Entries by David Lingholm

How is renewable energy generated from landfills?

When you drive by a landfill, have you ever looked at it as a potential source of renewable energy? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably a resounding, “No,” but for people like Kevin Dobson, the Vice President of DTE Biomass Energy, those landfills represent an opportunity to convert harmful landfill gas into […]

Opening weekend for Beacon Park Detroit a success

As soon as the shovels were put away from last year’s ground breaking for Beacon Park Detroit, the work began to make sure the park would open with a big splash. From the physical construction of the park to planning the programming, everything needed to happen quickly. That planning and hard work came to fruition […]

Putting Detroit’s neighborhoods on The Map

Driving down Woodward Avenue through downtown Detroit, the signs of major projects, completed or underway, are obvious. Construction of the QLINE is finished, and the streetcars are ferrying visitors and commuters from downtown to New Center. A few cranes are wrapping up work on the outside of the new Little Caesars Arena, while crews work […]

DTE Energy announces plan to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent

Today, DTE Energy announced a broad sustainability initiative that will reduce the company’s carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by 2050. This reduction and 2050 timeframe align with the target scientists broadly have identified as necessary to help address climate change. “Over the past two years we have studied the engineering and economics of […]

Empowering Michigan to drive safely with these tips

The data is in, and the results are not good. For the first time in almost a decade, the National Safety Council estimates that fatalities from motor vehicle crashes exceeded 40,000 people in 2016. That is up 6% from 2015 and 14% from 2014, the highest two-year jump in 53 years. Michigan has the dubious […]

Talking affordable green power on The Guy Gordon Show

10 percent of the electricity generated by DTE Energy comes from renewable sources like solar and wind. While that might seem like enough for some, other customers want to do more to lower their carbon footprint. Enter MIGreenPower. When it launches in April 2017, it will allow people to voluntarily subscribe to purchase more of […]

Questions about radon you’ve never asked but should

Radon is an odorless, tasteless, naturally occurring radioactive gas. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States can be attributed to radon gas exposure. In fact, the United States Surgeon General recommends all homes be tested for radon gas. This begs the question, how do […]