Legislators in Lansing work on a wide variety of policies from energy to healthcare to finance and more. Nobody can be an expert on every single issue, which is why committees are critical in helping legislators hone in on certain issues.
AMP is providing this printable checklist you can put on your refrigerator—or anywhere else that’s convenient—to help you and your family check off all of the ways you’re saving energy this summer!
It’s National Infrastructure Week, and the Alliance for Michigan Power is celebrating Michigan’s unique energy infrastructure, and what it takes to create the right energy mix to power our state.
We know natural gas brings environmental benefits—like how it burns much cleaner than coal and oil. In fact, using natural gas as a substitute has reduced power-plant carbon emissions to the lowest level in 30 years.
Every day, Michigan legislators in Lansing introduce, debate, and enact policies that impact Michiganders across the state. Issues from tax policy, to criminal justice, to education—and, yes, energy—are in their hands.
Before a local energy company can build a new plant, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) must deem the plant necessary—as part of the energy company’s integrated resource plan (IRP) to keep energy costs both efficient and fair for Michigan consumers. Last week, the MPSC issued a “Certificate of Necessity” allowing DTE Energy to start building a natural gas plant in East China in St. Clair County.
High levels of carbon emissions spell bad news for the environment, and there isn’t a single silver bullet for addressing the problem. Reducing carbon emissions is crucial to keeping energy production and use sustainable for the future—especially as our world continues to develop greater dependency on digital tools, electronic devices, and automated processes. It’s also necessary for a healthy environment.
Generating and transmitting electricity is a complicated process that requires careful calibration. Among many factors, energy has to be generated at the precise moment you want to use it. That means the more people who are trying to use energy at the same time (demand), the more difficult it is to supply—and that can increase the cost.
Investing in an all-of-the-above energy strategy means investing in Michigan’s energy future. Natural gas, hydro, wind, solar, and nuclear all work together in different ways to support Michigan’s energy needs.
This spring, clean up your energy usage with these top 10 energy efficiency tips! There are many ways you can proactively manage energy costs in your home or business that don’t require a lot of extra work—and the less energy we all use, the easier it is to keep energy reliable, affordable, and sustainable for everyone.
When people think about politics, Washington, D.C., oftentimes comes to mind. But what about Lansing? The reality is, many of the policies that affect Michiganders’ daily lives the most are decided in the state legislature, particularly when it comes to energy policy.
In his final State of the State, Governor Snyder kicked things off by touting the improvements Michigan has made under his leadership since taking office in 2011
Michigan is proud to be energy independent and, with the help of responsible regulation, we can keep it that way.
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States like Michigan that use a variety of energy sources are best positioned to meet these goals.
As we make the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future, there’s no doubt solar power will be a critical piece of the energy puzzle. We need the right policies in place and the right approach to ensure everyone can benefit from this renewable energy resource.
Temperatures continue to drop as we head further into fall, which can only mean one thing: winter really IS coming.
Storm season in Michigan is upon us. Of course, what season isn’t storm season in Michigan?
After Lansing passed pivotal energy legislation last year, the non-partisan Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) was tasked with implementing various policy changes established by the new law.
Technology now accounts for 202,000 jobs in our state, a number comparable to tourism and other prominent sectors of the economy.
School is back in session, reminding us how strong local energy providers and strong local schools add up to much more than we often realize.
Our future energy generation will include a range of fuel sources like solar, wind, nuclear, and, increasingly, natural gas.
Summer temperature spikes can put a strain on our electric grid and on your energy budget. Try our tips and tricks for managing summer temps and becoming an energy efficient all-star!
June 21 may have marked the first official day of summer, but for some parts of Michigan, the weather’s just starting to heat up. With the sun out in full force, it’s a good time to talk about this clean energy resource — and how Michigan’s local energy providers are making it work for our state, where the sun doesn’t always shine as brightly as in some other parts of the country.
Michigan’s energy supply chain extends far beyond the local energy providers that generate and distribute power to homes and businesses. A broad range of other businesses across the state play crucial roles in keeping energy affordable, reliable, and sustainable for all of us.