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Energy 101

Understanding how energy works and how to use it efficiently and safely is key to making Michigan’s energy system work for all of us.

The Importance of Energy Efficiency

A more energy efficient Michigan is a stronger Michigan.

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Using Electricity Safely

Electricity is vital to nearly every aspect of our lives, but it can also be extremely dangerous if not used or handled correctly. That’s why safety is so important.

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