Governor Whitmer proclaimed October 5 Energy Efficiency Day, noting that Michigan is committed to reducing energy consumption at all current and future state facilities.
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, fastest, and cleanest way to meet Michigan’s energy needs, prevent dangerous pollution, and reduce utility bills for residents and businesses in our communities.
Michigan residents can continue to contribute to the state’s energy efficiency efforts by learning about and participating in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) Catalyst Communities initiative through of its Energy Services Program, which promotes energy efficiency through grants and financing. opportunities for lighting retrofits, equipment upgrades and energy-related implementation projects.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy 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 public officials as they prepare for climate impacts on emergency response and public health.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency web page includes information on:
- Benchmarking and Tracking
- Financing energy efficiency and renewable energies
- Deployment of renewable energies
- Energy efficiency improvements
- Efficient public lighting
- Community energy consumption; and
- Fleet management
“Together, we can continue to contribute to our sustainability efforts by learning more about energy efficiency and practicing smarter energy use in our daily lives,” Governor Whitmer noted.