03 Sep '12, 4pm

Michigan aims for election day boost to green energy target

Plans to more than double the supply of renewable power in the American State of Michigan by 2025 have been backed by wind power companies, ahead of a proposed ballot designed to increase the state's binding green energy target. Under current laws, energy companies in Michigan must provide 10 per cent of their supply from renewables by 2015. FURTHER READING Obama vows to slash emissions with industrial efficiency push California kicks off carbon cap-and-trade trial But a coalition of campaigners, dubbed Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs, is hoping to amend Michigan's constitution through a ballot alongside the November 6 presidential election that would require utilities to supply a quarter of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. The campaigners argue the target would create at least 74,000 local jobs by 2025, while holding out the prospect of a further 20,000 jobs if ...

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