With everyone talking about what direction Michigan's energy future
should go, many are pointing out that the greener it goes, the better
for the economy.
"We could become the alternative energy state," says Mark Beyer, spokesman for the Detroit nonprofit NextEnergy.
When the facility opened, with its 80-seat auditorium and offices and research labs, the goal, said CEO James Croce, was to position both Detroit and Michigan at the "focal point of the emerging alternative energy industry."
Much of NextEnergy's efforts are focused on working with the Big 3 automakers to develop alternative fuels such as biodiesel, hydrogen and ethanol. But it offers alternative energy companies of all stripes research facilities, office space and access to government funding sources and private venture capital.
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