A new report is highlighting the potential for building efficiency and advanced energy manufacturing in Michigan through additional research and development. The Clean Energy Roadmap, commissioned by the Michigan Agency for Energy, with authors from the Ohio Development Services Agency – Office of Energy and Redevelopment, NextEnergy and Team NEO of Ohio, is collaborative effort between Michigan and Northeast Ohio to accelerate the region’s advanced energy sector.
The report focused on two main goals: developing focused strategies for advancing the energy efficient building technology cluster, and developing clear technology roadmaps for several energy-intensive, advanced energy manufacturing processes to reduce the energy cost of these processes.
“For Michigan, this roadmap demonstrates the opportunities that lie in strengthening clean energy manufacturing to diversify and strengthen the economy,” said Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy. “By implementing the report’s recommendations, clean energy manufacturing will continue to play a role in advancing (Snyder’s) energy vision for Michigan, one built on affordability, reliability and environmental protection.”
The report places a strong focus on increased research and development, working to coordinate with entities where most intellectual property and investment occur, like universities and research facilities. The report also highlights increasing deployment of clean energy technologies, increasing their exportation and strengthening energy efficiency’s value chain as goals. You can read the full report here.