China signs on to Alaska gas pipeline, but it's far from set
The New York Times, feat. Mark Barteau
The latest push in a decades-long effort to commercialize vast stores of Alaska's natural gas got a boost when the state announced a deal with three Chinese companies. But the $43 billion project is far from reality.
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End of Clean Power Plan unlikely to change energy direction in Michigan
Crain’s Detroit Business, feat. Steve Skerlos
Michigan's top energy officials say the Trump administration's move to rescind the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan will have a negligible impact on the state's plans to produce cleaner energy that will reduce pollution by using renewable energy and natural gas to generate electricity.
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Many people in the Midwest may still remember the Northeast blackout of 2003, which left around 45 million people without power, some for as long as two days. Occurrences as massive as that blackout are relatively scarce in the Midwest; generally power outage events are relatively localized and fixed within a few hours. In recent years, however, cities across the country have come to the conclusion that, for critical health care and industrial assets, waiting a few hours for power is not always a possibility.
Using University of Michigan buildings as batteries
The Michigan Engineer News Center, feat. Johanna Mathieu and Ian Hiskens
Michigan researchers and staff are testing how to use the immense thermal energy of large buildings as theoretical battery packs. The goal is to help the nation’s grid better accommodate renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.
Q&A: Michigan economist discusses the market forces pushing electric vehicles, clean energy
Midwest Energy News, feat. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
After serving 18 years as chief global economist at Ford Motor Co. and then as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama, Ellen Hughes-Cromwick brings a market-driven perspective to the way energy use and transportation could mitigate the impacts of climate change.