greenhouse gasses http://wemu.org en Reaction To President's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal http://wemu.org/post/reaction-presidents-greenhouse-gas-reduction-goal <p>DTE Energy says it's committed to reducing greenhouse gas emmissions, but says coal will continue to be an important fuel for energy generation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>President Barack Obama wants carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants cut by 30 percent by 2030.</p><p>DTE Energy says 10 percent of the electricity generated for customers in southeast Michigan will come from renewable sources by the end of this year.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:06:23 +0000 Bob Eccles 46766 at http://wemu.org Reaction To President's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Issues of the Environment: Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-ann-arbors-climate-action-plan <p>The climate is changing. The evidence is clear. It's no longer a matter of whether we need to prepare, but instead, how we need to prepare. In this week's installment of WEMU's&nbsp;<em>Issues of the Environment</em>, David Fair talks with Matt Naud. Matt is the City of Ann Arbor's Environmental&nbsp; Coordinator, and has been right in the middle of the city's efforts to adopt a pro-active Climate Action Plan.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:42:51 +0000 David Fair 38346 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan Michigan Researcher Suggests Shifting Greenhouse Focus http://wemu.org/post/michigan-researcher-suggests-shifting-greenhouse-focus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A University of Michigan professor says improving the fuel efficiency of cars is a good thing, but he warns that alternative fuel vehicles are not the greenhouse gas "silver bullet" some make them out to be.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:49:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 30976 at http://wemu.org Michigan Researcher Suggests Shifting Greenhouse Focus Report Shows How Wind Energy Displaces Greenhouse Gasses http://wemu.org/post/report-shows-how-wind-energy-displaces-greenhouse-gasses <p>A state environmental group is out with a report that for the first time equates the amount of wind energy produced in Michigan to the amount of greenhouse gasses it displaced.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:38:33 +0000 Bob Eccles 22550 at http://wemu.org