As Michigan Lawmakers ponder a new energy plan, 89.1 WEMU explores where businesses in the state stand on the issues. In this month's edition of '1st Friday Focus on the Environment,' Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak talks with Dan Scripps. Mr. Scripps Senior Advisor for the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council.
MI E-I-B-C Senior Advisor Dan Scripps says the economic impact of clean energy manufacturing is $7.2 billion each year. This is from two reports we commissioned in 2012 that found a $2.3 billion economic impact from energy efficiency manufacturing and $4.9 billion from renewable energy manufacturing. Those reports are here and here.
The statistic that energy efficiency programs saves $4 for every dollar invested also comes from an MPSC report (the actual figure for 2014 - the most recent year - is $4.38 for every dollar):
Other informational resources:
http://www.cleanjobsmidwest.com/state/michigan/ http://energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources/renewable-energy http://midwestenergynews.com/2016/04/12/report-rural-michigan-landowners-net-millions-from-wind-farms/ http://midwestenergynews.com/2016/03/01/michigan-advocates-seek-stronger-voice-for-residential-ratepayers/