Entries by WMEAC

Mourning the loss of New Coal?!

A new Op-Ed by Nolan Finley in the Detroit News titled, Cap and Tax Fight Already Being Lost, mourns the increasing regulation blocking new coal plants from being developed. Worse, the article references new DTE CEO Gerry Anderson whom unimaginatively critiques renewable energy in Michigan and the article fails to even […]

How did the Michigan environment fair in the General Election?

Michigan’s environmental fate is yet to be determined, but upon first glance its environmental advocates face on an uphill climb in the coming legislative session. WMEAC and its statewide partners worked hard to build relationships with candidates on both sides of the aisle before the elections. We’re hopeful this work […]

Exploring Our Energy Future Forums To Examine Local Impacts of Alternative Energy

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has announced that it is presenting a series of four monthly forums this fall and winter that will examine the future of West Michigan’s energy infrastructure, its associated industries and the environmental, economic and social concerns related to the development of alternative and traditional […]

Landmark California Climate Law Faces Referendum

The voters of California have a choice this election day whether or not to continue leading the nation in addressing climate change.  Proposition 23 would postpone the law until the state drops below 5.5% unemployment for an entire year.   Polling shows the measure trailing 48 percent to 32 percent among likely voters, […]

Building Codes Become 30% More Energy Efficient

An international standard of building codes just got more environmentally friendly.  The new 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) improves upon its 2006 standard by 30% savings! According to the press release, “The model energy code governs home and commercial building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and the […]