Working on energy-efficient cars at the college level — via competitions like EcoCar — can be a route to a career in the Michigan auto industry.
While the cleantech industry is still largely concentrated on the coasts, a new report shows Illinois is emerging as a national leader.
LED street lights are spreading worldwide, providing smaller carbon footprints, brighter streets and jobs in places like Detroit, which has installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule on a plan for 65,000 new such lights through 2016. Other municipalities statewide are also moving to adopt LED street lights, thanks to federal supports and an optional energy efficiency program providing rebates throughout most of the state.
As Michigan considers expanding its renewable energy standard, new research is raising questions about what types of biomass should be included.