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WEMU News
7:06 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Reaction To President's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

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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. 

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environment
6:42 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Issues of the Environment: Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan

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 Issues of the Environment, David Fair talks with Matt Naud. Matt is the City of Ann Arbor's Environmental  Coordinator, and has been right in the middle of the city's efforts to adopt a pro-active Climate Action Plan.

Issues of the Environment for November 27th, 2013

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Environment
2:49 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Michigan Researcher Suggests Shifting Greenhouse Focus

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  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.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Environment
8:38 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Report Shows How Wind Energy Displaces Greenhouse Gasses

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.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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