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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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  • John Forslin
    signed via 2017-10-01 08:52:06 -0400
    We don’t make buggy whips anymore. Time to adopt forward looking resilient power management models and policies that will drive us to local distributed production on smart microgrids. If a process or system makes noise or generates waste heat, it needs to be a target of reengineering to conserve and recapture that potential. We have the technology now. It needs liberating, and will be worth billions in profits and reduced consumer costs.
  • Pam Westerhold
    signed 2017-09-29 16:40:35 -0400
    Pam Westerhold
  • Micheal Curtis
    signed via 2017-09-29 11:14:21 -0400
  • Cathye Williams
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    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Cathye Williams
    @cathyecdub tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-29 10:35:34 -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=946
  • Cathye Williams
    signed 2017-09-29 10:35:15 -0400
    The transition to 100% clean energy is an absolute necessity to ensure the health and safety of all people now and for generations to come. The urgency cannot be stressed strongly enough.

    Cathye Williams
  • Chawn Whitsitt
    signed via 2017-09-29 10:10:54 -0400
    CO2 Emissions are killing our planet.
  • Kathy Pilon
    signed 2017-09-29 08:13:26 -0400
  • Rebecca Travis
    signed 2017-09-29 06:46:16 -0400
  • Laurence Keller
    signed 2017-09-29 00:46:06 -0400
  • Muriel Peavler
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  • Erica Mooney
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  • Houston Womble
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    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Houston Womble
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  • Glenn Remelts
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  • Rachael Hodges
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  • jeanne sironen-mccartney
    signed via 2017-09-28 13:58:33 -0400
  • Christa Shulters
    signed 2017-09-28 13:15:13 -0400
    Michigan’s unique geography should translate into more environmental stewardship, not less. We should be leading every charge to preserve and protect natural resources.
  • Leah Wiste
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    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Leah Wiste
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  • Kristin Danko
    signed 2017-09-28 12:21:44 -0400
  • Steve Rall
    signed 2017-09-28 12:07:07 -0400
  • Mary O. Cheney
    signed via 2017-09-28 11:27:53 -0400
    We need clean energy. Coal & oil are dirty. Bring clean energy jobs to Michigan
  • Tammy Russell
    signed via 2017-09-28 11:21:33 -0400
    Our natural beauty and clean water is what makes this state the one to be in. Please stand for the people not the corporations.
  • Susan Sanders
    signed 2017-09-28 10:52:03 -0400
    Susan Sanders
  • Mary Nusbaum
    signed 2017-09-28 10:46:33 -0400
  • Charles Pollard, MD
    signed 2017-09-27 23:26:10 -0400
  • Anita Bobier
    signed via 2017-09-27 22:37:16 -0400
  • Madeline Braxton
    signed via 2017-09-27 21:54:56 -0400
  • Laura Davis
    signed 2017-09-27 20:07:01 -0400
    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.


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

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