Items Tagged with 'energy'


Forecasting keeps propane supplier running

January 17, 2014
A Crystal Flash customer woke up on New Year’s Day without any propane in her tank. She called the company, not expecting someone to pick up. Read More

National speaker leads discussion on solar energy

December 6, 2013
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will welcome renewable energy advocate David Konkle on Monday for a presentation and town hall meeting on solar energy. Read More

Holland looks to trial date over coal power plant

September 11, 2013
| By AP
A federal judge in Kalamazoo says he's consolidating two lawsuits into one trial over the operation of a coal-fired power plant in Holland. Read More

Appeals court gives okay to coal-fired unit at Holland power plant

March 26, 2013
| By AP
The Michigan appeals court says state regulators legally approved the city of Holland's application to expand one of its coal-fired power plants. Read More

Holland commits $182M for new natural gas power plant

December 7, 2012
After years of debate over a major expansion of its coal fired municipal power plant, the city of Holland has decided to invest $182 million in a totally new, natural gas fired generating plant that would produce 114 megawatts and will not be located at the site of the existing James DeYoung plant on the shore of Lake Macatawa. Read More

GVSU earns $116K rebate check for efficient air conditioning

December 5, 2012
Consumers Energy has presented a $116,280 incentive-rebate check to Grand Valley State University as part of the utility’s Energy Efficiency program. Read More

Gov. Snyder energy plan favors natural gas, renewables study

November 30, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY –– Gov. Rick Snyder released an energy and environmental policy blueprint this week that calls for increasing production of natural gas in Michigan while making no further commitment to requiring the state to rely more on renewable power sources in the coming years. Read More

Holland charges up with new battery-research facility

November 30, 2012
A new energy research team funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to work on advanced batteries and energy storage will include the MSU Bio-economy Institute in Holland and another research lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Read More

Live Video: Gov. Snyder shares energy vision with Legislature

November 28, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder is scheduled Wednesday to share his vision for co-existing energy and environmental policies with the Legislature from the Grand Rapids area. Read More

Kent County nets 20 percent savings with geothermal courthouse energy

November 14, 2012
In going over the mechanics of creating an operational budget for the rapidly approaching year, the Kent County Finance Committee learned the installation of a geothermal energy system in the fairly new 63rd District Court several years ago has produced some early benefits. Read More