Environment & Energy

Policy: Environment & Energy

Muskegon utility hopes for new use of closed plant

04/23/14 10:30 AM

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy is committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years, officials with the utility said. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. offered updates Tuesday on plans to...
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Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

By Zack Colman | 04/23/14 12:22 PM

Developers of a Georgia nuclear project didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it secured $6.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE calculated a...
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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

By KATY DAIGLE | 04/23/14 07:30 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down...
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