renewable energy

Where will Michigan get its energy in 2030?

Michigan citizens may be hearing a great deal of power-plant technology, carbon emissions and renewable energy standards this fall if a ballot proposal to require a larger share of state electricity come from renewable sources makes the statewide ballot. Prior to that […]

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‘Out-of-state’ attack draws warning from Truth Squad

MICHIGAN TRUTH SQUAD ANALYSIS: “Out-of-state special interests” Who: Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution What: Radio ad Truth Squad call: Warnings Questionable statement: “We’d like to continue the private auction of the Michigan Constitution. Next up for bid is writing state energy policy into […]

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Truth Squad blows whistle on both sides’ ads

Proposal 3, one of six measures on the statewide ballot on Nov. 6, seeks to install in the Michigan Constitution a requirement for the use of electricity generated from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. Michigan currently has a state […]

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Renewable energy prop could divide communities targeted for wind farms

Mary Straubel vividly remembers the day in 2009 that thrust her into a contentious debate over wind energy that would create a deep rift in the quaint tourist towns of northwest Lower Michigan. “I came home from work one day and someone […]

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Pro-Proposal 3 ads earn foul from Michigan Truth Squad

MICHIGAN TRUTH SQUAD ANALYSIS: Pro-Proposal 3 ads “Choice” and “Afford” Who: Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs What: TV/Web ads Truth Squad call: Foul Proposal 3 would create an amendment to the Michigan Constitution a requirement that 25 percent of the state’s electrical power […]

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Anti-Prop 3 group gets foul and warnings from Michigan Truth Squad

MICHIGAN TRUTH SQUAD ANALYSIS: “Counter”, “Idea”, “Who”, “Bills” and “Claim” and “Cost” website page Who: CARE for Michigan, anti-Proposal 3 ballot committee What: TV/Web ads, website Truth Squad call: Foul and Warnings Proposal 3 would create an amendment to the Michigan Constitution […]

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Final arguments on Proposal 3

Proposal 3 would create an amendment to the Michigan Constitution a requirement that 25 percent of the state’s electrical power come from renewable sources by 2025, with certain caveats. The primary proponent group for Prop 3 is Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs. As […]

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Pro-Prop 3 ad gets ‘flagrant’ from Truth Squad on utility bill claim

MICHIGAN TRUTH SQUAD ANALYSIS: “Pushback” Who: Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs What: TV ad Truth Squad call: Flagrant foul Proposal 3 would create an amendment to the Michigan Constitution a requirement that 25 percent of the state’s electrical power come from renewable sources […]

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Truth Squad calls foul on ad opposing Proposal 3

MICHIGAN TRUTH SQUAD ANALYSIS: “Truth” Who: CARE What: TV ad Truth Squad call: Foul Proposal 3 would create an amendment to the Michigan Constitution a requirement that 25 percent of the state’s electrical power come from renewable sources by 2025, with certain […]

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Political winds bolster bridge, fuel-tax review, but not renewable energy

On energy, bridges and taxes, voters spoke volumes on Tuesday. Defeat of Proposal 3 means, for the foreseeable future, that Michigan will pursue a more limited investment in wind power and renewable energy than neighboring states. Defeat of Proposal 5 means a […]

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Land O Links

* Lou Glazer at Michigan Future Inc. has new reports out on metropolitan economies in Michigan between 2001 and 2010. He writes on Grand Rapids: “From 2001-2010, the seven county Grand Rapids regional economy performed better than the Michigan economy. That said […]

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Guest column: No time to wait on renewable energy

By Jim Dulzo/Michigan Land Use Institute The ruckus over renewables isn’t over: Proposal 3’s advocates sound even more determined to boost renewables goals beyond their current “10 percent by 2015” target and make Michigan a jobs-rich, global, renewables manufacturing leader. “This is […]

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Guest column: Don’t play ‘either-or’ game on Michigan energy policy

By Mark Fisk/Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs Proposal 3 sparked a significant debate in Michigan about what alternative energy sources we could be using to create jobs, reduce our dependence on imported coal and foreign oil and improve public health by decreasing dangerous […]

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* Michigan electric generators are on track to reach the 10 percent renewable energy standard set forth in state law, says the Public Service Commission. And under provisions of that law, Michigan will have established a floor of no less than 10 […]

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