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Eastern UP and northern Michigan electric companies are working today to restore power to thousands of homes throughout the area.
Michigan Community Action has received nine million dollars in state and federal funding to help low income families with their energy bills.
Kate White is the executive director of Michigan Community Action, “We’re hearing predictions that it’s going to be another cold and difficult winter and the key thing is to remember you are so much better off if you try to ask for help before you fall behind on your energy bills.”
White says people should start thinking about their heating now, before the snow starts to fly.
“We know that many families really want to get back to work,” White said. “They want to have enough money to take care of their children and to keep a nice home as so we’re here to help with that.”
Anyone who needs energy assistance or would like to know more about the program can contact their local Community Action agency.
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Residents and businesses in the Upper Peninsula are paying more this year for electricity, and their bills could increase even further as organizations in Michigan and Wisconsin argue over who should pay to operate a power plant in Marquette.
Michigan propane users are being encouraged to prepare for winter now, to make it more comfortable for themselves during the actual winter season.
Traverse City Light and Power has an offer on the table from a private company to purchase the city-owned utility.
Solar and wind power often get attention, but another alternative power source has officials looking in the woods.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a program to improve diversity in biomass crops. The feds want to encourage things like poplar trees or certain types of grasses; Crops other than corn or soybeans which are already commonly used by power plants to create clean energy. Read more
A Georgia-based solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region.
Officials said the solar manufacturing company, Suniva, has started construction of a new facility in Saginaw. Read more
The last two weeks have been good for the wallets of residents traveling in Michigan.
Travel officials say Michigan ranked first in the nation for the largest weekly decrease in gas prices. Read more
After this long holiday weekend, come Monday, State officials will be ready to hit the ground running looking into pipelines in Michigan.