Energy & Climate Change

To build a better future for Michigan we must rise to the challenge of climate change by cutting our carbon pollution and encouraging clean energy.

The need for unified action on climate change is clear.  Michigan is already seeing greater climate-related health impacts along with weather extremes that hurt our food growers and more severe rain events that pollute our Great Lakes with sewage overflows.

MEC is working to tackle climate change at its source -- our reliance on fossil fuels.  By passing forward-thinking policy at the state-level that reduces our dependence on dirty energy and promotes renewable energy at the local level, we’re laying the framework for a clean energy economy that will reduce energy costs for families and protect public health and the environment for future generations to enjoy.

2017-18 Legislative Priorities:

  • Increase efforts to lower utility bills by eliminating energy waste and decreasing peak demand during the summer.
  • Continue to support solar energy projects at the residential and community level, especially by encouraging enrollment in net metering programs.
  • Encourage robust public input on designing a fair tariff for privately generated solar power.

Promoting Clean Energy

Cleaner, cheaper, healthier energy is here. It’s time for Michigan to commit to 100% renewable energy to combat climate change, protect public health and boost our economy.

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Fighting Fossil Fuels

If we want to reduce energy costs and protect public health and the environment for future generations to enjoy, we need to keep fossil fuels where they belong -- in the ground.

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Advancing Transportation

Michigan may be home to the Motor City, but to tackle climate change and ensure that all people have equitable access to transportation, we need to shift our focus to how we move people, not just cars.

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100% Clean Energy Cities

As the Trump Administration slashes environmental regulations designed to protect public health and help us transition to renewable energy, mayors, and local officials are leading our nation towards a stronger future by committing their cities to ...

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