A Greener Michigan? Ballot Initiative Would Boost Renewable Energy Production

By Mijin Cha, Policy Shop:

An interesting proposal will be on the ballot this fall in Michigan. The measure, put forth by Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs, would increase the state’s renewable energy requirement to 25 percent by 2025, more than double what it is today. The ballot measure would place this requirement in the state’s constitution, which would make it less susceptible to being overturned and also allow citizen’s to dictate the state’s energy future. This past legislative session, a bill to repeal the state’s existing renewable portfolio standard (RPS) was introduced but did not gain much traction… Read more


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