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The Michigan Local Energy Survey (MiLES)
  • Fall 2019 Data Tables
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  • Summary tables for questionnaire items from the Fall 2019 MiLES Survey Broken down by jurisdiction type, population size, and region of the state

    Table of Contents

      Relevance of Energy Issues to Jurisdiction

      1. Relevance of regulating placement of energy infrastructure on private property in the community
      2. Relevance of siting energy infrastructure on public property in the jurisdiction
      3. Relevance of planning for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure
      4. Relevance of improving energy efficiency for local businesses or residents
      5. Relevance of reducing the jurisdiction government's use of fossil fuels
      1. Extent to which jurisdiction has considered plans / policies regarding energy issues
      2. Extent to which jurisdiction has developed specific plans / policies regarding energy issues
      3. Extent to which jurisdiction has implemented plans / policies regarding energy issues
    1. Among jurisdictions that have considered (or developed/implemented) policies on energy issues

      Among jurisdictions that have considered energy issues: Staffing and Resident Engagement

    2. Does jurisdiction’s government have a person or persons who are specifically responsible for addressing energy issues
    3. How often jurisdiction engages with its residents on energy issues
    4. Which resources would be valuable to assist with engaging residents on energy issues
    5. Among jurisdictions that have considered energy issues: Planning and Zoning on Energy Issues

      1. Does city/township/village plan or zone for itself
      2. Does county plan or zone for any townships
      1. How do plans and/or ordinances treat utility-scale wind energy
      2. How do plans and/or ordinances treat rooftop solar panels
      3. How do plans and/or ordinances treat utility-scale solar energy
      4. How do plans and/or ordinances treat compact residential development as an energy-saving strategy
    6. Does planning and/or zoning include any incentives for exceeding state energy efficiency standards or for attaining "Green Building" certification
    7. What assistance would jurisdiction take advantage of for planning on energy issues
    8. Likelihood jurisdiction will alter its approach to planning and/or zoning regarding energy issues within the next 12 months
    9. Among jurisdictions that have considered energy issues: Electric Vehicles (EVs)

    10. Has jurisdiction considered or adopted any policies to fund or incentivize the use of EVs
    11. Which types of electric vehicles do jurisdiction's policies target
    12. Are there any publicly-accessible EV charging stations in the jurisdiction
    13. Does community have too many, too few, or about the right amount of EV charging stations
    14. Among jurisdictions that have considered energy issues: Solar Panels

      1. Has jurisdiction considered pros and cons of placing solar panels on rooftops of public buildings in the jurisdiction
      2. Has jurisdiction considered pros and cons of placing solar panels in public brownfields in the jurisdiction
      3. Has jurisdiction considered pros and cons of placing solar panels in public landfills in the jurisdiction
      4. Has jurisdiction considered pros and cons of placing solar panels in public airports in the jurisdiction
      5. Has jurisdiction considered pros and cons of placing solar panels in other public lands in the jurisdiction
    15. Among jurisdictions that have considered energy issues: Renewable Energy Goals or Requirements

      1. Does jurisdiction currently have any renewable energy goals or requirements to offset energy use by jurisdiction's government
      2. Does jurisdiction currently have any renewable energy goals or requirements to offset energy use by the entire community
    16. Strategies jurisdiction is considering or implementing to meet its renewable energy goals or requirements
    17. Among jurisdictions that have considered energy issues: Data about Energy Use

      1. Does jurisdiction currently collect data about energy use in public buildings in the jurisdiction
      2. Does jurisdiction currently collect data about energy use in private buildings in the jurisdiction
    18. Ways the jurisdiction uses data on energy use in public and private buildings
    19. Among jurisdictions that have not considered energy issues at all

      Among jurisdictions that have not considered energy issues: Barriers to developing energy policies

      1. Lack of interest among residents
      2. Lack of interest among local officials
      3. Costs associated with developing energy policies
      4. Lack of expertise to develop energy policies
      5. Other priorities are more important at this time
    20. Likelihood jurisdiction will begin looking at energy issues within the next 12 months
    21. Which energy issues is jurisdiction likely to consider within the next 12 months
    22. Would more resources make a difference in jurisdiction's consideration or adoption of local policies regarding energy
    23. Among jurisdictions that have not considered energy issues: Electric Vehicles (EVs)

    24. Are there any publicly-accessible EV charging stations in the jurisdiction
    25. Does community have too many, too few, or about the right amount of EV charging stations
    26. Among all respondents

      Energy Audits

      1. Have energy audits been conducted for jurisdiction hall/county administration building
      2. Have energy audits been conducted for fire station(s) in the community
      3. Have energy audits been conducted for police station(s) in the community
      4. Have energy audits been conducted for water treatment facilities in the community
      5. Have energy audits been conducted for wastewater treatment facilities in the community
    27. Reasons energy audits have not been conducted on local public facilities?
    28. Building Energy Codes

    29. Do building inspectors who operate in the jurisdiction struggle to enforce the current energy codes set by the State of Michigan
    30. To what extent should the State of Michigan's Energy Codes should be strengthened or eased
    31. Jurisdiction interested in setting local energy codes that are stronger than the State's if it had the authority to do so

      Intergovernmental collaboration on energy issues

      1. Jurisdiction's collaboration on green purchasing programs
      2. Jurisdiction's collaboration on non-motorized or public transportation
      3. Jurisdiction's collaboration on recycling programs
      4. Jurisdiction's collaboration on shared staffing for energy issues
    32. Climate Change

    33. Seriousness of climate change
      1. Responsibility of federal government to address climate change
      2. Responsibility of state government to address climate change
      3. Responsibility of local governments to address climate change

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