“As Michigan agriculture grows and expands, we’re depending on reliable, affordable energy to get our job done – and in rural areas of the state, energy often poses challenges for dairy producers,” said Sheila Burkhardt with the Michigan Milk Producers Association in a recent radio interview. “Energy efficiency in particular helps Michigan’s dairy producers save money, boost their sustainability footprint and increase reliability.”
Nevada takes the prize home on most jobs introduced fueled by Tesla’s September 2014 announcement of a new “Gigafactory”, a $5 billion, 50-plus acre lithium ion battery manufacturing facility that will support its electric car production. The Gigafactory aims to employee 6,000 workers. Also, Solar City “quadrupled” its projected hires in the state, the report said. Other states in the top 10 were: Calif., N.Y., Mich., Ariz., Texas, Colo., N.C., Utah and N.M.
Camp Grayling and the Michigan National Guard continue to move toward their renewable energy goals with the recent announcement of the purchase of two wind funnels expected to generate more than a quarter of the installation’s energy needs.