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Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s notice to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac by May won’t prompt some of the changes many environmental groups hoped for. 

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The plan to dig a nearly four-mile tunnel underneath the Straits of Mackinac and replace the Line 5 oil and gas pipelines continues to move forward. 

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Supporters of the Line 5 tunnel project showed up in full force at a state agency hearing this week. 


State preps for winter weather

Sep 12, 2019
Noelle Riley / Interlochen Public Radio

Michigan has multiple steps it can take to ensure there’s enough energy for homes and businesses if  the state has another polar vortex this winter.

Until recently, if a home solar array produced more electricity than the house used, it would go through the meter onto the grid. Residents with solar power arrays got paid for that power at the same rate as the power company charged other residents.  Power that comes in/power that goes out: same price. This even exchange is called net metering.