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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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Another DTE Blackout Reveals Urgent Need for More-Resilient Renewable Energy

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now August 27, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Another DTE Blackout Reveals Urgent Need for More-Resilient Renewable Energy Time for utility to face up to climate change’s effect on people and infrastructure

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Students Hold Coal Ash Protest With Their Four Legged Friends at MSU on National Dog Day

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now August 26, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Students Hold Coal Ash Protest With Their Four Legged Friends at MSU on National Dog Day Students and clean energy advocates call on administration,

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Clean Energy Now Coalition Gives Thumbs up to DTE Decision to Close Units at Trenton Coal Plant

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now July 25, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Clean Energy Now Coalition Gives Thumbs up to DTE Decision to Close Units at Trenton Coal Plant Two units planned to close in 2016;

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Public Hearing on Future of Pet Coke Tonight

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now June 25, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Public Hearing on Future of Pet Coke Tonight MDEQ to make final decision to approve or deny permit to store waste in Detroit DETROIT

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Consumers Energy Proves That Renewable Energy is Cheaper Than Coal

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now June 24, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Consumers Energy Proves That Renewable Energy is Cheaper Than Coal Utility eliminates renewable energy surcharge DETROIT – Ratepayers welcomed the announcement that Consumers Energy

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“Cynicism is a choice, hope is a better one.”

 “Traveller, there is no path. The path is made by walking.” – Antonio Machado I was lucky enough to have the chance to attend the 10th Annual RE-AMP Meeting in Chicago last week. Hundreds of advocates from across the Midwest

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Coal Ash on the Cob

 If you live in Michigan, or anywhere in America really, corn on the cob is probably a staple of your backyard barbecues. Living in a state where most days of the year look like a scene out of ‘Frozen,’ I

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Mayor’s Green Fair Brings Out Climate and Clean Energy Advocates

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now June 13, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Mayor’s Green Fair Brings Out Climate and Clean Energy Advocates Local activists to attend, discuss new EPA carbon rules and need for DTE to

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Grand American Fish Rodeo Will Go Belly Up Without Clean Water

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Clean Energy Now June 12, 2014 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Grand American Fish Rodeo Will Go Belly Up Without Clean Water Local activists discuss how community solar can help protect the Grand River  LANSING

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