Michigan Agency for Energy
Energy use in Michigan this winter likely will increase, according to the Michigan Agency for Energy’s annual Winter Energy Appraisal, with higher demand for natural gas, propane, electricity, gasoline, and distillate – primarily used to produce diesel fuel. Homeowners who use natural gas for heat – about 77 percent of Michigan households -- can expect their heating costs to decrease while those who use propane – 8 percent of households -- and heating oil can expect increased demand and slightly higher prices.
One of the recommendations of the 2015 Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Report was to create a continuing informational website regarding petroleum pipelines. This site provides information, resources, and opportunities for public participation. It's main focus is the activities of the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board.
Being prepared for an energy emergency or outage helps to keep our families safe and warm and our transportation running, as well as maintaining operations for Michigan’s businesses. MAE is primarily responsible for recommending declarations of energy emergencies to the governor, and also partners with a number of agencies, including the Michigan state police, to respond to all emergencies that have energy-related components.
Michigan is participating in developing programs funded by settlement approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California regarding Volkswagen falsifying diesel emission test results for 475,000 vehicles. The $14.7 billion settlement set aside $1.2 billion for zero emission vehicle competitive projects.
The Michigan Agency for Energy works closely with regional and federal stakeholders on issues that are important to Michigan's energy security and future. Among our partners:
The building that houses the Michigan Agency for Energy and the Michigan Public Service Commission has earned the respected ENERGY STAR certification, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to buildings that meet strict energy waste reduction standards.
Review of Policies Relating to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Industrial Sources and the Use and Sequestration of Captured Carbon Dioxide in Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Michigan partners join forces to submit an integrated vision for electric vehicle infrastructure and mobility support in response to the Volkswagen Group of America’s Electrify America RFP.