LANSING, Mich. (August 8, 2019)— Ed Rivet, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum(MICEF) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s multi-point plan to increase energy efficiency, clean energy and sustainability in state facilities:
“The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is offering its enthusiastic support of Gov. Whitmer's plan to make state facilities energy efficient and sustainable. Under the previous administration, sustainability practices reduced energy consumption by 10% and saved taxpayers $6 million. Extending these initiatives to other state departments is sensible and a win for taxpayers. MICEF has already asked the Legislature to include an allowance for a statewide energy audit in the budget, and we appreciate Governor Whitmer’s inclusion of an energy audit in her plan as well. The results of this audit will enable the state to maximize its efficiency investments, further reducing energy consumption and increasing savings. This is a practical, commonsense plan that we are pleased to support.”
About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for common-sense, market-based energy solutions that increase access to clean, affordable and reliable energy statewide. MICEF was established in 2013 as a platform for Michigan conservatives to promote the benefits of an “All of the Above” energy strategy that values clean energy and seeks to level the playing field among energy sources. MICEF is a founding member of a growing network of conservative state-level organizations that promote clean energy and energy waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, protect and responsibly use our natural resources, while improving energy reliability and enhancing national and grid security. To learn more, visit http://www.micef.org.