Posted on: Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Call to action:
This week, the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs coalition announced that more than 250 businesses have endorsed the ballot proposal to require that Michigan get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Does your business support the proposal?
News you can use:
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is using solar-powered robots to track hurricane and tropical storm activity. Solar panels on the top of the robots provide renewable energy to power its data collection equipment.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are working on boosting solar cell efficiency by experimenting with silicon wafers coated in a protein extracted from spinach. The wafers produce an electric current that is nearly 2-1/2 times higher than existing biohybrid solar cells.
If you missed yesterday’s Michigan Energy Forum panel discussion on the proposal to increase Michigan’s Renewable Energy Standard to 25 percent by 2025, you can check out detailed coverage on AnnArbor.com.
Small Business Majority is hosting a free conference call on Sept. 17 with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chief of Staff Mike Boots. The call will discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory process and how pending standards might impact your small business. These standards include a host of provisions included in the Clean Air Act.
Source: Michigan Businesses for Clean Energy