Michigan energy legislation takes promising first step. But bills in Lansing should prioritize local solar and wind jobs.
If Michigan voters approve Proposal 3 on the November ballot, Norway’s Dokka and several hundred other firms in the state’s renewables manufacturing sector will have good reason to expand their operations. Prop. 3 would more than double Michigan’s current renewable energy mandate, matching it with several of the state’s Midwestern manufacturing competitors, and quickly boosting the local market for turbine and solar panel parts.
In November, Michigan voters can point toward a bright economic and environmental future by approving “25 x 25,” which requires that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025.
Did you know that wind power is a big hoax? It’s the latest rhetorical leap for the windbagger community as they try to drive those big ol’ turbines out of Michigan and into the sea-although, mind you, certainly not into the Great Lakes.