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DTE plans to shut down 8 coal-fired units at 3 plants

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DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy Co. plans to shut down eight coal-fired units at three power plants in Michigan within the next seven years. The Detroit-based utility announced Wednesday the units being retired between 2020 and 2023 are at the River Rouge facility in the Detroit area, the St. Clair facility in St. Clair County’s East China Township and the ...

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Is nuclear the key to Michigan’s carbon-free future?

For those who dream of weaning Michigan off fossil fuels, most visions for the future have solar panels and wind turbines blanketing the state. But could the key to low-carbon nirvana lie in a less popular power source that has been here and operational for over 50 years? Nuclear energy currently produces about 23% of total power generation in Michigan ...

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Nuclear regulators halt plans for Fermi 2 hearing

NEWPORT, Mich. — Anti-nuclear activists trying to stop DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear plant from getting a 20-year license extension were dealt a setback Tuesday when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission killed their plans for a special hearing about the plant’s continued operation. The agency’s commissioners overruled a decision by the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to grant a ...

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Cheap natural gas might doom new Fermi nuke plant

Federal regulators are close to approving construction of Michigan’s first new nuclear power reactor in more than a quarter century, although it’s an open question if it will ever get built. The proposed new reactor, named Fermi 3, would sit next to DTE Energy’s currently-operating Fermi 2 nuclear plant on Lake Erie near Monroe, about 30 miles south of Detroit. ...

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Vector shelves pipeline expansion

Vector Pipeline, a Livonia-based joint venture between Canadian oil and gas transport giant Enbridge and DTE Energy, is expanding its business, but is not expanding its pipeline — at least not now. The question was raised after another pipeline company, Rover Pipeline, announced Monday it was dropping plans to build a large gas transmission pipe through six Michigan counties, because ...

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Utica well activity

Utica drilling has leveled off, operations are continuing and production is still on the rise.  However, a major issue lately has been what to do with all the natural gas being produced in the region.  Several pipelines are in the works and they are causing issues among property owners, especially the NEXUS pipeline. The NEXUS pipeline, proposed by Spectra Energy ...

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Large pipelines proposed to carry gas from shale formations

CLEVELAND — The growing supply of natural gas being pulled from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania has become a potential boon for businesses that build large interstate pipelines and a potential nightmare for people who don’t want massive amounts of gas surging through their property. Several underground pipeline projects are proposed to transport ...

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Proposed pipelines are causing a slight uproar


The flourishing supply of natural gas coming from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania has become a promising area for companies that develop interstate pipeline–and a potential migraine for those who are against massive amounts of gas flowing through their property. Currently, there are several proposed underground pipeline projects that would transport natural gas ...

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6 counties cut from proposed ET Rover pipeline route

A large natural-gas transmission pipeline proposed for construction through southeast Michigan will now impact far fewer counties. A deal with an existing pipeline operator means the ET Rover pipeline will no longer be built in Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer counties, Rover Pipeline announced Monday. The pipeline, which still requires federal approval, would carry more than 3 ...

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Ohio’s natural gas boom brings flurry of pipeline construction

A huge supply of natural gas in the shale of northern Appalachia is igniting a mega-boom in gas pipeline construction in Ohio, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1940s. “You have interstate, intrastate, local utility service lines upgrades, collection lines for oil and gas utilities, and lines for gas-fired electric utilities. Altogether, there will be 38,000 miles ...

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