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Deja vu all over again: Mic...

Deja vu all over again: Michigan auto dealers sneakily try to lock Tesla out of the state

(via www.treehugger.com)

When the incumbents do everything in their power to keep you out of the market, rather than try to compete with you directly on the merit of their products, you know you're on to something.

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on Oct 22, 2014 at 08:20 AM
Detroit Electric Cars Get T...

Detroit Electric Cars Get Teased as Production Nears

(via gas2.org)

The message that you should get from the video, above, is clear: Despite the fact that the cars are built on an increasingly aging Lotus Elise platform with roots in the 1990s, the fact that they’re being built in Holland, and the fact that their primary market seems to be Korea, the Detroit Electric CarThe post Detroit Electric Cars Get Teased as Production Nears appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Oct 19, 2014 at 05:51 AM
Michigan Poised to Start Ba...

Michigan Poised to Start Banning Tesla Sales

(via inhabitat.com)

Michigan just passed a bill in state legislature that essentially bans Tesla from selling cars within the state. HB 5606 prohibits vehicle manufacturers from selling cars directly to consumers. The language creating the ban was added to the bill at the last

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on Oct 18, 2014 at 06:23 AM
Detroit Electric To Bring 3...

Detroit Electric To Bring 300 EVs To Korean Island

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Detroit Electric has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea’s Jeju Island to provide 300 electric vehicles to the zero emissions zone islandThe post Detroit Electric To Bring 300 EVs To Korean Island appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Oct 15, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Michigan toddler dies from ...

Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus strain

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A Michigan girl is the second child to die this year in the U.S. from the virus.

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on Oct 13, 2014 at 01:21 AM
Detroit will be a climate r...

Detroit will be a climate refuge for city dwellers...in 2100

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There are good climate-change cities, and bad climate-change cities, according to observers. Happy in Anchorage or Portland? Stay put. Hot already in droughty CA? Become a climate migrant.

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on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Michigan woman holds off th...

Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

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on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:50 PM

US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities (HQ, MI)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

WASHINGTON ? In a settlement with the United States, Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation, has agreed to install pollution control technology, continue operating existing pollution controls and comply with emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company?s fi...

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on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:57 AM
For Michigan Farmers, Agric...

For Michigan Farmers, Agricultural Energy-Efficiency Programs Are a Big Source of Savings

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Lauren Kubiak, Energy Fellow, New York:Michigan’s second-largest industry is agriculture. The sector provides $92 billion annually to the state’s economy, employs a quarter of its workforce, grew during the economic downturn, and feeds millions of Americans every day. Michigan’s agricultural sector also uses an extraordinary...

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on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM
More mediation ordered over...

More mediation ordered over potential Detroit bankruptcy deal

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered ongoing mediation in Detroit's historic bankruptcy over a potential settlement between the city and one of its fiercest creditors, while adding holdout creditor Financial Guaranty Insurance Co to the list of parties whose attendance is required. District Judge Gerald Rosen, the chief mediator in the bankruptcy case, ordered that mediation, which began on Thur...

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on Sep 11, 2014 at 05:50 PM