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February 29, 2024

Michigan Senate (MI Senate)

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.

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.
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.
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.
Consumers Energy
Michigan Petition to Ban Solar Projects on Farms Withdrawn for Now
Petition organizers withdrew their proposal for a voter initiative to ban utility-scale solar on Michigan farmland, but they plan to resubmit.
DTE Energy
Michigan Dems Seek to End Coal-fired Plants by 2030
Michigan Democrats introduced climate bills that would end coal-fired electric generation by 2030 and mandate 100% renewable electric production by 2035.
Michigan Public Service Commission
PSC Chair Says Michigan Grid ‘Nowhere it Needs to Be’
Michigan PSC chief Dan Scripps told legislators the state’s electric grid is “nowhere it needs to be,” citing outages that affected 1 million residents.
Clearway Community Solar
Bipartisan Community Solar Package Introduced in Michigan Senate
Community solar projects would be legal and regulated by the Michigan PSC under a bipartisan package of two bills introduced in the state Senate.
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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