Climate Action Plan (Michigan)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Michigan|
|Name||Climate Action Plan (Michigan)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Climate Policies|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Department of Environmental Quality|
|Information Source||Center for Climate Strategies: http://www.climatestrategies.us/policy_tracker/policy/index/23,|
On November 14, 2007, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm issued Executive Order No. 2007-42 establishing the Michigan Climate Action Council (MCAC). The Council is comprised of members representing academia, a broad base of industry, utilities, state and local government, and environmental interest groups. The Council will act in an advisory capacity to:
1) Produce an inventory and forecast of greenhouse gas sources and emissions from 1990-2020; 2) Consider potential state and multi-state actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change in various sectors including energy supply, energy efficiency and conservation, industrial process and waste management, transportation and land use, and agriculture and forestry; 3) Develop a comprehensive climate action plan with specific recommendations for reducing greenhouse gases in Michigan by business, government and the general public, and 4) Advise state and local government on measures to address climate change.
The Council is being supported by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which is the lead state agency for this effort and by the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) a nonprofit service organization that has substantial experience working directly with public officials and their stakeholders to facilitate the development of climate action plans.
In addition to the Council, there will be five technical work groups that will have further input into the process by reviewing technical documents, developing and reviewing proposed policy actions and recommendations and providing feedback on priorities.
|Department||Michigan Department of Environmental Quality|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Executive Order No 2007-42|
|Authority 2:||Executive Directive 2007-22|