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House panel votes to require use of green energy by end of 2015
(2008-01-23)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A state House panel has voted to require
that 10 percent of electricity sold to Michigan consumers come from
renewable energy sources by the end of 2015.
That standard is nearly triple the current amount of alternative
energy sold by utilities and other power producers.
The bill could cost residential customers an extra $36 a year.
More than 25 other states already have renewable energy
standards for energy companies, but the issue is far from settled
in Michigan.
Senate Republicans oppose a renewable energy standard as a
government mandate and instead favor tax credits for people who buy
such energy.
Supporters say setting a renewable energy requirement would
boost jobs and reduce pollution and dependence on coal.
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