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April 16, 2024

Gretchen Whitmer

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LPO Announces $1.52B Loan to Restart Palisades Nuclear Plant
Michigan’s 800-MW Palisades nuclear power plant could become the first nuclear plant in the U.S. to be restarted, helped by a $1.52 billion loan from DOE’s Loan Programs Office.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Repeal Effort Begins on Michigan Renewable Siting Laws
Opponents of Michigan’s new laws governing siting for renewable wind and solar energy projects have until May 29 to collect petition signatures to potentially put a repeal on the ballot.
Gov. Whitmer
Whitmer Signs Climate Bills, Including 100% ‘Clean Energy’ Goal
The bills codify many of the Michigan governor's climate goals, such as giving the Public Service Commission power to approve sites for new large-scale renewable energy projects and a 100 % clean energy goal of 2040
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Whitmer Calls for State Oversight on Renewable Project Siting
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed that state regulators approve sites for solar and wind energy, a move that would take authority from local governments.  
U.S. DOT
US, Canadian Officials Announce EV Corridor from Michigan to Quebec
A 900-mile EV corridor going from Michigan to Quebec will have charging stations every 50 miles and benefit from U.S.-Canadian cooperation.
DTE Energy
Michigan Dems Seek to End Coal-fired Plants by 2030
Michigan Democrats introduced climate bills that would end coal-fired electric generation by 2030 and mandate 100% renewable electric production by 2035.
Gov. Whitmer
Environmentalists Applaud Whitmer Budget on Climate Change Issues
Gov. Whitmer’s 2023-24 budget proposal calling for about $500 million to fund efforts to reach Michigan’s net-zero goals won praise from environmentalists.
Ultium Cells
DOE Announces $2.5B Loan to EV Battery Manufacturer Ultium
The DOE is providing the loan to help finance construction of new lithium-ion battery manufacturing plants in Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
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Incumbents Successful in Most Contested Governors’ Races
Democrats backing aggressive climate policies won or were leading in eight of 12 of the most contested gubernatorial races after voting Tuesday.
Ford
Activists Call for Michigan to Set 2030 Ban on Gas-powered Car Sales
Activists called on Michigan to ban sales of new gasoline-powered cars by 2030 — five years earlier than the 2035 date set by California in August.

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