MI Healthy Climate Plan Saves Taxpayers $53 Million, Lowers State Building Energy Consumption by 59% – Michigan (.gov)

by | Oct 13, 2022 | Energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, MI Environment highlights energy efficiency improvements in state buildings.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced that the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB) has reduced energy consumption in state buildings by 59% to date. The reduction has saved taxpayers $53 million in potential energy costs in state buildings alone. 

Grand Opening celebration of the cogeneration system at the state’s Secondary Complex. 

“By taking action to implement the goals of the MI Healthy Climate Plan, we have saved taxpayers $53 million and reduced energy consumption of state buildings by 60%,” said Governor Whitmer. “As the Great Lakes State, we must take bold actions to protect our environment, economy, and public health so we can leave behind clean air and water for future generations. Our goal to combat climate change and achieve statewide decarbonization by 2050 is ambitious, but thanks to our efforts and steady progress, I know we can get it done. I will work with anyone to improve energy efficiency, reduce wasteful consumption, and save taxpayer dollars. Together, let’s pursue a clean energy future while lowering costs and creating jobs.” 
The governor announced the MI Healthy Climate Plan in September 2020 as an effort to protect the state’s environment, promote clean energy goals, and put Michigan on the path towards becoming fully carbon neutral by 2050. As part of the plan, Executive Directive 202 …

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