As an environmental steward in Macomb County, I have long been an advocate of reducing energy consumption while also supporting Michigan’s nascent green energy sector. I believe green energy is essential to the future of Michigan’s economy, and I support investing money in our green energy sector to protect Michigan’s environment while also creating jobs. Additionally, I support tax incentives to encourage smart green energy strategies, including the construction of windmills and solar power.
I believe government should lead by example in the renewable energy arena. Government projects, including new buildings, should include energy efficient lighting, reduced water toilets, and wetland restoration.
Michigan should be a nationwide leader in renewable energy creation, especially when it comes to wind power and solar energy. The state legislature should enact legislation that would increase Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency by a set percentage every year for the next ten years. This would help drive Michigan’s green economy while protecting the environment.