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February 27, 2021
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Michigan Energy Plan to Conference
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Wide-ranging energy legislation is headed
to a conference committee because Michigan lawmakers still disagree
over details such as making customers pay for more green power.
The state Senate on Thursday sent energy bills to a conference
committee, a day after the House took similar action.
A big sticking point is requiring that a certain percentage of
Michigan's power come from renewable sources.
The Democratic-led House wants a higher requirement than the
Republican-led Senate.
The package also includes a measure limiting competition for
electric customers to help utilities build new coal-fired power
Critics say parts of the plan would raise rates significantly,
while defenders say rate increases would be higher if the
Legislature does nothing.
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