Debbie Stabenow: MSU won the FRIB competition fair & square


Today our friend Walt Sorg spends a few minutes with Senator Debbie Stabenow. Senator Stabenow was at the East Lansing Rotary meeting yesterday, and Walt was able to get some time with her before she left. They discuss: Clean energy at The Board of Water & Light Congressional deadlock – what used to be bipartisan […]

Snyder to speak on energy and environment today


MLive has an article outlining five themes to look for in Snyder’s energy & environment speech today. The Great Lakes, renewable energy standard, energy efficiency, fracking, and customer choice, are predicted to be addressed in the speech. The speech will take place at MSU at 10:30 this morning. You can watch it live at

Cut the crud. We know renewable energy works for Michigan.

Last night my son scrambled over to me all wide eyed and urgent “Dad! DAD!! The TV had a commercial that was saying bad things about Proposal 3!!!!” (Proposal 3, for those who aren’t aware, is the ballot initiative to increase Michigan’s use of renewable energy – Wind, Solar, and Biomass – to 25% by […]

What You Need to Know about 25×25 (Proposal 3)


The single most important thing to know about the 25×25 ballot proposal (Proposal 3), is that it will create jobs in Michigan. It will create jobs. Objectively. A Michigan State University study shows the ballot initiative will create tens of thousands of jobs in Michigan and bring in $10.3 billion in investment into our state. […]

THIS is what happens when community rallies to do big things

It’s a huge deal! It’s a huge deal for renewable energy and wind power. It’s a HUGE deal for the study and health of birds and bats over the Great Lakes. Its a HHHUGE deal for Great Lakes researchers and the ecological health of the Great Lakes. And it’s a huge deal for West Michigan […]

Will You Help Expose the Organization That is Destroying American Democracy?

I don’t know if you’ve seen this video yet, but every blogger needs to be focusing on this organization, ALEC. Cenk Uygur and Anna Kasparian put it all together in a few minutes what every democracy loving American needs to know about ALEC. ALEC is destroying our democracy, plain and simple. This is only one […]


  "I have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream." –Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 March on Washington We, the American people, promise to defend and advance a simple ideal: liberty and justice… for all. Americans who are willing to work hard and play by the rules should be able to find […]

The People’s News 8/4/11

Here are today's top stories –   AP: Poll: Many local government leaders say Michigan is on the wrong track – After seeing lawmakers cut their funding and give financial managers sweeping new powers, half of local government leaders say they think Michigan is on the wrong track while a third saying it's headed in […]

Extension “Likely” For Renewable Energy Grants

Latest on the hostage negotiations:   A popular program to give wind and solar companies cash grants for renewable-energy projects appears close to being extended through a tax package that is being negotiated in the U.S. Senate, Democrats said on Thursday, as renewable energy companies pushed hard for a deal. "I've heard that we've made […]

Michigan Energy Optimization Programs Will Save Customers a Third More Than Predicted

Mostly over-looked in the 2008 energy legislation that brought us our renewable energy standard was a provision that utility companies implement energy optimization programs to increase efficiency. For residential customers, that could mean anything from housing weatherization initiatives, lighting with CFL bulbs, replacing inefficient heating and cooling systems and old appliances, along with various other […]

Michigan Lands Its First Large Wind Turbine Assembly Plant

  Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 08:40:57 AM EST Yeah baby! More details will be announced later today, but the Freep has the story for us now.   In a major boost for Michigan's emerging wind-energy industry, Gov. Jennifer Granholm plans to announce today that the state has attracted its first large wind turbine assembly […]

Will Michigan Gain the Renewable Energy Jobs That Other Midwestern States Leave Behind?

Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 07:31:00 AM EST   Elections have consequences, some of them unexpected. If we play our cards right, Michigan may gain from our Midwestern neighbors electing right-wing leaders that vow to either stall or roll-back progress for their states when it comes to energy policy, the zeal to defy "big government" […]