City officials in Marquette met with business leaders in a roundtable discussion about climate change and clean energy. Gail Parson, Midwest advocate with Environmental Entrepreneurs, said, “We are here in Marquette educating folks about the upcoming E.P.A’s Clean Power Plan and how that can really benefit businesses in the clean energy economy.”
Groundbreaking standards that will set limits on the amount of carbon dioxide existing power plants can emit are an exciting development for Michigan businesses and investors looking to reduce risks and increase returns on their investments.
Consumers Energy will build three acres of solar arrays on two Flint-area General Motors plants this summer as part of both companies’ efforts to boost renewable energy. “The power being generated is not just for GM’s benefit, but for the entire power grid as a whole,” said GM’s Tom Wickham.