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February 25, 2024

Michigan

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Repeal Effort Begins on Michigan Renewable Siting Laws
Opponents of Michigan’s new laws governing siting for renewable wind and solar energy projects have until May 29 to collect petition signatures to potentially put a repeal on the ballot.
Gov. Whitmer
Whitmer Signs Climate Bills, Including 100% ‘Clean Energy’ Goal
The bills codify many of the Michigan governor's climate goals, such as giving the Public Service Commission power to approve sites for new large-scale renewable energy projects and a 100 % clean energy goal of 2040
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
100% Clean Energy, Renewable Siting Bills Heading to Michigan Governor

Bills setting a 100% clean energy standard and giving state regulators siting authority over wind and solar projects are headed to Michigan’s governor.

McCarthy Building Companies
Michigan Energy Siting Bills Set off Opponents and Backers
Legislation that would give Michigan regulators siting authority for major renewable projects drew praise from supporters and outrage from opponents.
Evergreen Action
Michigan Senate Passes First Renewable Bill; Talks on Package Continue
The first bill in a package of climate legislation won Michigan Senate approval while talks continued on the other proposals.
ACEEE
Report: Many US Utilities not Delivering on Energy Efficiency
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's 2023 scorecard for utilities revealed that many utilities are not prioritizing energy efficiency as they focus on decarbonization and resiliency.
Shutterstock
Whitmer Calls for State Oversight on Renewable Project Siting
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed that state regulators approve sites for solar and wind energy, a move that would take authority from local governments.  
Shutterstock
Dems, Enviros Seek Fast Action on Michigan Rooftop, Community Solar Bills
Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists are hoping for swift approval of legislation to give Michigan residents better access to rooftop and community solar.
WZZM13
Whitmer EV Chargers Caught Up in Driveway Controversy
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s effort to install two electric vehicle chargers at the state’s Executive Residence have gotten caught up in a controversy over a driveway project at the house.
Lansing Board of Water and Light
Michigan Capital-area Utility Outlines $750M Plan to Reduce Emissions
Lansing Board of Water and Light will invest $750 million in renewables, storage and natural gas over the next decade and pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040.

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