May 13, 2013
By Julie Wernau | Chicago Tribune
Five years ago, Illinois passed legislation requireing electric suppliers to buy more renewable energy sucha s wind and solar power and then pass those costs on to customers.
The intent of the mandate was to have so-called green electricity accounting for a quarter of the power flowing into residences and businesses by 2025, while fostering homegrown jobs and cleaner air.
But that was before customers of the state's two major electric... Read More »
Aug. 29, 2012MI Renewable Language Approved for Ballot
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers today approved the ballot language to increase Michigan’s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025. Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs is still awaiting a proposal number to be designated by the board.
“The ballot language accurately reflects what this proposal is about, and that’s increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard, reining in energy costs and providing incentives for using Michigan equipment and hiring Michigan workers,” said Mark Fisk, spokesman for the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs campaign.... Read More »
July 26, 2012
Detroit Free Press Letter to the EditorCommit Michigan to smarter, renewable energy priorities
Renewable, Michigan-made energy is vital to rebuilding our state's manufacturing sector. Credible research shows that increasing it to 25% by 2025, as proposed in the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs proposal, is estimated to create 56,000 local jobs and generate $10 billion in new investments, opening the door for new opportunities for Michigan businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs.
As a former senior vice president of CMS Energy, I know for a fact... Read More »
Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs, bipartisan coalition of Michigan businesses, labor organizations, health care advocates and other groups working to increase Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard through a ballot intiative, has submitted over 500,000 signatures to the Bureau of Elections. The group needed 322,000 to bring the measure to the ballot in November.
The ballot measure seeks to increase the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard to 25% of by 2025, up from the existing rule, which sees 10% renewable energy by... Read More »
Jun. 18, 2012WI PSC: RPS had 1% rate impact from 2008-2010
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission sent its bienniel report to the legislature on the Rate and Revenue Impacts fo the state's Renewable Energy Standard. As the PSC wrote in an accompanying letter to the Governor, "Using two different perspectives, the report summarizes the overall effect of Wisconsin’s RPS on Wisconsin ratepayers from 2008 to 2010, concluding ratepayers paid nearly $210 million from the perspective of new renewable generation or, from the perspective of new renewable electricity sales,... Read More »
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