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News
01/06/2012 - EIBC
Driving Michigan Forward - January 19, 2012
10/31/2011 - MLive.com
GM announces $385M investment at Romulus plant for new fuel efficient engine
10/31/2011 - E&E TV
Dowding Industries' Metts says company can't survive without tax credit extension
10/26/2011 - MBCE Member News
Maxi Container announced that they have just moved into a new, bigger facility thanks to record business growth and increased product demand.
08/10/2011 - MBCE event
UPDATED: Clean Energy Happy Hour in Grand Rapids


Michigan Businesses for Clean Energy is a coalition of businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators eager to make our state a leader in the clean energy economy. We’re doing this by networking with other businesses, communicating to the public, sharing news and information, and meeting with and talking to policymakers, with one simple goal in mind: Growing Michigan’s clean energy industry.

Together, we can seize new opportunities, attract investments to our state and create local jobs.

The Facts

MBCE supports opportunities and growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency – and the policies that can help this vibrant and important sector grow even more and create local jobs.

Learn more about MBCE and our many, join our coalition and help us move Michigan’s economy forward.

FAST FACTS

  • Michigan is home to more than 10,000 jobs in the wind and solar sectors alone [i]
  • Clean energy technology is Michigan’s fastest-growing economic sector, growing at a rate of around 30 percent and with $10 billion in investments in the pipeline. [ii]
  • Between 1998 and 2007, when Michigan’s overall job rate declined 3.6 percent, clean energy jobs in the state grew 10.7 percent. [iii]
  • More than a dozen Michigan universities and colleges offer clean energy technology programs or active renewable energy programs, producing 6,500 engineering graduates every year. Michigan is ranked  fourth in the nation for engineering graduates. [iv]

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[i] The Solar and Wind Energy Supply Chain in Michigan, Environmental Law and Policy
Center, 2011.

[ii] The Solar and Wind Energy Supply Chain in Michigan, Environmental Law and Policy Center, 2011; Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, 2009 report.

[iii] Pew Charitable Trusts.

[iv] The Solar and Wind Energy Supply Chain in Michigan, Environmental Law and Policy
Center, 2011.

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