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August 15, 2018 – Air Compliance Excellence (ACE) Award

By | 2018-11-02T00:33:26+00:00 August 17th, 2018|News|

Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) announced on August 15, 2018 that our facility is being recognized for ongoing Air Compliance Excellence with an annual ACE Award.  These awards are designed to highlight local industry's efforts in achieving compliance with their air quality permits, thereby helping to reduce pollution and improve local air quality. We are

March 13, 2018 – US Utilities Turning Shuttered Coal Generating Facilities Into Solar Power Plants

By | 2018-11-02T00:35:10+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News|

The good news is that more and more coal powered generating facilities are being taken offline as competition from natural gas and renewables make them too expensive to operate. The bad news is the land they are built on is often so battered and bruised from years of pollution it can’t be used for anything

May 25, 2017 – Speaker says Whiting site development can boost Luna Pier, region

By | 2017-09-21T17:54:11+00:00 June 8th, 2017|News|

If all goes as expected, the former J.R. Whiting Plant in Luna Pier will be demolished in two years with efforts well in progress for transforming the power plant site into a rail-to-truck terminal and distribution center. While that plan was made public about a month ago (See Whiting acquired), local business and government officials

May 14, 2017 – Port project at former Muskegon coal plant aims to tap into region’s ag industry

By | 2017-09-21T17:54:50+00:00 May 18th, 2017|News|

From MiBiz.com MUSKEGON — As a result of the challenging economics of maintaining decades-old coal plants, communities nationwide have wrestled with how to replace lost tax revenue and repurpose large industrial brownfield sites when those facilities close. For the B.C. Cobb coal plant in Muskegon, whose towering smokestack is an unmistakable feature along the east end

April 25, 2017 – Forsite Development to Acquire Two Consumers Energy Sites

By | 2017-09-21T17:57:52+00:00 April 27th, 2017|News|

JACKSON, Mich., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has selected an experienced firm to demolish and redevelop two of its former coal-fired power plants. Citing the successful track record of Forsite Development Inc. with repurposing industrial property, Consumers Energy tapped the North Carolina company to redevelop its 115-acre B.C. Cobb Generating Plant in Muskegon and

March 22, 2017 – B.C. Cobb buyer announced by Consumers Energy

By | 2017-03-27T12:22:41+00:00 March 27th, 2017|News|

MUSKEGON, MI -- Consumers Energy has announced a North Carolina company intends to buy and demolish the B.C. Cobb Power Plant. Forsite Development Inc. of North Carolina plans to acquire the power plant and the J.R. Whiting site in Luna Pier, according to a statement from Consumers Energy. Both sites are expected to be demolished

July 22, 2016 – Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award Winners Announced

By | 2016-08-15T15:33:58+00:00 August 15th, 2016|News|

July 22, 2016 The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of the 53rd Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. This year's winners are exceedingly notable Conservation devotees who work for species ranging from elk, amphibians, fish and bear and from water quality experts, land stewardship advocates, and those helping to preserve unique ecosystems. The