Two bills introduced in January would eliminate the sales tax and use tax on the purchase of energy conservation products.
A recent bill introduced in the House would create a large tax break for implementing a carbon sequestration system.
A proposed House bill would provide major tax incentives for homeowners to install renewable energy systems.
Gas station owners can receive up to $20,000 in tax credits towards installing alternative fuel pumps at their stations.
Two bills that passed on the last day of the 94th Legislature will require that laundry and dish washing detergents designed for home use not contain more than 0.5% phosphorus.
A proposed bill would require that the large utility companies enter into contracts with all eligible renewable energy projects. The contracts would last at least 20 years and guarantee a "reasonable profit" for the electricity produced.
The Department of Agriculture will be required to put together a website which shows in a concise and readable fashion the procedural steps that would need to be taken to build an alternative fuel production plant in Michigan.
The amount of renewable energy renaissance zones will be increased from 10 to 15. At least five of these zones must be designated for the production of cellulosic biofuels.
This bill creates a tax incentive program for residential improvements that would increase a home's energy efficiency.
This bill would allow the Department of Treasury to hand out grants for renewable energy research. Funding would come from DNR contracts for oil and natural gas exploration on state land.