In 2010, Clean Energy Coalition received a $4.4 million grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission to establish a clean energy program in the state’s eight Cities of Promise. Those cities—Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Muskegon Heights, Pontiac, and Saginaw—were identified as once vibrant urban centers in need of critical redevelopment.
Through this grant, Clean Energy Coalition is assisting these cities with revitalization efforts specifically focus on clean energy projects, providing each city with a capital infusion of $463,000 to complete energy efficiency and renewable energy installations in municipal facilities, as well as technical assistance, including:
To maximize financial benefits, we are creating and seeding revolving energy funds in each city for investment in future clean energy projects and, potentially, to cover costs for a municipal-based energy manager.
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