A new study from the Michigan Energy Office and Public Service Commission—ordered by Governor Rick Snyder—shows the state can triple its renewable portfolio standard, achieving 30% renewables in the state’s portfolio by 2035. Michigan’s two key utilities – DTE Energy and Consumers Energy– are on track to meet the current 10% renewable target next year.
A new economic analysis finds that Midwestern households could save $65 – $200 per year if more wind were added to the power mix; savings far exceed cost of new transmission to tap wind in the Midwest.
Bill White, senior adviser to Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, recently published an op-ed in Roll Call applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for reaffirming its approval of the Midwest ISO’s multi-value projects (MVP) cost allocation plan, and for standing up to the small but vocal opposition looking to halt transmission projects that would lower energy prices and make the grid more reliable.
Columnist Larry Bell recently published a misleading critique of the state of the American renewable energy industry in his article “Too-Green-To-Fail Energy Policies Fail Achievement Tests.” Mr. Bell made a slew of errors (including misidentifying FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff as “Jon Wellington,”), many of which were pointed out by Michael Goggin in his article, “Fact
On Thursday, October 21, the National Clean Energy Transmission Initiative (NCETI) hosted its second major forum on clean energy transmission in Des Moines, Iowa. Co-hosted with the Iowa Environmental Council, ITC Holdings, Wind on the Wires, the American Wind Energy Association, Fresh Energy, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, the forum brought together state
Two local media outlets, Bleeding Heartland and IowaPolitics.com, have covered the upcoming NCETI event this Thursday.
The Energy Future Coalition, in cooperation with the National Clean Energy Transmission Initiative, is planning two clean energy transmission community forums this summer – one in Des Moines, Iowa and the other in Portland, Oregon. Both events will be expert forums on the critical role of transmission in enabling the development of renewable energy resources