Michigan News

The following news clips highlight Michigan involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

January 15, 2014

Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced design assistance to help the capital cities of Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin develop greener urban planning designs including renewable energy technologies. More

August 15, 2012

Energy Department Invests in Materials for Vehicle Fuel Economy

The Energy Department awarded $8 million for seven new projects to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of American-made cars and trucks. More

May 16, 2012

National Student Efficiency Contest Winners Named

A group of Montana schools was named winner of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge, a national student competition designed to encourage students and their families to take action to start saving money by saving energy. More

April 4, 2012

Obama Administration Announces Great Lakes Wind Projects Agreement

The Obama Administration, DOE, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and various federal and state agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding streamlining offshore wind development in the Great Lakes. More

January 11, 2012

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Roll in Detroit Auto Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show has opened in Detroit, with carmakers showing off hybrids and electric vehicles and concepts. DOE will highlight its support of U.S. auto industry innovation at the annual auto show. More

August 24, 2011

USDA Funds More Than 900 Renewable, Energy Efficiency Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered renewable energy and energy efficiency grants totaling $11.6 million to more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses. More

July 20, 2011

DOE Offers $730 Million Loan Commitment for Michigan Steel Plant

DOE has announced a conditional loan commitment of $730 million to support the modernization of a Michigan factory, which will manufacture high-strength steel to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles. More

July 6, 2011

DOE Forms New Partnerships to Support Manufacturing Job Training

DOE has formed three new manufacturing job training partnerships that will draw on its interactive online tool to provide students with engaging science and technological materials. More

March 30, 2010

U. of Michigan Purchases Michigan Wind Energy

The University of Michigan has signed an agreement with DTE Energy to purchase 9 million kWh of RECs, which is equivalent to 2% of the total electricity consumption of the Ann Arbor campus. More

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