Granholm: State benefits from energy source change

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says it's clear the global climate is changing and state residents should recognize the economic benefits of the adjustments needed to get energy from new sources.

The Democrat who served two 4-year terms as governor made the statements Monday at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon.

Granholm is participating in a 27-state bus tour titled "I Will Act on Climate."

MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1c4ah6N ) reports that Granholm says Michigan has 76,000 jobs in renewable energy and clean technologies, including those in the auto industry.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com

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