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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:51 AM Tuesday

Whitmer, Duggan talk federal investments in Michigan's clean energy economy

(Michigan Advance) During a day-long summit Monday in Detroit, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared, “Michigan’s clean energy future is bright.”

“With the game-changing clean energy package I signed to lower costs, create jobs, and reduce pollution and the Biden-Harris administration’s historic legislation to bring clean manufacturing and critical supply chains back home to Michigan, we are poised to lead the future,” Whitmer added. “We will keep working together to lower costs for tens of thousands of Michigan families while improving their quality of life and protecting the precious natural resources that we, and future generations of Michiganders, rely on. Let’s keep rolling up our sleeves and facing climate change with climate action.”


The summit, which was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, was emceed by Mitch Landrieu, former senior adviser in the President Joe Biden administration and current Biden-Harris campaign official. Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi were featured speakers.

Duggan said Detroit is looking at ways to generate enough solar energy to power more than 100 city-owned buildings. He credited the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that Biden signed. .....................(more)


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