Posts Tagged ‘Proposal 3’

Facts Speak Louder Than Ads in Michigan When it Comes to Clean Energy

In Michigan, a mind-blowing $24 million in cash and resources has been dumped into a last-ditch effort to derail Proposal 3, the voter-initiated plan to generate 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable energy by 2025. Michiganders hoping to sort out the facts amidst a barrage of attack ads should heed two pieces of sage advice. One, do not believe everything you see on TV. Two, follow the money. Read More

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Michigan’s Neighbors Show Increasing Renewable Electricity Standard is Affordable

As Michiganders prepare to head to the polls in less than two weeks to cast their vote on Proposal 3, which would increase the state’s renewable electricity standard from 10 percent by 2015 to 25 percent by 2025, the cost of meeting the higher standard is one of the most important issues on their minds. The experience of other states that have adopted similar standards should help dismiss the extreme scenarios that fossil fuel interests are presenting to the public. Read More

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Michigan Has a Powerful Megaphone for Our Energy Future

In a political season when some have irresponsibly tried to taint clean energy with a partisan or ideological brush, voters in Michigan have a profound chance to tell power generators in their state and power brokers across the country that renewable energy is a common-sense centerpiece of our energy future. Read More

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Proposal 3: Wind Companies Ready to Create Jobs in Michigan

Dozens of wind energy manufacturers, developers, and suppliers are encouraging Michiganders to vote ‘Yes’ on Proposal 3 as a way to strengthen the state’s renewable energy standard and economy. And that’s just the tip of the job-creating iceberg. Read More

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Fact Check: Koch-Funded Group Misleads Michigan Voters on Clean Energy

On November 6, Michigan voters will decide on Proposal 3, a renewable electricity standard (RES) that requires utilities to increase their use of clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar to 25 percent by 2025. The initiative is affordable and will deliver important economic and environmental benefits. But a flawed and biased study released last week by the Koch-funded Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Beacon Hill Institute threatens to undermine Proposal 3 and stall Michigan’s progress toward a clean energy future. Read More

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Michigan’s 25 Percent Renewable Electricity Standard is Good for Consumers

This November, voters in Michigan have the opportunity to choose where their energy comes from and ensure that utilities make investment decisions that are good for consumers’ pocketbooks and their health. Winning a ‘yes’ vote on Proposal 3 will raise Michigan’s renewable electricity share from 10 percent by 2015 to 25 percent by 2025. And, as a just-released study makes clear, Prop 3 makes smart economic sense for Michigan electricity consumers. Read More

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Burning Coal, Burning Cash in Michigan

Michigan’s two largest electric service providers—Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy—seem to prefer sending billions of ratepayer dollars out of state to pay for coal imports rather than investing more in homegrown renewable energy that will provide help to the local economy. Michigan voters will get an opportunity to change that this November by supporting Prop 3, a ballot initiative that would require the state to get 25 percent of its power from renewable energy sources like the wind and sun by 2025. Read More

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