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Ed Rivet
Michigan Conservative Energy Forum / micef.org

A series of "energy freedom" bills, which would allow customers to diversify energy generation and usage is before the Michigan Legislature.  For this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Ed Rivet, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, about a new strategy to move the measures forward. 


Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

According to the Association of Oil Pipelines, pipelines are energy “lifelines."  They create jobs, keep costs down, and are the safest way to transport oil and gas.  It’s easy to see they currently fuel the American way of life.  But there’s disagreement on whether building more pipelines is in our collective best interest. 


Smart Meters Scheduled For Vote This Week

Mar 13, 2017
Smart Meter
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Utilities shouldn’t be able to penalize customers for keeping old versions of their meters.  That’s the intent of legislation in Lansing up for committee vote this week.


Air Conditioner
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Recent, extremely, hot weather means high energy bills and stress on local utilities.  Here's what can be done to lower costs and avoid any heat-related utility problems.


Wikipedia Media Commons

Ann Arbor's city council approved a $370 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  Find out how it will affect you.


Steve Johnson

Ann Arbor residents could soon see utility rates increase.