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Michigan is a national leader in clean energy. We’ve mastered electrification, and now we’re setting our sights on hydrogen. Continuing to invest federal dollars in Michigan will shore up America’s manufacturing supply chain, power the national economy and combat climate change. Michigan is already aiming to reach 100% carbon neutrality by 2040 with a plan that is backed by federal clean energy initiatives, including funding and tax credits. Programs like this can support Michigan’s overwhelming share of the country’s transition to the next generation of transportation manufacturing and add to the many ways we’re helping the federal government build clean energy infrastructure.

U.S. Department of Energy Ranks Michigan the #1 state for energy-sector job growth.

U.S. Department of Energy Ranks Michigan the #1 state for energy-sector job growth.

Climate Power Recognized Michigan as a top state for clean energy investments.

Climate Power Recognized Michigan as a top state for clean energy investments.

Clean energy businesses in Michigan added more than 5,400 workers in 2022 leads the Midwest in number of clean energy workers.

Clean energy businesses in Michigan added more than 5,400 workers in 2022 leads the Midwest in number of clean energy workers.

Site Selector ranked Michigan as a top state for sustainable development practices.

Site Selector ranked Michigan as a top state for sustainable development practices.

Governor Whitmer Signs Historic Clean Energy & Climate Action Package

Governor Whitmer Signs Historic Clean Energy & Climate Action Package

Legislation makes Michigan a national leader with 100% clean energy standard by 2040, strong labor provisions to build clean energy creating 160,000 jobs, streamlining construction of energy projects, and lowering utility costs.

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Michigan is competing with everyone to lead the future of cars, chips, and clean energy. In the last few years, we have utilized powerful, bipartisan economic development tools and incoming federal resources to secure over $20 billion of investment and 13,000 good-paying jobs and bring critical supply chains back home. Michigan’s future is bright, and I know we will build on our economic momentum to create tens of thousands more job and drive investment across every region of our state.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

State of Michigan

MI Healthy Climate Plan Positions Michigan as a Climate Action Leader

The MI Healthy Climate Plan lays out a pathway for Michigan to reach 100% carbon neutrality by 2050 with interim 2030 goals to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis, create good-paying jobs, and build a healthier and more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable Michigan for all Michiganders.

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Clean Energy News and Business Success Stories

Michigan Wins Funding for Clean Hydrogen Hub

Gov. Whitmer recently announced that a Michigan-backed clean hydrogen hub project, the Midwest Alliance for Clean Hydrogen (MachH2) has been awarded up to $1 billion by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop regional supply chains for the production, distribution, and use of hydrogen in trucks and heavy-duty vehicles.  The partnership earned funding thanks to its manufacturing and mobility expertise in a key industrial and transportation corridor.

Part of these funds will help MachH2 and Michigan build the hydrogen Truck Stop of the Future. The facility will serve traffic at the continent’s most active border crossing, between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

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Nel Hydrogen to Build Gigafactory in Plymouth Township, Bringing 517 Jobs, $400 Million Investment

Nel Hydrogen to Build Gigafactory in Plymouth Township, Bringing 517 Jobs, $400 Million Investment

Norwegian hydrogen company Nel Hydrogen has chosen Plymouth Charter Township as the location for its new automated gigafactory for production of electrolyzer technology for green hydrogen production. Nel CEO Håkon Volldal said the company selected Michigan for the state's highly skilled workforce, financial incentives and collaboration among the state’s universities, research institutions, and strategic partners.

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The Michigan Opportunity Podcast

Michigan's optimal resources for the clean energy industry is highlighted in several episodes of The Michigan Opportunity Podcast. Now in its third season, host Ed Clemente has been joined by several guests specializing in clean energy, sustainablitiy, and more. Click on the episode links to the right and listen to insightful conversations and hear about new, emerging global trends.

Michigan is an Industry Leader