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Recent, extremely, hot weather means high energy bills and stress on local utilities.  Here's what can be done to lower costs and avoid any heat-related utility problems.


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The LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor is expected to boost the local economy.


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 A bill that will allow utility companies to collect energy produced by residential solar panels and sell it back to homeowners at retail price continues to be stalled in a state Senate Committee. 

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DTE Energy will soon start construction on a solar panel array in Ypsilanti.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Barry LaRue, a trustee with the Highland Cemetery Association, about the solar array project and why the cemetery is the right place to house a renewable energy system. 


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The air you breathe may actually being making you sick.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Kindra Weid, Health Fellow for MI Air, MI Health, to discuss air quality and health in Michigan. 


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DTE Energy says it's committed to reducing greenhouse gas emmissions, but says coal will continue to be an important fuel for energy generation.

President Barack Obama wants carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants cut by 30 percent by 2030.

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.