This fall, students in five school districts around the state will begin to breathe easier at the bus stop as Zeeland, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Three Rivers, and Oxford schools roll out new electric buses, partially funded by grants from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. This collaborative effort between EGLE, the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation, and the schools will lead to healthier air, reduced costs, and rolling classrooms for students. Two other school districts, Ann Arbor and Roseville, are scheduled to get electric buses in early 2020 under EGLE’s Fuel Transportation Program.
The Task Force was created by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to assess the Upper Peninsula’s overall energy needs and how those needs are being met, including propane, and to formulate solutions and alternatives. A final report is due to Gov. Whitmer in March 2021.
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.
Energy Services provides incentives for energy related projects. Sponsorships, rebates, grants and loans encourage cost effective energy upgrades for communities, K-12 public schools, manufacturing, agriculture, rural business sectors, and other public entities.
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.
The Michigan Agency for Energy, at the request of the state Legislature, organized a collaborative discussion with state and national stakeholders on the potential to integrate energy storage into Michigan’s electric market.
Building operator certification classes will be offered in Kalamazoo, Flint, Escanaba and Okemos classes this year. Learn more about the $400 discount offered by the Michigan Agency for Energy.
Review of Policies Relating to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Industrial Sources and the Use and Sequestration of Captured Carbon Dioxide in Enhanced Oil Recovery.