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Q&A: Trying to build a future for nuclear power

A nuclear power plant under construction in India in 2013. (Photo by IAEA via Creative Commons)Despite an aging nuclear fleet and slow development of new power plants, two young leaders in the industry recently spent three days in Minnesota working to attract college students to the field.

Michigan regulators use PACE to ‘set example’ on efficiency

The Michigan Public Service Commission announced this week that it will be the first state energy agency in the country to use Property Assessed Clean Energy financing for efficiency projects at its new headquarters.

‘A tale of two peninsulas': Can Michigan’s grid be unified?

miso map 460The uncertain future of the Upper Peninsula’s largest coal-fired power plant have lit a new fire under a long-simmering debate about potentially uniting with the rest of Michigan into a single power distribution system.