Governor Whitmer announced on Oct. 5 of Energy Efficiency Day, recognizing that Michigan committed to reducing energy use in all current and future government facilities.
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, fastest, and cleanest way to meet Michigan’s energy needs, prevent harmful pollution, and reduce utility bills for residents and businesses in our communities.
Michigan residents can continue to contribute to the state’s energy efficiency initiatives by learning about and participating in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Catalyst Communities Initiative through the Energy Services Program, which promotes energy efficiency through grants and funding. opportunities to restore lights, upgrade equipment, and projects that are compatible with the power to implement.
EGLE’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency webpage provides information on how Catalyst Communities can transition to decarbonization as it relates to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Catalyst Communities Initiative is a comprehensive initiative to provide education, training, planning and technical resources to local government officials as they prepare for climate impacts on emergency response and public health.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency webpage includes information on:
- Marking and tracking
- Financing energy conservation and renewable energy
- Deployment of renewable energy
- Improved energy efficiency
- Proper street lighting
- Use of public energy; and
- Apartment Management
“Together, we can continue to contribute to our sustainability efforts by learning more about energy efficiency and using smart energy in our daily lives,” Gov. Whitmer says.