Renewable Energy

A Chicago coal dock in July, 1941. Coal transported on freighters through the Great Lakes fed many of the region’s power plants during the past century. Photo Credit: John Vachon / Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF33-016112-M4]
Coal / Renewable Energy

Great Lakes region pivots from fossil fuels

TRAVERSE CITY, MI— “Michigan’s largest electric supplier, DTE Energy, announced in June that it will retire eight coal-fired power units at three of its power plants over the next seven years. The plants generated a quarter of the utility’s electricity last year. Two months earlier, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s second largest […]

Personal View: Ohio must return to innovative roots to develop clean energy
Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy

Personal View: Ohio must return to innovative roots to develop clean energy

CLEVELAND— “Each of Ohio’s innovations made our lives better, created jobs, and strengthened our economy. Today, technological innovations are rapidly transforming the energy economy by making wind, solar and other renewable energy sources more efficient and less expensive. And without a particularly strong or coherent renewable energy policy on the […]

DOE awards $40 million grant for Lake Erie wind project — a victory for Windustrious Cleveland
Energy / Renewable Energy

DOE awards $40 million grant for Lake Erie wind project — a victory for Windustrious Cleveland

June 9th, 2016 CLEVELAND — “Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur on May 27 announced that ‘Cleveland’s Wind Project qualifies for a [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)] grant of $40 million in additional funds’ to construct turbines on Lake Erie, ‘unlocking the tremendous offshore wind energy potential of the Great Lakes, which […]