The Environment Report
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Michigan Radio's "The Environment Report" hosted by Rebecca Williams explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.Read more »
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Wind generation picking up in Michigan despite some local opposition
4 days ago
Wind energy became popular because it can reduce the need for polluting coal and gas generated electricity. But, things are shifting now. “The primary driver is economics,” said Stanley “Skip” Pruss with Five Lakes Energy , a consulting firm on sustainable energy. “Obviously, there are other benefits associated with wind and solar energy. It is environmentally benign. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide, no particulates, no acid gases, no heavy metals that contaminate the Great Lakes. So, even without monetizing those negative aspects of fossil fuel generated energy, wind and solar is controlling the market now,” he added. Polls show people want green energy. A lot of Fortune 500 companies do too. The big power companies are taking notice. “What we have is a commitment now, a publicly announced commitment by our two principal utilities that generate 90 percent of the energy used in Michigan, Consumers Power and DTE, to build in the next few decades over 11 thousand megawatts – that’sRead more »
Rated 5 out of
The best coverage about our environment.
If you care about the quality of our environment and what's happening around us, you should listen.
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated 5 out of
Timely and well presented information. I enjoy the program very much
Date published: 2014-03-05