Capitol News
11:32 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Snyder Wants More Renewables, Less Coal in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder says it’s time for state lawmakers to set new energy goals for Michigan. He says those goals should include burning less coal and increasing renewable energy production over the next decade.

Snyder outlined a broad set of goals for energy policy between now and 2025 during a roundtable Thursday in Detroit.

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7:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Environmental Group says U.S. is Distorting Coal Reserves

Credit Clean Energy Action

An environmental group lists Michigan among a dozen states in which the cost of delivering coal for use in energy production has grown at two to three times faster than inflation over the past decade.

Clean Energy Action Director of Research and Policy Leslie Glustrom says the government is also over-estimating the amount of affordable coal reserves. 

Bob Eccles reports

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9:18 am
Fri December 7, 2012

First Friday Focus on the Environment

December's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future with Bill Rustem, the Strategy Director for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

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9:10 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Issues of the Environment

New CAFE standards are doable, according to Charles Griffith, the Climate and Energy Program Director at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor.   He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.