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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.

 

317 SIGNATURES
Goal: 350 signatures

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  • Anna Fisher
    signed 2017-09-22 10:47:10 -0400
  • Elliott Smith
    signed 2017-09-22 09:30:25 -0400
  • Cecilia Trudeau
    signed 2017-09-22 09:03:02 -0400
  • Cindy Lanning Burch
    signed 2017-09-22 08:52:13 -0400
    Please let’s make Michigan a leader in clean energy and new technologies! Let’s us be the state that others want to emulate because of our forward-thinking and our passion for healthy, safe water and clean air!
  • John Hooper
    signed 2017-09-22 08:30:48 -0400
  • Adam Lacasse
    signed 2017-09-22 08:03:30 -0400
  • Ann McInnis
    signed via 2017-09-22 08:03:25 -0400
    This is needed to make Michigan Great Again.! Michigan could and should be the leader in clean renewable energy.
  • Jacqueline Holdsworth
    signed 2017-09-22 07:07:22 -0400
  • Brion Dickens
    signed via 2017-09-22 06:40:58 -0400
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  • Ann Hunt
    signed 2017-09-22 06:00:50 -0400
  • Denise Madigan
    signed 2017-09-21 23:27:54 -0400
    Denise Madigan
  • Michelle Deatrick
    signed 2017-09-21 22:48:04 -0400
    We need clean, renewable energy—windmills and solar cells, not pipelines—to protect the environment and we need to create a renewable energy industry right here in Michigan to create good jobs.
  • Tracy Crawford
    signed 2017-09-21 22:47:04 -0400
  • Wendy Thompson
    signed 2017-09-21 22:06:18 -0400
  • Dorinda VanKempen
    signed 2017-09-21 21:45:33 -0400
  • Barbara Stamiris
    signed 2017-09-21 21:39:41 -0400
  • Norma Bailey
    signed 2017-09-21 21:29:58 -0400
  • Hap Wright
    signed 2017-09-21 21:27:38 -0400
  • Sarah Campbell
    signed 2017-09-21 21:17:02 -0400
  • Melissa Hoeppner
    signed 2017-09-21 21:11:35 -0400
  • Jan Stowe
    signed via 2017-09-21 20:48:14 -0400
    Jan Stowe
  • Kathy Peterson
    signed 2017-09-21 20:31:05 -0400
    renewable energy is the future for clean air, water and jobs…..lets keep the ball rolling!
  • Keira Duvernoy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-21 19:56:44 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Keira Duvernoy
    signed 2017-09-21 19:51:34 -0400
  • Barbara Schneider
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-21 19:46:40 -0400
    SIGN THE PETITION to ask Michigan to make the new energy laws good for the climate.
  • Barbara Schneider
    signed 2017-09-21 19:46:12 -0400
  • David Lewandowski
    signed 2017-09-21 19:02:49 -0400
  • M Leys
    signed 2017-09-21 18:49:05 -0400
  • Larry Junck
    signed 2017-09-21 18:44:35 -0400
    Renewable Energy Std of 15% is a small step in the right direction. We need MUCH STRONGER MEASURES.
  • Rev. Rita Adams
    signed 2017-09-21 18:36:59 -0400

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