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AP News: Michigan’s Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Michigan’s Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated Press. The utility plans to generate 40% of its power from renewable

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Michigan Utility to Independent Generators: We Don’t Need You Right Now

  Michigan Utility to Independent Generators: We Don’t Need You Right Now By Andy Balaskovitz A major Michigan utility says it doesn’t need new generation from renewable energy developers, and it shouldn’t be forced to pay for it. Michigan has become the latest battleground over a decades-old federal law known as the Public Utilities Regulatory

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Update: Second Bill Emerges in Iowa to Cut Energy Efficiency Programs

  Update: Second Bill Emerges in Iowa to Cut Energy Efficiency Programs By Karen Uhlenhuth Another threat to energy conservation programs has emerged in the Iowa Legislature. One week after a bill to repeal utilities’ energy efficiency requirements surfaced in the state Senate, a broad public utility reform bill is set to reach a subcommittee

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Under Rauner, penalties sought against Illinois polluters have plummeted

Well before the Trump administration began shifting responsibility for enforcing environmental laws to the states, Illinois already had slowed down the policing of air and water pollution under Gov. Bruce Rauner. A Tribune analysis of enforcement data shows that since the Republican businessman took office in 2015, penalties sought from Illinois polluters have dropped to $6.1 million

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