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The state needs to hear from people that support clean energy and climate action!

Thanks to the tireless work of Michigan’s clean energy advocates, in December the legislature passed laws that take important steps toward more clean, renewable energy. But the devil is in the details, and the state is deciding those details right now - and for a short time is asking for public input.

The fossil fuel industry and big utilities are making sure their voices are heard, and are trying to slow the transition to renewables. The state needs to hear from all of us who want clean air and water, a stable climate, and to bring green jobs to our state. 

Sign below to send official public comment

This is an important opportunity to take climate action and fight for clean energy. Join us in making your voice heard by signing onto our public comment letter below. 

To Michigan Public Service Commissioners:

I am writing to make official public comment on the Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Parameters (Case No. U-18418).

The implementation of the energy law passed last year (PA 341) will determine Michigan’s energy future for years to come. We urge you to protect our health and promote a stable climate by making the IRP process as strong as possible and require electric utility companies to:

  • Expand energy efficiency and increase clean, renewable energy to save ratepayers money and reduce pollution.
  • Consider health and environmental implications in their energy plans and allow opportunities for public engagement.
  • Create strong net metering programs to make sure people who install rooftop solar get a fair price for the clean energy they generate.
  • Structure the green energy program fairly so that cities and other customers can get more of their electricity from clean energy at a competitive price that reflects the actual cost of clean energy.
  • Set up strong electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and incentives to encourage a rapid transition to EVs.

 

More Details

A key piece of this new law is that now every electric utility company must file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a long-term plan that includes energy efficiency, electric generation, net metering and other programs they will offer customers, and how much new generation will cost ratepayers. Read more about why this planning matters. The State just issued a draft IRP proposal and is now taking public comment until October 6.

While there are technical details to be figured out, the State also needs to hear from people that we want a rapid transition to clean energy to reduce pollution, improve health, save lives, and preserve a stable climate. If done right, it also will rein in rising electricity costs, saving families thousands of dollars in energy and health care costs each year, and create thousands of new jobs.

 

312 SIGNATURES
Goal: 350 signatures

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  • William McMullin
    signed 2017-12-16 17:36:43 -0500
  • Kris Olsson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-01 14:14:00 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Kris Olsson
    @KrisOlsson42 tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-01 14:13:57 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate. http://www.miclimateaction.org/comment_on_energy_plan?recruiter_id=24443
  • Kris Olsson
    signed 2017-12-01 14:13:47 -0500
  • Connie Shannon
    signed via 2017-11-18 19:57:52 -0500
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  • David Carmichael
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-18 19:53:59 -0500
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • David Carmichael
    signed 2017-11-18 19:53:12 -0500
  • Irene Ryke
    signed 2017-11-07 19:40:59 -0500
  • John Hazewinkel
    signed 2017-11-07 11:11:45 -0500
  • Helene Whalen
    signed 2017-10-29 21:48:31 -0400
  • Victoria Bennett
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-29 20:01:07 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Victoria Bennett
    signed 2017-10-29 20:00:45 -0400
  • Laurie Bubala
    signed 2017-10-28 21:13:48 -0400
  • Barbara Stow
    signed 2017-10-08 09:03:23 -0400
    Clean energy is such an important part of th solution on both the front side & back side of climate change. Please help asap. Thank you!
  • Robin Speese
    signed 2017-10-06 18:36:42 -0400
    The Great Lakes State could be one of the first states to Go GREEN! We need this legislation and we need it now. Solar and Wind power are the wave of the future and Michigan could be one of the frontrunners to a GREEN climate and GREEN economy. We can’t wait…we need to act now and act responsibly. Michigan Legislators: work to halt climate change while providing needed jobs to Michigan’s economy. We need to ACT now.
  • Cathy Welch
    signed 2017-10-06 13:12:14 -0400
    To clean and renewable energy!
  • Pete Kirkwood
    signed 2017-10-06 11:07:29 -0400
  • Bill Wood
    signed 2017-10-06 09:48:58 -0400
  • Bill Latka
    signed 2017-10-06 08:41:22 -0400
  • Melissa VerDuin
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-06 05:31:20 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Melissa VerDuin
    @VerduinMelissa tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-06 05:31:16 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate. http://www.miclimateaction.org/comment_on_energy_plan?recruiter_id=22989
  • Nancy Berg
    signed 2017-10-06 03:04:05 -0400
    Climate Change is real! We should all be using alternative energy options! Reduce carbon levels NOW!
  • Michal Polce
    signed 2017-10-05 23:52:35 -0400
    Please support a clean future for our children!
  • Allan O'Shea O'Shea
    signed 2017-10-05 22:05:39 -0400
    Net metering should not have any surcharge or add on penalty. Solar power can set the stage for new strong and growth creating jobs o a state side basis giving a real boost to growth in rural Michigan.
  • Katie Petersen
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-05 20:30:48 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Katie Petersen
    signed 2017-10-05 20:30:28 -0400
  • Terry Condit
    signed 2017-10-05 18:40:25 -0400
    Gobal warming is real plane energy is a must
  • Elena Lioubimtseva
    signed 2017-10-05 17:12:41 -0400
  • Lois Bahle
    signed 2017-10-05 17:08:33 -0400
    We have just completed installation of 30 PV panels on the garage roof and now can charge the Chevy Bolt with clean power. This has generated much excitement in the neighborhood and a number of folks want to explore adding their own panels. Please keep or add incentives for panel purchase and EV cars. Don’t let the China market get ahead of the US. Follow the California model!!
  • Janet Scarrow
    signed 2017-10-05 16:31:44 -0400

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