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Coal piles disappear as Valley power plant completes conversion to gas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (11/24)
After burning coal in the Menomonee Valley for nearly 50 years, We Energies has completed the $62 million conversion of its Milwaukee, Wis., power plant to cleaner-burning natural gas instead.

Pilot project stashes power in balloons deep down in Lake Ontario
Toronto Star (11/17)
Energy storage works by stockpiling surplus energy generated during off-peak periods and converting it into compressed air. This air is then sent underwater, stored in balloons and saved, literally in some cases, for a rainy day.

Plan to close nuclear plant in upstate New York rattles its neighbors
The New York Times (11/16)
To residents of a semirural section of Oswego County, N.Y., the closure of two nuclear power plants on Lake Ontario could mean economic changes.

Trudeau urged to reject Lake Huron nuclear waste site
Detroit Free Press (11/5)
Twelve members of Michigan’s congressional delegation have written to the new Canadian prime minister urging him to block plans for an underground storage facility for nuclear waste near Lake Huron in Ontario.

Entergy to close nuclear plant on Lake Ontario, angering Cuomo
The New York Times (11/2)
The Entergy Corporation decided to close a 40-year-old nuclear power plant on the shore of Lake Ontario, in N.Y., disappointing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who said the company showed a “callous disregard” for more than 600 employees

Researcher says Michigan could get to 100% renewable energy by 2050
Michigan Radio (11/2)
A study by a Stanford University professor says every state in the U.S. could get 100% of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2050. In Michigan, most of that power would come from the state's most abundant renewable resource: wind.

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General Resources
Energy Information Administration
U.S. Department of Energy
The EIA is an independent statistical and analytical agency that maintains a comprehensive data and information program relevant to energy resources.

Energy Regulation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The commission regulates the transmission of oil and natural gas, as well as the wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce.

Great Lakes Region's Global Climate Change/Energy Interests
Council of Great Lakes Industries
A report of discussions at the April 1997 Second Roundtable on North American Energy Policy.

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is a group established to build consensus and identify and address issues affecting the planning, development, and operation of wind power facilities in the Great Lakes region.

Industrial Productivity and Efficiency
Northeast-Midwest Institute
This site provides an overview on industrial productivity and efficiency, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization, subsidies and data on gasoline prices and electricity consumption.

MichEEN: the Michigan Energy Efficiency Network
The Michigan Energy Efficiency Network is a tool for sharing and creating the strategies needed to solve 21st century energy challenges.

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Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company
Delivers natural gas to customers in the mid-western and northeastern United States and Canada.

Natural Gas Pipeline Profile
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Overviews the financial, inventory, performance and safety of U.S. natural gas pipelines.

Pipeline Safety Data Analysis
U.S. Department of Transportation
Annual and summary statistics on liquid accidents, natural gas incidents for transmission and distribution operators.

Pipeline Safety Regulations
Office of Pipeline Safety
Provides pipeline safety laws as stated by the U.S. code Title 49 Regulations Part 186-199.

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