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In Michigan's Renewable Energy Battle, Voters May Get Final Say

In Michigan's Renewable Energy Battle, Voters May Get Final Say

This is the friction at play right now in Michigan as the state gears up for a likely ballot initiative that would mandate a 25 percent renewables target by 2025. While this type of energy policy usually happens through the legislature, it will go straight to voters on Nov. 6 if supporters can secure more than 322,000 valid signatures by July 9. Supporters hope to have a lot more signatures in hand by that date, and they’re working to get there by lining up business groups and some key office holders. On the other side are the state’s dominant utilities and largest business groups that worry such a bold mandate would drive up electricity prices and set a bad political precedence. Michigan currently has a 10 percent target by 2015, and the state currently gets less than 4 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. According to initiative sponsor Michigan Energy, Mic...

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