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Senate Finance Committee Approves Bills to Clarify Solar Taxation Issues

Senate Finance Committee Approves Bills to Clarify Solar Taxation Issues HB 5143 and HB 5680 are one step closer to the Governor’s desk after the Senate Finance Committee voted the bills to the Senate floor yesterday. Taxes on solar panels are currently assessed inconsistently across the state and this legislation is necessary to avoid the patchwork system of interpretation and enforcement. A contradictory set of…

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Corporations Push Forward with Commitments to Advanced Energy

Corporations Push Forward with Commitments to Advanced Energy Large corporations are leading the transition to advanced energy, particularly by making ambitious commitments to clean energy and electric vehicle adoption. This trend was underscored last week at the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted in California by Governor Jerry Brown. The Summit, which prominently featured California’s recent commitment to 100% clean energy by 2045, saw action from…

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Policy Matters: Michigan EIBC Hosts Member-Only Policy Meeting

Policy Matters: Michigan EIBC Hosts Member-Only Policy Meeting on 9/21 in Lansing On September 21, Michigan EIBC will host an exclusive in-person policy meeting for members to discuss the Michigan election in November, activities between now and the end of 2018, and to set an agenda for 2019 policy. Michigan’s energy policy landscape is changing and Michigan EIBC members are at the center of the…

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Renewable Deployment Reaches 1 Terawatt Worldwide

Renewable Deployment Reaches 1 Terawatt Worldwide According to a recently released study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, worldwide wind and solar capacity surpassed 1,000 GW or 1 TW in June of 2018. Declining technology costs and improving market structures contribute to this dynamic. Bloomberg projections show that the world will reach the second TW in only 5 years – compared to the decades it took for…

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Michigan EIBC President Liesl Clark Meets with British Ambassador & Governor Snyder to Discuss UK-Michigan Clean Growth Collaboration

Lansing, Michigan— Today British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch met with Governor Rick Snyder to discuss how the UK and Michigan can work together to promote clean growth and automotive innovation (Pictures available here). The Ambassador’s meetings in Michigan, which included stops in Lansing and Grand Rapids, are a part of his #GreatGreenRoadTrip across the Midwest in a Jaguar I-PACE, the British manufacturer’s first-ever…

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CHP Roadmap for Michigan; Proposed Federal Rule on Power Plant Emissions

A Roadmap for Combined Heat & Power in Michigan According to a recent report released by the Michigan Energy Office and supported by the Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI), Michigan is well positioned to make Combined Heat and Power (CHP) a substantial portion of the energy portfolio in the state. Increased use of CHP systems can not only save companies money and energy, it also…

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