July 22, 2024

Michigan House of Representatives (MI House)

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.
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.
DTE Energy
Solar Property Tax Fix Sent to Whitmer
Michigan lawmakers approved bills to circumvent tax assessment fights over solar projects, allowing municipalities to charge a flat $7,000/MW annual fee.
Michigan House Democrats
Michigan Utility Task Force To Start Hearings June 9 on Outages
A Michigan House task force to investigate winter power outages will hold its first hearing June 9, with further sessions expected through the summer.
Michigan House OKs Nuclear Feasibility Study
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.
DTE Energy
Michigan Lawmakers Call for Stricter Penalties on Utility Outages
Michigan lawmakers proposed new consumer protections against utility blackouts, requiring customer credits that would increase the longer an outage lasts.
Rep. Joe Bellino
Rooftop Solar Supporters Pressure Legislator to Eliminate Cap
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.
ITC Holdings
Michigan ROFR Bill Approved, Sent to Governor
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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