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Newsletter: Former Michigan EIBC President Dan Scripps Named to MPSC

Former Michigan EIBC President Dan Scripps Named to MPSC Last week, Dan Scripps was named to the Michigan Public Service Commission by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Scripps fills a vacancy left by former Commissioner Rachael Eubanks. Eubanks now runs Michigan’s Treasury Department.The Michigan EIBC community is familiar with Scripps, who served as President of both EIBC and our partner organization, the Institute for Energy Innovation, from 2012…

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Newsletter: DEQ and MAE Reorganized into new Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

DEQ and MAE Reorganized into new Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Earlier this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Department of Environmental Quality will be reorganized and renamed the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Among other changes, the new department will include the functions of the Agency for Energy under the new Office on Climate and Energy. Whitmer…

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News Release: DEQ reorganization a step forward for Michigan’s energy sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 Contact: Nick Dodge, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (517) 333-1606 DEQ reorganization a step forward for Michigan’s energy sector LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the Department of Environmental Quality will be reorganized to include the Agency for Energy and Office of the Great Lakes and…

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Newsletter: Michigan Residents Support a Transition from Coal to Solar & Wind

Michigan Residents Support a Transition from Coal to Solar & Wind A new research report released this week by Michigan State University indicates that most Michigan residents support a shift from coal-fired electricity generation to cleaner forms, like wind and solar. According to the report, 90 percent of survey respondents support more solar power in Michigan and 75 percent support a transition away from coal-fired electricity generation in…

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Newsletter: Shiawassee County Planning Commission Approves $250 Million Solar Farm

Shiawassee County Planning Commission Approves $250 Million Solar Farm Earlier this week, the Shiawassee County Planning Commission unanimously approved Michigan EIBC member company Ranger Power’s Special Use Permit request for the Assembly Solar Project, a proposed $250 million solar farm in Hazelton and Venice Townships that will create hundreds of jobs. This is the final step in the zoning approval process, and construction is expected to begin late…

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News Release: Electric vehicle charging program will drive EV growth in Michigan

Electric vehicle charging program will drive EV growth in Michigan LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) today issued the following statement applauding a decision by the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve an electric vehicle charging pilot program proposed by Consumers Energy. The pilot program will provide $10 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Michigan. “Consumers Energy’s EV pilot program will advance electric vehicle…

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