The Midwest boasts tremendous wind potential, a burgeoning biofuels industry, vast coal reserves with extensive geological formations for storing carbon and mature oil reserves that can expand production with enhanced oil recovery. It also has a strong manufacturing sector to produce infrastructure and components for the renewable energy industry. This provides Midwestern states with an enormous potential for energy savings through more efficient technologies and practices.
The MGA supports current efforts in transmission, transportation fuels and enhanced oil recovery. Much of the region's work has been through collaboration of diverse stakeholder groups to achieve practical, workable solutions. A list of organizations that have been involved in these processes can be found here. To read their feedback on the MGA process, click here.
In order to highlight the region's robust biofuels industry, as well as the opportunities to increase industrial energy productivity, the MGA released the following video: