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AMP Celebrates Michigan’s Clean Energy Milestones

From the first commercial wind turbine to landmark legislation requiring 35% renewable sources by 2025, Michigan policymakers, regulators, and local energy providers are always working to ensure we have the right mix of renewables, energy efficiency, and cleaner energy sources to power a sustainable, reliable, affordable energy future.

Check out the timeline below to see how Michigan’s clean energy progress has evolved over the past 25 years—and where it’s headed over the next 30.

 

 

[1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Michigan#cite_note-9

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_EV1

[3] https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/mrep_data_report_2006_final_210560_7.pdf (figure 2)

[4] https://www.newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/about-dte/common/fermi2/fermi2-power-plant

[5] http://elpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ELPCMichiganSolarandWindReport2011.pdf

[6] https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/2007-SNB-0213_254495_7.pdf

[7] https://www.exeloncorp.com/locations/power-plants/harvest-i-wind-project

[8] https://www.watershedcouncil.org/great-lakes-wind-energy.html

[9] https://www.ecocenter.org/energy-efficiency-schools

[10] https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/57710.pdf

[11https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Volt

[12] https://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.php?sid=MI

[13] https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/msu-plant-switches-to-wood-biomass-fuel/

[14] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_in_Michigan

[15] https://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/2015/10/solar_garden_will_give_all_con.html

[16] https://www.consumersenergy.com/company/7-coal-plants-retire

[17] https://www.utilitydive.com/news/down-to-the-wire-michigan-passes-sweeping-renewable-energy-retail-choice/432528/

[18] https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2017/10/lapeer_becomes_home_to_michiga.html

[19] https://www.gmsustainability.com/aspire/strategy.html

[20] http://www.michiganbiomass.com/docs/biomasswhitepaper.pdf

[21] https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90640-510260–,00.html

[22] https://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-energy-news/michigan-launches-mi-power-grid-120219

[23] https://www.consumersenergy.com/news-releases/news-release-details/2019/05/29/consumers-energy-launches-new-electric-vehicle-charging-and-customer-rebate-program

[24] https://empoweringmichigan.com/a-hydro-power-play-bridging-to-a-renewable-energy-future/

[25] https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/27/21083356/gm-cruise-ev-av-production-announcement-detroit-hamtramck-origin

[26] https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/01/ann-arbor-eyes-old-landfill-as-potential-solar-farm-site.html

[27] https://www.conservationfund.org/where-we-work/michigan

[28] https://www.michigan.gov/mpsc/0,9535,7-395-93308_93325_93423_93502-500271–,00.html

[29] https://www.environmentalleader.com/2019/03/dte-energy-coal-plant-retirements/

[30] https://empoweringmichigan.com/dte-building-cleaner-energy-future-today-2/

[31] https://www.environmentalleader.com/2019/03/dte-energy-coal-plant-retirements/, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/energy/2018/02/19/michigans-consumers-energy-stop-burning-coal-2040/351455002/

[32] https://empoweringmichigan.com/netzero/