Public Service Commission is beginning a regulatory process to create a method by which utility companies can propose new electricity generation sources that considers an evaluation of the lowest-c

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IEI Report: Solar in Michigan: The Economic Impact of Distributed Generation on Non-Solar Customers

A June 2017 IEI whitepaper finds that the benefits of distributed solar generation systems exceed the retail cost of electricity and the value of solar in the majority of cases studied is greater than the comp

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Newsletter: Michigan Cities Chart Their Own Course on Energy

This newsletter was originally published on June 7, 2017. Michigan Cities Chart Their Own Course on Energy A growing number of Michigan communities are taking a more active role in determining where their ene

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Michigan EIBC Applauds MPSC’s Announcement of Electric Vehicle Technical Conference

LANSING - The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) applauds today’s announcement by the Michigan Public Service Commission that it would be convening a technical conference to discuss i

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New Report Shows Massive Growth in Michigan Solar Jobs

LANSING, Mich. – A new report on solar industry jobs released yesterday by the Solar Foundation found jobs in Michigan’s solar industry are on the rise. Solar industry jobs increased 48 percent in 2016, wit

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Statement from Michigan EIBC President Liesl Eichler Clark on the House Passage of SB 437 and 438

“The expansion of Michigan's renewable portfolio standard and better alignment of utility business models with strategies to reduce energy waste together represent a significant step forward for Michigan rate

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Michigan EIBC, Members Included in Midwest Energy News’ “40 Under 40” List

LANSING - Michigan EIBC and six member companies were among the organizations with team members included in Midwest Energy News’ 2016 “40 Under 40” list. The individuals were celebrated as “emerging l

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Michigan EIBC Tours Rockford Construction HQ

GRAND RAPIDS – Members of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) went on a tour of Rockford Construction’s headquarters on Thursday, September 8, a September installation of the

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Michigan Legislators and Businesses Tour Ventower Industries

MONROE – Michigan state legislators, officials from the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and advanced energy businesses toured Ventower Industries on Monday, August 29. The Monroe-area steel fabricator curren

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Bell’s Brewery Gives Tour Highlighting Benefits of Advanced Energy, Energy Efficiency

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bell’s Brewery gave a tour Tuesday to advanced energy business leaders, elected officials and members of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, showcasing how renewable energy a

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Michigan EIBC Praises Nominees and Awardees for 2016 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards

LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) praised the nominees and awardees for the 2016 Governor’s  Energy Excellence Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organiza

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Michigan EIBC Tours ArborWind Installation

Michigan EIBC President Liesl Clark joined others in touring ArborWind’s newest vertical wind turbine installation at 1120 Industrial Road in Marshall. With their offices in Ann Arbor, ArborWind builds ve

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Michigan EIBC and IEI Host Industrial Energy Efficiency Roundtable

LANSING – Members of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council today held a panel to address rising electricity rates for industrial ratepayers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as part of the Smart

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Michigan EIBC President’s Op-Ed in Lansing State Journal

Michigan EIBC President Liesl Eichler Clark had an oped published in the Lansing State Journal about the economic importance of growing our state's renewable portfolio standard and maintaining the 50/50 marke

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May 10 Conference to Highlight Use of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to Reduce Energy Waste

Business and policy leaders will be at Oakland University (OU) in Rochester Tuesday, May 10 for the 2016 Michigan CHP Conference.  The day-long event will explore the use of combined heat and power (CHP) to

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Michigan EIBC Annual Member Meeting Attended by Clean Energy Business Owners and Key Decision Makers

EAST LANSING— More than 100 clean energy business owners, elected officials and key decision makers today gathered for theMichigan Energy Innovation Business Council’s 4th Annual Members Meeting at the Kel

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Michigan EIBC and AEEI Comment on Demand Response Cases

LANSING— More than 87,000 work in Michigan’s clean energy industry, according to a comprehensive analysis unveiled today by Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Clean Energy Trust. The repor

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Michigan Businesses Unite to Accelerate Advanced Energy Procurement

[gallery columns="4" size="large" link="none" ids="511,654,509,508"] LANSING— A group of leading companies headquartered in Michigan including General Motors (GM), Crystal Mountain, the Dow Chemical Compan

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Michigan EIBC and Clean Energy Trust: Michigan Home to 87,000 Clean Jobs

LANSING— More than 87,000 work in Michigan’s clean energy industry, according to a comprehensive analysis unveiled today by Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Clean Energy Trust. The repor

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Michigan Energy Conference to Focus on Advanced Energy Opportunities for Business

Businesses interested in finding ways to better control their energy costs by taking advantage of 21st century energy opportunities will hear from corporate leaders whose companies are leading the way when

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Michigan EIBC Recognizes Businesses, Individuals For Leadership, Investment in Clean Energy Sector

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) has recognized six companies and two individuals for their contributions to growing Michigan’s clean energy economy.  The honorees include General Motor

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Michigan Clean Energy Companies Urge Legislature to Keep Existing Energy Policy in Place

Michigan Clean Energy companies sign letter to Majority Leader Meekhof and Speaker Cotter, urging Legislature to keep existing energy policy in place.

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Michigan EIBC Names Clark as President, Bigelow as Board Chair

LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) Friday appointed Liesl Eichler Clark as its president, and selected Lauren Bigelow to chair the business organization’s Board of Dir

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