Debate over renewable energy ballot issue heats up
The measure pits "green" Michigan manufacturers such as Power Panel Inc. and Dow Chemical Co. against coal and natural gas suppliers and Michigan businesses that fear the move could mean higher electric rates.
June 23, 2012
by Kathy Barks Hoffman
in Michigan Live
LANSING, Mich. -- The debate over increasing Michigan's renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
Supporters say passing a ballot measure in November requiring that utilities get more of their electricity from renewable sources would make Michigan a leader in clean energy and create jobs. Opponents say it would cost electric customers more money and make it harder for utilities to provide a reliable energy supply.
On Monday, opponents with the Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan Coalition plan to ramp up statewide efforts to... [continue via Web link]