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Snyder fails to deliver on energy policy

Environmental groups across the state, including the Ecology Center, panned Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's comments about energy policy during his state of the state address in January. Read More »

Governor Snyder fails to show leadership on energy policy

“There is a line from the movie Dangerous Liaisons that ‘one does not applaud the tenor for clearing his throat’,” according to Alexis Blizman, legislative and policy director at the Ecology Center. Read More »

Ecology Center, Physicians for Social Responsibility applaud Governor Snyder’s energy recommendations

The package of energy proposals announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Dec. Read More »

Webinar: Health Impacts of Coal with Dr. Alan Lockwood

Dr. Lockwood will be presenting an overview of the life cycle of coal; from extraction to combustion and beyond for health professionals and those interested in public health issues. He will also discuss coal’s impact on air, water, climate change, as well as our economy. Finally, Dr. Read More »

Energy efficiency could reduce need for polluting coal power plants

Energy-efficiency efforts by Michigan’s utilities over the past decade have been shown to be cost effective, lowering costs for consumers and reducing the need for new power plants, according to a report issued by the state government Oct. Read More »

Ann Arbor city council calls for divestment from fossil fuels

The Ann Arbor city council has adopted a resolution calling on the city’s retirement board to divest from fossil fuels, making the city one of the first 20 cities in the country to pursue divestment. On a national level, the divestment campaign has been spurred by Bill McKibben, the influential writer and teacher who was a founder of 350.org. Read More »

Michigan should generate 30 percent of its own energy from renewable sources, report says

Renewable energy in Michigan is getting cheaper all the time and is now less expensive than almost every other electricity source, according to a report released by the state government today (Sept. 20). Read More »

Ecology Center joins broad coalition supporting Obama on carbon standards for power plants

Eighteen Michigan businesses, faith and health organizations, including the Ecology Center, joined more than 150 groups from the Midwest in sending a letter to President Barack Obama supporting his directive to the U.S. Read More »

Governor says he'd block right-wing rollback of state's clean energy laws -- do you believe it?

Many Michigan-based environmental groups, including the Ecology Center, found reason to object to Governor Rick Snyder's long-awaited message on energy and environmental policy, delivered at the end of November. Read More »

Prop 3 offers major health benefits to Michigan, in addition to what it will do for jobs and the environment

Proposal 3, the initiative to increase Michigan's renewable energy standard (RES) to 25 percent by 2025, will deliver major health benefits to the state, in addition to what it will do to make our environment cleaner and our economy more competitive. Read More »