New report outlines attitudes on Michigan’s energy future

Oct 22, 2013

Wind is the least costly renewable energy and costs have even declined since 2008, says Michigan Public Service Commission Chair John Quakenbush.
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In 2008,  the state legislature passed Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. The law requires that by the year 2015,  utilities must generate at least 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources.  As 2015 approaches, state officials are working to determine the next steps for Michigan’s energy policy.

Earlier this year we spoke with Michigan Public Service Commission Chair John Quakenbush. At the time he was holding public forums on the state’s energy future. The information compiled at the forums and online are part of four comprehensive draft reports.


John Quakenbush discusses what he’s learned since starting this process.

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