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Moving Towards a Low Carbon Future - Industries
Energy and Agriculture
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. Ensuring that our agricultural sector is energy efficient and transitions to renewable energy is an important step towards decarbonization.
Energy and Small Businesses
Cleantech, Climatech, and Circular Economy (C3)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) funding for a new Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), where faculty, staff and students will work with Michigan’s small and medium-sized manufacturers and commercial buildings to save money, improve energy efficiency and shrink carbon footprints.