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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.

 

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Goal: 350 signatures

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  • James Moreno
    @jimsanmoreno48 tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-05 09:41:06 -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=201
  • James Moreno
    signed 2017-10-05 09:40:51 -0400
    I like the energy law after it was tweaked resulting from much input. I believe it could still tweaked more since many states have much higher Renewable Portfolio Standards and are more far advanced in getting their carbon footprint a lot lower.
  • Josephine Darling
    signed 2017-10-05 09:33:24 -0400
    We need to work toward clean energy and climate control immediately.
  • Wolfgang Banzhaf
    signed 2017-10-05 09:32:39 -0400
    It is high time for Michigan to act and promote renewable energy in all its form. I ask for additional incentives for private small scale (< 20kW) solar installations, for systematic promotion of renewable energy, for reduction in coal and (later) gas generation of electricity and for abolishing measures that are discouraging the purchase of plug-in and electric vehicles through higher taxes. Michigan should be at the forefront of US states when it comes to renewable energy in order to also reap its environmental and economic benefits.
  • Chuck Salley
    signed 2017-10-05 09:13:23 -0400
    I strongly agree with these actions and urge the State to do MORE to support renewable energy adoption.
  • Michelle Prince
    signed 2017-10-05 09:11:23 -0400
  • Emily Ulbrich
    signed 2017-10-05 09:06:02 -0400
  • Jane Allen
    signed 2017-10-05 09:02:48 -0400
  • Chad Fordham
    signed 2017-10-05 09:00:39 -0400
  • Andy Gale
    signed 2017-10-05 09:00:24 -0400
    Michigan needs to take to lead on how we produce and use energy.
  • Roberta Hinman
    signed 2017-10-05 08:57:06 -0400
  • Barb Leahy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-05 08:55:47 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Barb Leahy
    signed 2017-10-05 08:55:07 -0400
  • Anthony Hill
    signed via 2017-10-03 16:51:13 -0400
    For my kids, their kids and all future generations.
  • Terry Beaver
    signed via 2017-10-03 06:21:38 -0400
  • Katherine Heins
    signed via 2017-10-02 23:10:24 -0400
    Katherine Heins
  • Linda McGill
    signed via 2017-10-02 23:07:18 -0400
  • Justine Trowbridge
    signed via 2017-10-02 20:01:26 -0400
    Michigan is a beautiful state and we need to keep our environment one that can sustain people, animals domestic and wild and plants.
  • Linda Heemskerk
    signed via 2017-10-02 18:23:33 -0400
  • Robert Thomasson
    signed via 2017-10-02 11:37:52 -0400
  • Josh Walker
    signed via 2017-10-02 11:30:07 -0400
  • Carol Shuckra
    signed 2017-10-02 09:15:46 -0400
  • Michael Drew
    signed via 2017-10-02 08:46:36 -0400
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  • Zhuli Stoyanova
    signed via 2017-10-01 22:52:39 -0400
  • Mike Butkiewicz
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-01 21:01:55 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Mike Butkiewicz
    signed via 2017-10-01 21:01:39 -0400
  • Lisa Knowles
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-01 20:57:24 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Lisa Knowles
    signed via 2017-10-01 20:56:49 -0400
    Let’s work to re-tool our technology and our work force for clean energy production. It’s a healthcare issue as much as it is an environmental issue. There is no time to waste.
  • Murray Gorchow
    signed via 2017-10-01 13:22:36 -0400
  • Karen Gritter
    signed via 2017-10-01 10:47:52 -0400

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