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Granholm Hails Plans to Transform Former Wixom Assembly Plant into Renewale Energy Park, Creating...

LANSING, MI - September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today hailed plans to transform the former Ford Wixom Assembly plant into a $725 million renewable energy park anchored by Xtreme Power and Clairvoyant Solar. The project, which still requires approval of federal and state incentives, will provide up to 4,000 jobs on site

Granholm Issues Executive Directive to Help Michigan Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 20 Percent by...

Directive implements recommendations ofMichigan Climate Action Council. LANSING, MI - July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today issued Executive Directive 2009-4 implementing several recommendations from the Michigan Climate Action Council that will help Michigan reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050

Stabenow, Levin Announce More Than $1.9 Million in Grants for Michigan Wind Energy Projects

WASHINGTON, DC - July 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — More than $1.9 million will be granted to three Michigan wind energy projects, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both D-Mich., announced today. The funds, disbursed by the Department of Energy and allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February, will help Dow Corning, Michigan Aerospace Corporation, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor develop wind power, which is fast growing as a source of clean electricity across the nation.“A wind turbine has over 8,000 individual parts and they all can be made right here in Michigan,” said Stabenow. “I am pleased these grants will support the important research efforts happening across our state as we continue to lead the way in developing clean energy technologies in the 21st century economy.”

DELEG Announces Green Lodging Certification for Sunburst Inn Facility Earns Partner Certification

July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Sunburst Inn, located in Ludington, has earned Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) Partner certification from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG). Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) encourages hotels, resorts, motels, and bed & breakfast facilities to implement environmental initiatives and cost-saving "green" practices to conserve energy, reduce water consumption, protect air quality, reduce waste, and participate in environmentally preferred purchasing.

Obama Administration Announces More Than $32 Million for Energy Projects Michigan

Funding Will Speed Adoption of Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies. Battle Creek, MI - June 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $32 million in Recovery Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Michigan. Under DOE’s State Energy Program, states have proposed statewide plans that prioritize energy savings, create or retain jobs, increase the use of renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This initiative is part of the Obama Administration’s national strategy to support job growth, while making a historic down payment on clean energy

DELEG Announces Green Lodging Certification for Grand Hotel Facility Earns Partner Certification

April 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Grand Hotel, located on Mackinac Island, has earned Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) Partner certification from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG). Grand Hotel is eligible for Leader certification (the highest possible level) pending a site visit which will be conducted once the hotel opens for the 2009 season.

Sen. Van Woerkom to participate in tree planting ceremony for Earth Week

April 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Briefing: Sen. Van Woerkom will participate in a tree planting ceremony with the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association as part of the group’s “Plant Michigan Green Initiative.” Held during the week of Earth Day, the ceremony will promote how plants can contribute to keeping Michigan’s environment healthy.

Michigan’s Energy Future Today – DELEG’s Newest Cable Show Hits the Airwaves Statewide Keeping...

April 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Michigan's Energy Future Today, a new cable show designed specifically for Michigan residents, will air on cable stations statewide beginning in April, Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) Communications Director Mario L. Morrow announced today. The new program will cover a wide range of topics including renewable energy, green jobs, advanced energy technologies, and energy efficiency

MPSC Issues Request for Proposal for up to $8.5 million in Michigan Energy Efficiency...

April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for up to $8.5 million in Michigan energy efficiency grants. The grants are funded by the Low‑Income and Energy Efficiency Fund.

Earth Day Ceremony: New LEED Gold-Certified Building Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking Offer Renewable Energy...

BAY CITY, MI - March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony will welcome the Michigan Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) to their new location at the Bay City Business Center, a building with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Murray D. Wikol - President and CEO of ProVisions, LLC, the facility's developer and owner - will host this ceremony at 2 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, at 401 Ketchum Street.

Still Time to Save Green with Early Registration for May 11th “Green Today, Jobs...

March 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Director Stanley "Skip" Pruss announced today that there is still time to save money with early registration for the May 11 "Green Today, Jobs Tomorrow" conference at the Lansing Center. The deadline for the early registration has been extended through March 31.

DELEG Announces Green Lodging Certification for Sheraton Detroit Novi Facility Earns Steward Certification

February 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Sheraton Detroit Novi, located in Novi, Michigan, has earned Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) Steward certification from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG).

Credit Card Registration Now Available Online for “Green Today, Jobs Tomorrow” Conference on May...

February 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) is now offering credit card registration online for the "Green Today, Jobs Tomorrow" daylong conference on May 11, 2009 at the Lansing Center.

DELEG Announces Green Lodging Certification for Park Place Hotel Facility Earns Steward Certification

January 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Park Place Hotel, located in Traverse City, has earned Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) Steward certification from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG)

Many Benefits for Michigan in Economic Recovery Plan

Proposal includes investment in advanced vehicle battery technology Washington D.C. - January 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, released today by U.S. House Leadership, is a comprehensive recovery package that will bring many positive developments to the State of Michigan and our residents

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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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State Waives Well Water Testing Fee for Isabella and Midland County...

The State of Michigan encourages all residents with a private drinking water well that has been covered by flood water to have their well cleaned and tested to ensure the water is safe to consume. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley declared a “state of disaster” for Isabella and Midland counties Friday after severe weather and intense rain struck the counties, resulting in widespread flood damage.