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Ecology Center speaks out for renewable energy
Thousands press government for climate action in Washington
Governor says he'd block right-wing rollback of state's clean energy laws -- do you believe it?
The Ecology Center welcomes Governor’s call for energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protections
The fight for clean energy will go on
A proposal may be on the Nov. 6, 2012, ballot requiring that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass by 2025. This is good for Michigan, and here’s why:
- Michigan currently imports its energy from other states and countries, sending billions of dollars — and the jobs they create — out of Michigan. This proposal will help us build a clean energy industry right here in Michigan, so that Michiganders can buy Michigan energy, and we can stop exporting our money and our jobs.
- This initiative will help expand Michigan’s clean energy production without significantly increasing energy prices. Studies by independent economists predict that it would cost the average Michigan household an average of $1.25 a month, and in the long run could reduce our energy bills. More than 30 states, including Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa, already have adopted renewable energy standards similar to Michigan’s proposal and are higher than Michigan’s current RES of 10%.
- Using more wind and solar energy will reduce pollution and give Michigan cleaner and healthier air and water, protect the Great Lakes, reduce asthma and lung disease, and ultimately save lives. That’s why groups like the Michigan Nurses Association endorse this proposal.
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