Energy Services has initiated a project to analyze the effectiveness of current energy policies and programs for Michigan's agriculture and rural communities. The purpose of the project is to create an agriculture and rural communities energy roadmap to inform policy makers and program implementers of recommended policies and programs that encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Michigan ranks second in agricultural commodity diversification only to California, rounding out over 300 commodities. Agriculture is one of Michigan's top three industries, contributing over $100 billion annually to the state's economy and employing close to one million people, which accounts for twenty-two percent of the state's employment. Twenty-five percent of Michigan's population lives in rural areas and rising energy costs continue to be a big expense for both of these groups.
|Stakeholder Meeting||07/31/2019||Agenda | Minutes | PowerPoint|
Project Manager, Energy Services