Michigan House of Representatives (MI House)
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
Bills setting a 100% clean energy standard and giving state regulators siting authority over wind and solar projects are headed to Michigan’s governor.
Legislation that would give Michigan regulators siting authority for major renewable projects drew praise from supporters and outrage from opponents.
Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists are hoping for swift approval of legislation to give Michigan residents better access to rooftop and community solar.
Michigan lawmakers approved bills to circumvent tax assessment fights over solar projects, allowing municipalities to charge a flat $7,000/MW annual fee.
A Michigan House task force to investigate winter power outages will hold its first hearing June 9, with further sessions expected through the summer.
Alarmed by the closing of the Palisades nuclear plant, Michigan lawmakers voted to require a study on the future feasibility of nuclear power in the state.
Michigan lawmakers proposed new consumer protections against utility blackouts, requiring customer credits that would increase the longer an outage lasts.
Rooftop solar supporters are pressing the chair of Michigan’s House Energy Committee to enact a bill ending the state’s 1% cap on distributed energy.
A bill granting incumbent transmission owners the right of first refusal to build and operate transmission in Michigan won final legislative approval.
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