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Plans for Michigan to become carbon neutral by 2050 are unveiled

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Governor Whitmer unveiled Michigan’s “MI Healthy Climate Plan” today at a solar farm near Traverse City.

Among other things the plan sets a statewide goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

“The action outlined in this plan will help us become energy independent, protect our natural resources, and spur economic development.” said Governor Whitmer.

The plan’s goal for the next decade includes generating 60% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy sources.

It also outlines a network of charging stations to support two million electric vehicles.

Whitmer says all state-owned facilities plan to operate on 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.