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DNR Encourages Visitors to ‘Camp Green’ at Michigan State Parks

July 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Natural Resources is asking campers to "go green" this season by participating in the department's Camp Green pilot program. The Camp Green program encourages park guests to follow environmentally friendly and energy-efficient practices while visiting Michigan state parks and recreation areas. There are 10 locations participating in this pilot program: Aloha, Cheboygan, Clear Lake, Onaway, Port Crescent, Seven Lakes, Tawas Point, Traverse City and Wilson state parks, plus Bay City State Recreation Area

MPSC Approves $18 Million in Low-Income Energy Efficiency Grants

August 31, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today issued an order approving $18 million in low-income energy efficiency grants...

MPSC: Cut Summer Energy Bills with Improved Energy Efficiency

June 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the summer season begins, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today unveiled its new and improved energy efficiency website, one that makes it easy to find information on utility-run energy efficiency programs that help customers cut energy usage; financial assistance available through the Michigan Saves program; and tips on how to reduce energy consumption at home

Stabenow, Levin Announce More than $6.6 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies in Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both D-Mich., announced $6,641,523 in funding for four Michigan projects supporting advanced energy-efficient building technologies. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The projects will be executed in Midland, West Olive and Benton Harbor.

Levin, Stabenow Announce More than $6.6 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies in Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - June 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both D-Mich., announced $6,641,523 in funding for four Michigan projects supporting advanced energy-efficient building technologies. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The projects will be executed in Midland, West Olive and Benton Harbor

EcoGreenHotel Expands Energy Solutions Team

June 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- EcoGreenHotel is pleased to announce that Mark R. Hahn has been appointed Vice President of Energy Solutions. Mr. Hahn will be responsible for providing comprehensive energy efficient solutions to the hospitality industry, expanding EcoGreenHotel's growing portfolio of clients who have reduced their energy use and operating cost

Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Help Make Homes More Energy Efficient

WASHINGTON, DC - May 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced introduction of legislation that will create jobs in Michigan while helping homeowners make their residences more energy efficient. Senator Stabenow is an original co-sponsor of the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, authored by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). The program provides rebates and tax credits on the labor and material costs of upgrading homes, modeling the successful Cash for Clunkers program Stabenow authored.

Stabenow, Levin Announce Nearly $30 Million for Energy Efficiency in Michigan

WASHINGTON, DC - April 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both D-Mich., announced today that the state has been awarded $30 million for the Michigan Retrofit Ramp-Up Initiative (MRRI). The funding comes from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

MPSC Issues Request for Proposal for Low-Income Energy Efficiency Grants

April 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for low‑income energy efficiency grants. The grants are funded by the Low‑Income and Energy Efficiency Fund (LIEEF).

ADVISORY – Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez to Speak at Urban Green Summit...

March 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) announces that Michigan Public Service Commissioner Monica Martinez will be speaking at the Urban Green Summit, hosted by the Highland Park NAACP, University of Phoenix, and Rainbow PUSH Detroit. The Summit will focus on empowering urban communities through green education and employment.

Stabenow Statement Following Senate Committee Hearing on Energy Efficiency Programs

WASHINGTON, DC - March 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, made the following statement after the committee held a hearing to review proposals designed to create jobs by making buildings energy efficient. The committee heard testimony from Terrence Mierzwa with Consumers Energy, headquartered in Jackson as well as Larry Laseter with Masco Home Services located in Taylor. The committee considered three proposals, including two supported by Senator Stabenow, the Building Star Energy Efficiency Act and the Home Star Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program.

DELEG Announces Green Lodging Certification for Trout Creek Condominium Resort in Harbor Springs Facility...

December 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Trout Creek Condominium Resort, located in Harbor Springs, has earned Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) Steward certification from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG).

$2.7 Billion Released for Home Energy Assistance

Washington D.C.) - October 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of $2.7 billion in grant funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) . The funding, which is for the remaining months of the year, will be used to help eligible families pay the costs of heating and insulating their homes this winter

Greenest State of Michigan Facility to Activate Wind Turbine in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Receive...

BAY CITY, MI - October 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Bay City Business Center, recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified State of Michigan facility, will be the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce its newly constructed wind turbine. The Michigan Department of Environment Quality (DEQ); the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG); and ProVisions, LLC will host the ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 27 at 401 Ketchum Street in Bay City. Free tours allowing the public to view the wind turbine will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stabenow, Levin Announce Over $5 Million in Recovery Package Funding to Green Public Housing

WASHINGTON, DC - September 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Carl Levin (D-MI) announced today that Michigan has been awarded $5,535,975 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding is from the Public Housing Capital Funds and will be used to upgrade public housing by increasing energy efficiency and create jobs

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New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation extending deadline to apply for personal...

Employers with eligible manufacturing personal property can now file for tax exemptions until May 31, 2017, under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Manufacturing personal property is defined as personal property located on land used for industrial processing.