For West Michigan developer Jeffrey Dombrowski, tying together clean energy and affordable housing is a chance to give back to residents after 20 years in the real estate business.
A $70 million upgrade to the Michigan State Capitol could include a geothermal heating and cooling system that is expected to pay for itself in less than a decade.
When federal tax credits for geothermal systems were eliminated, North Carolina also eliminated a state credit while South Carolina went the opposite direction.
Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s says his home geothermal system is an example of “the way of the future.”
As Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grapples with a looming electricity crisis, the region’s copper-mining past could play a role in its energy future.