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.