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One Year Later, Inflation Reduction Act Brings Clean Energy Investments and Job Growth

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One year after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, a once-in-a-generation investment in the climate and clean energy, it is clear that the landmark law has already had positive impacts on the national and state economies. As of July 2023, the IRA has already created over 170,000 new clean energy jobs, and is expected to create an additional 1.5 million jobs throughout the next decade.

Here in Michigan, the state has invested over $21 billion in clean energy projects, and nearly 16,000 new, good-paying jobs have been created since the IRA’s passage, as of July 2023. These projects are expected to create over 167,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.

Read here for more information about the IRA’s impact on Michigan.

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.