Wording of the Michigan renewable energy proposal

Associated Press Published: June 23, 2012
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Language of the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs proposal that would require 25 percent of the state's energy come from renewable sources by 2025:

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The following new Section 55 would be added to Article IV of the Michigan Constitution:

55 Michigan's Clean Renewable Electric Energy Standard

It is the policy of Michigan to promote and encourage the use of clean renewable electric energy sources. Clean renewable electric energy sources, which naturally replenish over a human rather than geological time frame, are wind, solar, biomass and hydropower.

Beginning no later than 2025, at least 25 percent of each electricity provider's annual retail electricity sales in Michigan shall be derived from the generation or purchase of electricity produced from clean renewable electric energy sources. The foregoing clean renewable electric energy standard shall be implemented incrementally and in a manner that fosters a diversity of energy generation technologies. Facilities used for satisfying the standard shall be located within Michigan or within the retail customer service territory of any electric utility, municipally-owned electric utility or cooperative electric utility operating in Michigan.

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