Energy - Goal 1

Waste is eliminated in new and renovated buildings and industrial operations.

IN 20 YEARS - Super-efficient homes, businesses, factories and public structures are commonplace. Efficiency-based industries and services are major employers.

IN 10 YEARS - Regulations are restructured to make energy savings the strongest profit motive for utility companies. All new structures are highly efficient and passive solar design is the norm. Half of Michigan’s pre-2010 building stock has been fully weatherized and renovated to save energy.

IN 2 YEARS - Minimum energy efficiency requirements for 2012 (1.0% annual electricity savings, 0.75% annual natural gas savings) have been increased to 2.0% and 1.5% respectively. Michigan utilities are required to prioritize investment in cost-effective energy savings as a long-term strategy to protect ratepayers.