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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $39,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $13,100,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               56,700

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $4,700,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $1,200,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           26,000

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Northern Michigan University (NMU) Ripley Addition

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: On May 12, 2008, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit to Northern Michigan University (NMU). The permit authorized … Continue reading

Wisconsin Public Power Inc. Escanaba Plant, Michigan

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Governor Jennifer Granholm; Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2002, the City of Escanaba, Michigan began researching alternatives to its aging coal and oil-fired power plant.  In November 2006, the City partnered with a local … Continue reading

The City of Holland Public Works, MI

STATUS: Prolonged delay, litigation TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Governor Jennifer Granholm; Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In 2007, the City of Holland Board of Public Works (BPW) applied for an air permit to add a 78 mega-watt coal-fired boiler to its … Continue reading

Tondu/MSWDC Northern Lights Coal Project, MI

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION:  Local citizens, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians   PROSPECTS:  Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2003, the developer proposed building a $700 million, 425 mega-watt coal plant on Manistee Lake.  In response to local opposition from citizens … Continue reading

Lansing Coal/Biomass Hybrid Plant, MI

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Hybrid (Coal/Biomass) OPPOSITION: Local citizens; Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: In 2007, the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) proposed a $1 billion hybrid power plant in Lansing, Michigan that would have burned 70 percent coal and … Continue reading

Wolverine Coal Plant, MI

STATUS: Indefinitely Delayed TYPE: Clean coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In 2007 the developer proposed a $1.3 billion, 600 mega-watt coal-fired base load power plant near Rogers City on the Lake … Continue reading

LS Power/ Dynegy’s Midland Power Plant, MI

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: The developer proposed a 750 megawatt plant near Midland, Michigan at a cost of $1.9 billion.  The local community supported the proposal.  However, opposition by national special interest groups such … Continue reading

Consumers Energy Coal Plant, MI

STATUS: Prolonged Delay TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In May 2007, the developer announced plans to build an 830-megawatt clean coal unit at its Karn/Weadock Generating Complex near Bay City, Michigan at a cost of approximately $2 … Continue reading

Great Lakes Energy and Research Park, MI

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE:  Clean coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In 2007, M&M Energy announced plans for the Great Lakes Energy Research Park, a $3 billion complex consisting of a 750 mega-watt IGCC power plant on … Continue reading

Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station Unit 3, Monroe County, Michigan

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Nuclear OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups (Sierra Club, Don’t Waste Michigan, Beyond Nuclear, Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination, and Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario). PROSPECTS:  Prolonged Delay  BACKGROUND:  DTE Energy submitted an application in … Continue reading