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Michigan EIBC applauds appointment of Tremaine Phillips to the Michigan Public Service Commission

LANSING – The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Whitmer’s announcement that Tremaine Phillips will serve as the newest Commissioner on the Michigan Public Service Commission. “We applaud Governor Whitmer’s appointment of Tremaine Phillips as a Commissioner on the Michigan Public Service Commission,” said Dr. Laura Sherman, President of Michigan EIBC. “Tremaine is an attorney with strong expertise in advanced…

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8th EV Convening, ITC on Federal Transmission Policy, New DTE Rate Case

8th EV Convening Drives Conversation on Electric Vehicles in Low and Moderate Income CommunitiesOn July 11, Michigan EIBC held the 8th in its series of EV convenings, which bring together stakeholders from utilities, universities, government, developers and more to discuss electric vehicles and the policy environment affecting them. This convening was sponsored by the Michigan Energy Office.Previous convenings have focused on topics like rate design and deployment of…

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Happy Independence Day, Grid Resiliency and Reliability, EV Convening

A Happy Independence Day for Renewables We hope the Michigan advanced energy industry has a fun 4th of July!  You all certainly have earned a break. The work of companies like Michigan EIBC members to expand renewable energy has led to a significant milestone: In April, renewable sources provided 23% of U.S. electricity generation, compared to 20% from coal. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration,…

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Michigan Needs to Modernize its Electric Grid. Here Is Where to Start.

The increasing affordability of solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, and other clean energy technologies has made big changes in the way we power our lives possible.  Never before have average residents and businesses had access to more ways to generate, store, and manage their own power. As a result, their relationship with their utility is changing. For the clean energy revolution to continue, it is not…

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Michigan EIBC Kicks Off Tour of Member Companies, PACE Financing, New EV Legislation

Michigan EIBC 2019 Tour Stops at Michigan Solar Solutions Michigan EIBC Vice President of Policy Cory Connolly is hitting the road to see firsthand the exciting work our member companies are up to. Every month Cory is visiting another company. The first stop on the trip was Michigan Solar Solutions, where Cory got a tour of their Wixom headquarters and warehouse. He got a rundown…

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“DTE Energy’s Long-Term Plan Fails to Embrace the Advanced Energy Economy”

DTE Energy, the largest electric utility in Michigan, states that “creating a cleaner, healthier environment where we can all live and thrive is our highest priority.” In social media and public events, DTE broadcasts its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2040, all while keeping electricity costs affordable for its 2.2 million customers. But, despite these admirable goals, as clean energy use…

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