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It’s 2019! New Energy Opportunities in the New Year

It’s a new year and plenty of new opportunities to strengthen Michigan’s energy future lie ahead. In 2019, local energy companies are making great progress toward a set of resolutions that bolster the reliability, affordability, and sustainability of our energy supply:

  1. Reducing carbon emissions: Michigan is taking a comprehensive approach to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050. We’re on track with the recommendations of the international scientific community and the UN’s 2018 climate report.
  2. Increasing renewable energy for everyone: Michigan’s local energy providers are making huge investments in wind, solar, and hydro power that will make renewable energy accessible to everyone, regardless of where they live.
  3. Strengthening the electric grid: When there is talk about infrastructure, highways and bridges often come to mind, but perhaps one of the most important pieces of our infrastructure that needs an update is the electric grid. Modernizing Michigan’s electric grid means we can be secure in the safety and reliability of our energy for the next 100 years.

The backbone of Michigan’s energy strategy is our move to integrated resource plans, better known as IRPs. These plans are blueprints for what energy production will look like for many years to come in the Wolverine State.

To learn more about other 2019 energy goals, check out the Issues tab to take a closer look at AMP’s priorities.