Sources: Detroit, MI
Michigan produced a substantial amount of coal in the 1800s but today all the active coal mines in MI have been shut down. However, Michigan ports handle 1/3 of all coal shipments in the Midwest and Great Lakes region making coal a large portion of the energy sources in Detroit. Natural gas has nearly doubled in usage over the past 10 years and will be a big part of Detroit’s energy market in the future. Most of the renewable energy in MI comes from wind energy with 24 wind warms statewide. Wind energy surpassed biomass at the most significant renewable energy source in 2013. For more information on Detroit energy sources, see the graph below.
Sources for Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Natural gas has double in usage in the past 10 years
- Coal power plants make up 40% of the total power plants in the state of Michigan
- Wind energy is the most generated renewable energy source
- There are 3 nuclear power plants in the state making up 28% of electricity generation
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