union of concerned scientists http://michiganradio.org en Science group says Michigan can affordably triple reliance on renewable energy by 2030 http://michiganradio.org/post/science-group-says-michigan-can-affordably-triple-reliance-renewable-energy-2030 <p>Michigan can meet almost one-third of its electricity needs from in-state renewable energy sources by 2030 – at virtually no increase in cost to consumers.</p><p>That's according to a Union of Concerned Scientists <a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/clean_energy/Charting-Michigan-s-Renewable-Energy-Future.pdf">report</a>&nbsp;released on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Sam Gomberg is an energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists and author of the report.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:29:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16843 at http://michiganradio.org Science group says Michigan can affordably triple reliance on renewable energy by 2030 Union of Concerned Scientists’ nuclear expert in Michigan to discuss Palisades http://michiganradio.org/post/union-concerned-scientists-nuclear-expert-michigan-discuss-palisades <p>The&nbsp;director of the nuclear safety project for the Union of Concerned Scientists is in Michigan to talk about the Palisades nuclear power plant.</p><p>David&nbsp;Lochbaum is critical of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission <a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/nuclear_power/NRC-nuclear-safety-2012-report.pdf">in his latest report on nuclear safety </a>released in March.</p><p>Lochbaum says the NRC should have fined Entergy, the company that owns Palisades, over a water leak last summer.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12075 at http://michiganradio.org Union of Concerned Scientists’ nuclear expert in Michigan to discuss Palisades