Environment Picture

Michigan Environmental Report

Winter 2013

Vol. 31 Issue 1

Do I stay or do I go?

Living in a Detroit neighborhood devastated by vacant lots and abandoned eyesores, my chief dilemma is the same one shared by my neighbors: Do I leave the city I love, or do I stay?
View Article2013-03-25  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

Fast-growing Michigan company thrives with energy-saving services

Think of clean renewable energy, and wind turbines and solar panels usually come to mind before energy efficiency. But a Northern Michigan firm has harnessed the growing efficiency market to score national recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.
View Article2013-03-25  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

President's Column: A reasonable proposal for continuing Michigan’s renewable energy momentum

Gov. Rick Snyder has launched a series of public discussions regarding energy policy in Michigan. The first of those seven meetings took place Feb. 14 in Lansing. A day later, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released its annual report on renewable energy. The report found that Michigan is well on its way to meeting the renewable energy standard of 10% by 2015, and the price of renewable energy continues to fall.
View Article2013-03-25  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

Powerful op-eds and on-point letters: Key tools in standing up for Michigan’s natural resources

Providing the state’s newspapers, niche publications and blogosphere with strong voices on behalf of Michigan’s natural resources is a critical component of the Michigan Environmental Council’s work. We stand ready to provide professional communications and media relations advice to member groups.
View Article2013-03-22  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

MEC’s new green headquarters near Capitol offers access and meeting space

The historic Morgan B. Hungerford House at 602 W. Ionia Street just blocks from the Capitol building is the Michigan Environmental Council’s new home.
View Article2013-03-22  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

Car dealership saves big energy $$$

Dick Genthe Chevrolet, a 90-year-old, family-owned car dealership located in Wyandotte, has reduced energy costs 30% annually and saves close to $40,000 each year as a result of implementing Keen Technical Solutions efficiency plans.
View Article2013-03-18  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

Bell ringers! Environmental successes won in recent weeks

In each issue of the Michigan Environmental Report, we celebrate accomplishments by MEC and member groups.
View Article2013-03-17  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report

MEC hosts biennial breakfast to welcome new and veteran lawmakers

More than 100 legislators, legislative staff and MEC member group representatives gathered Jan. 30 for the Michigan Environmental Council’s biennial Legislative Breakfast.
View Article2013-03-16  •  Winter 2013 - Michigan Environmental Report
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