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Clean Energy Future Plan Announced

Apr 14, 2023

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus announced a plan aiming to increase the environmental sustainability of Michigan. Named the Clean Energy Future Plan, the proposal seeks to address key financial and accessibility issues with transitioning to renewable energy sources. The plan includes: Phasing out coal-fired electricity generating plants by 2030 Developing a 100% clean energy […]

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Public Service Commission Releases Annual Report

Mar 10, 2023

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) released its 2022 report, outlining its efforts to ensure the reliability of Michigan’s electric grid. As climate change has brought increasingly severe storms to the state, the MPSC has focused its work in this area. Additionally, within the report are updates on additional items the Commission has taken, including: […]

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Agency Hosting Town Halls on Power Outages

Mar 10, 2023

Following the recent ice and snow storms across the Lower Peninsula, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has scheduled two public town halls. Commissioners will make brief opening remarks on steps the MPSC is taking to upgrade the state’s power grid and make it more resilient against severe storms. The two in-person town halls are […]

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Repeal on Tax on Residential Energy Usage Introduced

Feb 10, 2023

Legislation canceling the tax charged on residential energy usage was introduced this week, with the goal of helping residents afford energy costs. Introduced by Senator Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Senator Roger Hauck (R-Mt. Pleasant), the package specifically exempts residential use of electricity, natural or artificial gas, or home heating fuels from the state’s sales and […]

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State Level Positions Can Wield Significant Power

Sep 21, 2022

In all 50 states there are regulatory agencies known as public service commissions or public utility commissions- and in some states they’re even called commerce commissions.  Although their specific oversight might vary from state to state, the overarching duty is to regulate essential utility services. Typically governed by a board of three to seven individuals, […]

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MI Healthy Climate Plan Released

Apr 29, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a roadmap for Michigan to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050, with interim 2030 goals. The MI Healthy Climate Plan identifies what needs to happen for Michigan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 with a prioritization on actions from now until 2030. The plan’s recommendations fall around 6 pillars: Commit to […]

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Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Proposed

Jan 14, 2022

Senator Kevin Daley (R-Lum) introduced legislation aiming to grow alternative fuel production and provide cleaner, more affordable options for drivers using biofuels. The legislation would create a tax credit for retailers who choose to sell alternative fuels. It would provide a five-cents-per-gallon tax credit for the sale of E-15 fuel and a .085 cent-per-gallon for […]

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Energy Demand and Prices Projected to Remain Uncertain

May 28, 2021

The Michigan Public Service Commission released their Energy Appraisal Summer Outlook for 2021 this week. They are anticipating higher gas prices this summer as restrictions related to COVID-19 are eased and economic activity rebounds. Overall projections on energy supply and demand remain uncertain as Michigan continues to adjust to the impacts of the pandemic. Some […]

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