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Clean Energy Future
The shift to clean energy in Michigan is well underway - our biggest challenge is to make sure that politicians in Washington, in Lansing and in our hometowns don't block our clean energy future. Michigan became a national leaders in clean energy investments in recent years. More than 100,000 jobs have been created and $10 billion invested in solar component manufacturing, advanced batteries, wind turbine construction, energy efficiency and more.
But Governor Snyder and Michigan Congressional and Legislative leaders seem determined to turn back the clock - threatening not only new and expanding good clean energy jobs and our competitiveness as a state, but promoting dirty energy like coal and nuclear power that threaten our children, the Great Lakes, and Michigan's future.
Michigan needs a clean energy future that starts with increasing our energy efficiency so we can do more with less dollars. We need to build more clean energy components here, and deploy them here to produce our own renewable energy here instead of sending train car loads of dollars out of state to buy dirty coal and oil. Michigan has some of the best wind power opportunities in the country, and a huge potential for solar power as well. Our children need Michigan to get Beyond Coal now, from transitioning away from MSU's coal plant, the largest on-campus coal plant in the country, to dumping the expensive and dangerous plans for new coal plants in our state. And it is well past time for Michigan to "say no" to a new nuclear power plant.
Michigan has a good head start in making the transition to a clean energy economy that will eliminate toxic mercury and global warming gases and protect our health, while making our energy of the future affordable and keeping good jobs in Michigan. There are many ways for you to get involved, from adopting clean energy yourself to joining our lobby days at the state capitol!
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