Michigan Clean Energy
CLEAN ENERGY PLAN BRINGS NEW JOBS, LOWER COSTS TO MICHIGAN
There’s a clean energy job boom happening in Michigan—and the Biden Administration is making it happen.
The Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions mean investing $21 billion and counting in Michigan or a healthier, more prosperous and just future.
It will lower Michiganders’ energy costs, make our infrastructure more resilient, and put our country on the road to energy independence.
In just one year, President Biden’s landmark climate investment has created over 15,500 new clean energy jobs across Michigan, with 167,000 more clean energy jobs projected in the next 10 years.
Since August 2022, 24 additional clean energy projects have been created in Michigan, like Lears’ new plant in Independence Township, and Magna’s new plant in Auburn Hills. These projects are paving the way for more good paying jobs in the state.
The Biden Administration’s plan for the clean energy economy also invests in an affordable and reliable energy grid—instead of wasting money on dirty energy that pollutes our communities’ air and water, overheats the planet, and creates even more extreme weather.
But this is ONLY the beginning.
Scroll down to find out how the largest-ever investments in clean energy are creating jobs and lowering costs for Michigan families.
New Clean Energy Jobs Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Sourced from news announcements since August 16, 2022
New jobs and an economic boost for Michigan
Michigan is leading the nation’s clean energy boom, with 24 new projects announced in the state within the last year. Clean energy investments have already spurred $21.03 billion in investment and helped create over 15,800 good-paying clean energy jobs in the state. A few examples:
- Michigan’s EV industry is booming — and the IRA is driving investments. In October 2022, Michigan-based Our Next Energy (ONE) announced it would invest $1.6 billion to establish a battery cell manufacturing plant in Van Buren Township. ONE’s founder called the IRA an “enormous gift” to shape the future of EVs, and the future of Michigan.
- EVs aren’t the only clean energy industry in the Mitten State seeing massive investment. In May 2023, Polar Racking announced it would open a new manufacturing facility in Michigan to produce solar mounting solutions. A Polar Racking executive directly cited the IRA as a reason to expand the company’s manufacturing operations.
- In May 2023, Nel Hydrogen announced plans to open a ‘gigawatt electrolyzer’ manufacturing facility in Michigan, a $400 million investment that will employ over 500 people. The project will benefit from the IRA’s new tax credits for clean hydrogen production.
- Magna invested $526 million across several expansion projects in October 2022 to further Michigan’s status as the “home of the auto industry and the future of mobility in Michigan,” according to Governor Whitmer. In March 2023, Magna announced an additional $100 million investment to open a new seating plant to supply GM EVs in Auburn Hills. The facility is expected to create 500 new jobs, which would be represented by the United Auto Workers union.
- In October 2022, Lear announced it would open a $112.5 million battery plant in Independence Township. The plant will build battery connector units for GM EVs, and news reports state the expansion was “in response to incentives for on-shoring included in the Inflation Reduction Act.”
- In December 2022, Ultium received a $2.5 billion Department of Energy loan thanks to the IRA for three EV battery factories, including a $2.6 billion Ultium and LG Energy Solutions manufacturing plant in Lansing. Ultium broke ground on the Lansing facility in September 2022.
Lowering costs for Michigan families
The Inflation Reduction Act helps Michigan families save money on their energy bills by ramping up investment in clean energy—like wind and solar—rather than more dirty energy that spreads carbon pollution and causes climate change. And it does all this without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000.1
Michigan families can save more than $1,000 each year on their energy costs thanks to the clean energy tax credits. Families can also earn up to $14,000 in rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades. Find out which rebates and credits you can get from the IRA here.
For some people, that will mean 100% of the costs will be covered. Buying a used or new electric vehicle? Tax credits of $4,000-$7,500 are available.
Communities in Michigan will also see around a 25% reduction in energy cost burdens from heating and cooling, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion in funding for energy efficiency programs— homeowners and renters alike.2
The Biden Administration is helping Michiganders save money by ramping up the clean energy industry—from solar panels to heat pumps, building insulation, and modernizing the power grid—right here in America.