LANSING (AP) – Conservative leaders and activists in Michigan have formed a group to support basing energy policy on the use of renewable resources and energy-efficiency programs.
The recent launch of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum comes as Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators consider updating Michigan’s electricity law in 2014 or 2015.READ MORE: Donations Needed For Landfill Search To Find Zion Foster
Group executive director Larry Ward says the organization supports an “all-of-the-above” energy policy. He says it’s time for Republicans to lead on energy policy.
Michigan law sets a 10 percent renewable power standard that must be met by the end of 2015. A recent report to Snyder says 15 percent renewable electricity in 2020 and 30 percent in 2035 are achievable.READ MORE: Businesses Make Changes To Keep Customers Safe Amid Boil Water Advisory In SE Michigan
The forum says Michigan gets more than half its electricity from other states’ coal.
[See the group’s Facebook page HERE].
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