energy policy http://michiganradio.org en Workgroup starts crafting Michigan’s new energy policy this week http://michiganradio.org/post/workgroup-starts-crafting-michigan-s-new-energy-policy-week <p>State law forces power companies to get 10% of their power from renewable sources, like wind and solar, by next year. It’s a target they’re expected to meet.</p><p>The state issued a report <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-could-get-30-its-energy-renewable-sources">last year that shows companies could get as much at 30% by 2035</a>. But there’s no law that requires that, yet. It’s something a workgroup will consider as it works this summer to update Michigan’s energy policy.</p><p>State Senator Mike Nofs (R-Battle Creek) will help lead the group.</p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17813 at http://michiganradio.org Workgroup starts crafting Michigan’s new energy policy this week Governor Snyder gives special address on energy and environment http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-gives-special-address-energy-and-environment <p>Governor Rick Snyder covered topics ranging from urban farming to "fracking" in his special address on energy and the environment today.</p><p>He said the state should do more to deal with blight and encourage urban farming in cities with lots of vacant land.</p><p>The governor said too much abandoned property in Flint, Detroit, and other cities is going to waste when it could be put to a new use.</p><p>“And all I’ve seen in my two years as governor is a lot of discussion about right-to-farm, and urban farming,” said Snyder.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:15:52 +0000 Rick Pluta 10126 at http://michiganradio.org Governor Snyder gives special address on energy and environment Protesters rally against U.S. Chamber, Congressman Upton http://michiganradio.org/post/protesters-rally-against-us-chamber-congressman-upton <p>Protesters rallied at an <a href="http://www.kazoochamber.com/index.php?src=events&amp;srctype=detail&amp;category=Advocacy&amp;refno=16521">energy forum</a> hosted by the <a href="http://www.kazoochamber.com/">Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce</a> today. They&rsquo;re calling on the Kalamazoo Chamber to cut its ties with the <a href="http://www.uschamber.com/">U.S. Chamber of Commerce</a>. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:14:40 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2165 at http://michiganradio.org Protesters rally against U.S. Chamber, Congressman Upton