Churches see the (solar) light

Interest in powering Catholic parishes, schools and missions with the sun is surging in the wake of a large solar deal recently announced in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Fix little leaks, save big money

Michigan’s energy waste reduction programs have saved customers nearly $1.1 billion in utility costs. Experts say that the state’s program is among the better ones in the Midwest, but lags national leaders.

New report discloses how much toxic coal ash Michigan utilities produce

Michigan electric utilities last year produced nearly 1.5 million tons of toxic coal ash, a material that may threaten the state’s drinking water. The amount of the material stored in landfills and settling ponds and that can contain arsenic, mercury and lead was reported recently in a study by the Michigan Environmental Council.

Energy alternatives on the rise in Michigan–slowly

The number of Michiganders producing some of their own electricity from solar, wind and water power jumped 35 percent in 2017. That helped offset some of their power costs, but it still amounts to a tiny bit of the state’s electricity needs, according to a recent report by the Public Service Commission.