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Energy News Roundup: Climate change, energy transition are transforming the Great Lakes Region | Great Lakes Now

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Energy News Roundup: Climate change, energy transition are transforming the Great Lakes Region

Those living near the Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan remain divided over plans to resurrect it. The proposed recommissioning would be the first for a retired nuclear plant in the United States — but could pave the way for more. At a recent meeting in Benton Harbor that marked the opening of a federal public comment period, some of the plant’s neighbors said they were excited about the jobs it would bring back or the low-carbon electricity it would send flowing back onto the grid.

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To tackle climate change, Michigan enlists a ‘corps’ of volunteers | Great Lakes Now

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To tackle climate change, Michigan enlists a ‘corps’ of volunteers

By Gabrielle Nelson, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Public, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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New Michigan law requires homeowners associations to allow rooftop solar | Great Lakes Now

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New Michigan law requires homeowners associations to allow rooftop solar

By Izzy Ross, Interlochen Public Radio

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with IPR and Grist, a nonprofit independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future.

People who want to install solar panels on their roofs have to consider a lot: sunlight, cost, and coordinating with contractors and utilities.

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