Clean Energy in Michigan

Fighting for a clean energy future in Michigan, to protect our health, reinvest in our communities, and reduce climate-changing pollution.

Burning Tires is NOT Clean Energy!

Don't Let Michigan Move Backward on Clean Energy

HB 4297 and the Nesbitt energy plan is a step in the wrong direction, instead of a step toward making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.

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Tell Attorney General Schuette to Protect Michigan's Environment

Our Attorney General should be upholding our rights – including our right to safe, drinkable water and clean, breathable air. Disappointingly, he has been undermining those rights and putting polluting interests ahead of our health and environment.

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Michigan’s Energy Future

Michigan is in a unique position to maximize carbon reductions achieved through the renewable energy and energy efficiency building blocks. Strategies that fall within these building blocks include demand-side energy efficiency programs, renewable distributed generation, and smart grid enhancements.

From We All Live Downstream

Burning Tires is NOT Clean Energy!
April 23, 2015

This post originally appeared on Eclectablog You know that warm, cozy feeling you get from seeing black toxic plumes of smoke billowing up from a pile of burning hazardous rubbish and industrial waste? (No, I didn’t think so.) Well, earlier this month Republican State Representative Aric Nesbitt introduced an eight-bill package that redefine burning old tires as “renewable energy”. (Yes, you read that right.)

March 5, 2015

I imagine that reading about “Sulfur Dioxide” may, at first, sound about as interesting as reading through your old high school science homework, and nowhere nearly as interesting as say, a good Stephen King thriller.  But what if I told you that Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) was even scarier than the books in your typical Horror section . . . and posed a far more realistic threat than vampires and haunted cars?

November 2, 2012

By Marissa Luna, East Lansing Office Manager We’re four days from the election. Clean Water Staff across the country will be blogging about what it means nationally and locally.