15 Jan '12, 9pm

Ballot Initiative Would More Than Double Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

Ballot Initiative Would More Than Double Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

Last week, a coalition of clean energy advocates announced a 2012 ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution to more than double Michigan’s existing state renewable energy standard (RES). The Michigan Jobs & Energy Coalition wants to boost the amount of electricity utilities provide to their customers to 25 percent by 2025. The state’s current RES , enacted in 2008, requires utilities to provide at least 10 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2015. In late 2011, less than four percent of Michigan’s electricity came from renewable energy sources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A 25 percent RES would immediately vault Michigan into the top tier of state renewable energy targets nationwide. Only Hawaii (40 percent by 2030), California (33 percent by 2020), Colorado (30 percent by 2020), New York (29 percent by 2015), ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/15/ballot-initiative-wou...

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