Gov. Whitmer says state office buildings will run on natural resources by 2025

Gov. pushing for renewable resources
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 5:32 PM EDT
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DELTA TWP., Mich. (WILX) - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is pledging that all government office buildings will run on renewable resources in the next four years. It’s part of the state’s effort to get 100% carbon neutral by 2050.

“Climate change is not something that any one of us can tackle on our own. It takes all of us working together to make our shared vision for a cleaner, greener, and more efficient future a reality,” said Whitmer.

The Lansing Board of Water & Light says it has the ability to convert any of its customers to 100% renewable energy and as a part of its Green Wise Program. The cost is about a 10% premium.

“The price of renewables is coming down and customers will see that,” said Dick Peffley, LBWL general manager.

The state has partnered with utility companies all across the state to try to make these goals happen.

“I want my grandkids to grow up in a safe clean environment and we’re going leave the planet better than when we found it,” said Peffley.

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