High levels of carbon emissions spell bad news for the environment, and there isn’t a single silver bullet for addressing the problem.
This Earth Day, we’re clearing the air (get it?) on some common carbon misconceptions.
Reducing carbon emissions is crucial to keeping energy production and use sustainable for the future—especially as our world continues to develop greater dependency on digital tools, electronic devices, and automated processes. It’s also necessary for a healthy environment.
Renewable energy sources are definitely an important part of our efforts to reduce carbon emissions. But resources like solar and wind are only a small piece of the puzzle.
AMP believes it’s important to focus not just on the mechanisms but the end goal, which is helping every Michigander reduce his or her carbon footprint through smarter energy use, cleaner energy generation, and a flexible energy strategy.
The right mix to combat carbon emissions
So, what is the smart strategy to combat carbon emissions while also meeting Michigan’s energy needs in the short and long term?
It can be summed up as follows:
Did you know?
Michigan’s local energy providers are the state’s largest investors in renewable energy, too.
Having a future-focused approach to energy is vital. Solar and wind energy alone can’t reliably supply all the energy Michiganders need every day, rain or shine, day and night. That’s why AMP supports a true all-of-the-above energy supply for Michigan.
What about you? If you believe Michigan can build a brighter energy future by focusing on results rather than mechanisms, sign our statement of support for a flexible energy supply today.