Bruce Goodman

Bruce Goodman

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Getting Closer To Making Good Energy Decisions

Three of the four energy reports requested by Governor Snyder have now been finalized by MPSC Chairman John Quackenbush and Michigan Energy Office Director Steve Bakkal. The three reports concern Renewable Energy, Additional...more

11/20/2013 - Energy Policy

Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - November 2013

In This Issue: - MISO Says Presque Isle Coal-Fired Plant Must Stay Open - Getting Closer to Making Good Energy Decisions - Assessment of Wind Energy Opportunities in Michigan - New Battery Lab at U of M -...more

11/20/2013 - Coal-Fired Generation Energy Energy Policy Grid Energy Storage MISO Renewable Energy Wind Power

Assessing Wind Energy Opportunities In Michigan

On November 4, the American Wind Energy Conference held a state specific conference in East Lansing to discuss Michigan wind issues. The event, which attracted over 150 participants, ran all day at the Kellogg Center on the...more

11/13/2013 - Energy Energy Policy Renewable Energy Wind Power

Exploring Michigan’s Economic/Environment/Energy Future

For three days, November 1-3, leaders from business, industry, government, and non-profits will discuss the future of energy, the economy, and the environment of Michigan. National and international speakers will touch on...more

10/28/2013 - Energy Policy Environmental Policies Fracking

Still Getting Ready To Make Good Energy Decisions

After reviewing and analyzing the submissions from seven public forums and from the 114 questions posted on the web for feedback, Energy Office Director Steve Bakkal and MPSC Chairman John Quackenbush will be issuing four...more

9/24/2013 - Energy Energy Policy

Made In Michigan Microgrid Under Development

In 2006, NextEnergy in Detroit was contracted by TARDEC and the Defense Logistics Agency to develop equipment to provide US-grid quality power in remote locations using renewable and conventional power sources....more

8/26/2013 - Energy Policy Power Grid

Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - August 2013

In This Issue: - Natural Gas Power Plant Approval Case Gets Started - Deep Water Offshore Floating Wind Turbines Showcased - Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Loses Partner - Anaerobic Digester Opens at MSU -...more

8/23/2013 - Biomass Energy Energy Policy Ethanol Natural Gas Offshore Wind Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Wind Power

Biomass Opportunities Abound In Michigan

Michigan State University has created a biomass inventory for the state that identifies biomass and land that can produce high energy value biomass....more

8/19/2013 - Biomass Energy Energy Policy

Gas Generating Plant Certificate Of Necessity Sought

On July 12 Consumers Energy filed testimony with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to support its application for approval of a Certificate of Necessity for 700 MW of generation at the Thetford Generating Station...more

7/24/2013 - Certificate of Need Electricity Energy Policy Natural Gas Oil & Gas Power Grid

Energy Forum Update - June 4, 2013

Initial review and gap analysis of the information presented at the seven energy forums and on line is now being conducted....more

6/4/2013 - Energy Policy Forum

Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue: - Electric Choice Spreads to Two New Utilities - Torrification Plant to Supply Carbon for Pollution Control - Readying Michigan to Make Good Energy Decisions - New Leader for New Michigan Energy...more

2/22/2013 - Biocarbon Electric Choice Program Electricity Energy Policy Pollution Control Solar Energy

Kicking The Can Down The Road On Renewable Energy

For those renewable and alternative energy proponents who have been waiting since May 2011 (when Governor Snyder promised an energy policy within four months), the oft delayed energy “message” was a disappointment. Where is...more

12/28/2012 - Energy Policy Innovation Renewable Energy

Michigan Governor’s Message On Energy And The Environment

In his special message on energy and the environment, given November 28 at Hickory Corners, Governor Snyder stated he is looking at 2015 as the time “to implement new decisions about the state’s energy framework to enhance...more

12/26/2012 - Energy Policy Natural Gas Renewable Energy

Environmental Update - Michigan Environmental News November/December 2012

In This Issue: - Michigan Passes Groundwater Well Dispute Statute - Again - EPA Pushes Back on Stormwater Discharges from Logging Roads - Storage Tank Program Undergoes Changes - Sierra Club Ready to Sue on...more

12/21/2012 - Clean Air Act Dispute Resolution Clauses Energy Policy EPA Groundwater Logging Storage Tanks Storm Water

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