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Clean Energy Advocates Applaud State’s Energy Optimization Law for Its 5th Straight Year of Saving Michiganders Money, Protecting Their Health

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now November 26, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Clean Energy Advocates Applaud State’s Energy Optimization Law for Its 5th Straight Year of Saving Michiganders Money, Protecting Their Health MPSC annual report shows

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Keweenaw Energy Security & Efficiency Plan Sent to Lansing and Washington

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now November 11, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Keweenaw Energy Security & Efficiency Plan Sent to Lansing and Washington Group presents cost-effective local generation plan for Houghton and Keweenaw counties CALUMET, MI.

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Facing Giant Rate Increase, Citizens Propose Better Energy Plan for N.W. U.P.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now October 24, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Facing Giant Rate Increase, Citizens Propose Better Energy Plan for N.W. U.P. Renewables would replace pricey, dirty coal CALUMET, Mich. – The Keweenaw Renewable

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A Reflection on the Peoples’ Climate March

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 By Rob Luzynski Last month, I helped make history by attending the Peoples’ Climate March in New York City. It still feels weird for me to say that. It’s not meant to be self-serving and the word “helped” is a

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Open Letter Calls on Governor to Help Cut U.P. Residents’ Soaring Electricity Costs

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now October 8, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Open Letter Calls on Governor to Help Cut U.P. Residents’ Soaring Electricity Costs Upper Peninsula’s growing energy crisis needs swift, well-planned clean energy development

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Say ‘Yah’ to da U.P.’s Sunshine, eh?

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 By Jim Dulzo One of the brightest bolts of sunshine at the recent Solar Powering Michigan conference came from, of all places, way up north in Houghton, Mich.—and delivered by a speaker from, of all places, Chennai, India. Abhi Kantamneni, a Ph.D.

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People’s Climate March: I Marched for the Amazon

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 By Sean Watkins “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” -Frederick Douglass On Sunday, September 21st, I took part in a social milestone of our world by walking in the People’s Climate March, and

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High School Senior Helped Over 50 People Attend NYC Climate March

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 By Jim Dulzo, Michigan Land Use Institute When she was a high school sophomore, Jane Lively rode the bus from Traverse City to Washington DC with 55 other concerned citizens to join the February 2013 Forward on Climate rally. It was

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NYC’s Bounce Back from Hurricane Sandy Offers Lesson to Michigan

 By Jim Dulzo, Michigan Land Use Institute  Southern Michigan was blasted hard with very heavy rainfall and high winds a number of times this summer. Each time, tens or even hundreds of thousands of people lost power, often for many days,

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Wanted: Better state policies, more education and utility cooperation

 By Jim Dulzo Mike Schmerl is a survivor of the Michigan solar industry’s bad old days. Now, he hopes, some good new days may finally be on the way. Back in 2008, the veteran electrician was doggedly trying to expand

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