This is my second and final installment in reporting on the Center for Automotive Research (CAR)’s 50th annual “Management Briefing Seminars” conference held earlier this month in Traverse City, Michigan. Connected and Automated Vehicles: Competition, Rules and Interesting TimesThe first presentation on day one included a fantastic group of panelists from automotive suppliers, government agencies and leading consultancies. The session was held on the heels of the German OEM consortium’s purchase of HERE, a company engaged in three-dimensional mapping which has announced an intention to pursue an “open development” approach, which created an interesting backdrop and buzz to the session. Key TakeawayThis topic will clearly occupy the hearts and minds of automotive engineers, suppliers, consumers, governments and others involved in the automotive ecosystem for some time to come. It is safe to say that all three groups (suppliers, government … [Read more...] about Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Moving Forward in High Gear
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Natural Gas Power Plant Approval Case Gets StartedThe first hearing at the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) regarding the application of Consumers Energy to build a 700 MW natural gas-fired power plant (Case U-17429) occurred August 19. Twelve intervenors were granted party status: the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council; Energy Michigan; Attorney General for the State of Michigan; Association of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity (ABATE); Midland Cogeneration Venture Limited Partnership; Renaissance Power LLC; New Covert Generating Company LLC; Interstate Gas Supply, Inc.; First Energy Solutions Corp.; Michigan State Utility Workers Council; Sierra Club; National Resources Defense Fund; and Michigan of Environmental Council. Potential issues to be raised by the interveners include the assumptions in the filed Integrated Resource Plan on: alternative and renewable energy generation availability and costs; the limitations of the customer choice … [Read more...] about Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Law News – August 2013
The Detroit Public Lighting Department (PLD) currently serves 115 customers, including: Detroit Public Schools; Joe Louis Arena; Cobo Hall; the Detroit Institute of Arts; Wayne State University; McNamara Building Federal Building; and the city’s traffic signal system (almost 1300 intersections). The Detroit Emergency Manager recently notified DTE Energy Company that PLD will be winding down its electricity distribution and transmission services and requested that DTE provide service to PLD’s customers. The switchover will take five to seven years, as DTE will replace the PLD grid over time. How DTE will recover the costs of the transfer and upgrades has become an issue to be decided by the MPSC in Case No. U-17427. … [Read more...] about Lights Out at Detroit’s Municipal Utility?
Lansing — Attorney general candidates Pat Miles and Dana Nessel are locked in a divisive race heading into an early endorsement convention designed to unify Democratic voters and donors around a nominee months ahead of the November election. The contentious race has split major union groups and seen the candidates, campaigns and supporters trade jabs over policy flip flops, background baggage and campaign finance reports. Michigan Democratic Party members, including an influx of new “progressives,” are set to flood Cobo Center in Detroit on April 15 for the endorsement convention, the first of its kind in several election cycles. Officials expect thousands of Democrats will cast electronic ballots in support of candidates for attorney general, secretary of state and two Michigan Supreme Court justice slots prior to formal nominations in August. “The goal is to signify who our nominee is likely to be,” said Chairman Brandon Dillon, “to basically clear … [Read more...] about Nessel, Miles fight for Dem ‘endorsement’ in AG race
U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 09, 3:02 AM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury World By Daniela Cobos On 11/16/17 AT 1:47 PM An Australian diplomat died Wednesday after falling from a New York City building during a trust fall activity, WNBC reported Wednesday. Julian Simpson, Australia’s second secretary to the United Nations, fell five stories from the seventh floor of his Lower East Side residence early Wednesday.New York City police found his body on the second-floor terrace of the apartment building on Clinton Street near E. Houston Street at around 1:35 a.m. After going to dinner and drinks with his wife and their friends, the group returned to Simpson’s home. They gathered on the roof deck to view the Empire State Building, which was lit with rainbow colors to celebrate Australia passing gay marriage legislation. … [Read more...] about Australian Diplomat Falls Off Terrace And Dies During Trust Fall