One of the top complaints of Detroit residents is illegal dumping on vacant land. The Department of Neighborhoods works to address these complaints and make sure City resources are directed towards cleanup.
The plan announced by the Mayor aims to fight the blight and illegal dumping, curb climate change by creating clean, renewable energy to power municipal buildings, and provide benefits to households in the neighborhoods who choose to bring in solar.
Transitioning to clean energy is one of four strategies identified in the upcoming Detroit Climate Strategy. Analysis shows that almost 70% of Detroit’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018 came from the generation of energy to power our buildings and activities. Generating our electricity from clean sources like solar is critical to meet our GHG reduction goals, lower energy costs for residents and businesses, and improve air quality.