Solar Powering Your Community

How can your community take advantage of all the benefits of solar energy? Join us on January 23 for a Read more…

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How Southeast Michigan Can Lead Obama’s Clean Energy Economy

In June, President Obama announced his new national Climate Action Plan, which calls on America to lead international efforts to Read more…

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Energy Efficiency and Bond Ratings: An Interview with Tony Lehmann

The Regional Energy Office provides innovative financing solutions for cities to conduct energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. These projects Read more…

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A Climate Action Plan for Detroit

Many cities and towns throughout the United States and world have created Climate Action Plans to reduce current greenhouse gas Read more…

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SEMREO members help their communities at the same time as they improve their energy use. Learn more about being a SEMREO member.

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A Unique Collaboration

The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office was the first of its kind in the country—an opportunity for cities to share resources and expertise to help each other save energy.

The Regional Energy Office has grown from 5 founding cities to 26 participating communities with a total population of over 1.8 million.

We believe that broader collaboration brings better results, so we encourage your community to join us.

Join with cities and counties across southeast Michigan to transform our energy future.

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Can energy efficiency help your bond rating?

We help cities reduce their energy costs, which is good for their bottom line. Now, bond rating agencies are taking notice. Huntington Woods Finance Director Tony Lehmann explains.

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SEMREO Impact Updates

Solar Powering Your Community

How can your community take advantage of all the benefits of solar energy? Join us on January 23 for a half-day workshop to find out.

Bright Lights, Bright Futures

HOW LED STREET LIGHTS CAN BRIGHTEN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES If metro Detroit converted 50,000 street lights to LED technology, what kind of impact would that make? Cities and taxpayers alike would benefit from the cost savings, and our region would move one more step from rust belt to green belt. On Wednesday, November 13th, city staff Read more…

How Southeast Michigan Can Lead Obama’s Clean Energy Economy

In June, President Obama announced his new national Climate Action Plan, which calls on America to lead international efforts to combat a changing climate. In his December 2012 Energy and Environment Address, Governor Snyder spoke about the importance of “energy reliability” and why it’s important that our state has the ability to produce its own Read more…