NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Michigan Deal To Preserve New Energy

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YESTERDAY

  • Weekend Video: Forget The Planet, Save The Pizza
  • Weekend Video: Wind Power Shines Its Light
  • Weekend Video: Storing Solar As A Liquid
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Inner Circle Of Climate Action
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Europe Building Wind For A Continent
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global Solar Is A Better And Better Buy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Big Wind A Go-Go Near Home of Beatles’ Beat
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, May 18:

  • TTTA Thursday-Methane From Alaskan Tundra Accelerating Climate Changes
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Voters Back Paris Climate Deal 5 to 1
  • TTTA Thursday-The Tesla Solar Roof Value Calculation
  • TTTA Thursday-Senator Slams Tilted DOE Grid Study
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How To Plan For New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What New Wires Could Do
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Questions To Answer To Get New Energy Right
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Big Benefits In Big Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, May 16: Why New Energy Won’t Be Stopped; Silicon Valley Takes On Laptop Wind; Floating Solar To Cut Costs
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Why Coal Ain’t Comin’ Back
  • QUICK NEWS, May 15: Why Doubters Deny Climate Change; U.S. Cities Are Getting Greener; Electricity Choice Movement Faces Pushback From Utilities
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, May 22:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Solar For Everybody Else
  • QUICK NEWS, May 22: The Plan To Beat Climate Change; Ready For The Offshore Wind Boom; Solar Research Faces Trump Cuts

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Michigan Deal To Preserve New Energy

    Electricity choice on the chopping block in Michigan as state debates reliability, renewables; Clean energy and efficiency could be the key to unlocking a bitter dispute over reliability and choice in the Great Lakes State.

    Herman K. Trabish, September 8, 2016 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: Michigan lawmakers passed these bills after this story ran. A compromise very much like the one described here put in place a 15% renewables by 2022 mandate and a voluntary 30% by 2025 goal. The 10% energy choice provision remains but providers must meet the new requirements.

    Michigan faces an energy transformation. Two expansive proposals — Senate Bills 437 and 438 — have very different aims. SB 437 focuses on managing the state’s regulated electric utilities and the deregulated alternative electricity suppliers (AESs) who provide electricity to the 10% of customers enrolled in Michigan’s Electric Choice program. SB 438, meanwhile, centers on updating Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards, along with its solar net metering policy.

    DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, the state’s two dominant investor-owned utilities, have focused their lobbying efforts on SB 437, worried that electric reliability could be threatened by proposals from Energy Choice Now (ECN), a nonprofit group that advocates for energy choice. The utilities have shown less engagement with the renewable energy debates in SB 438. The Clean and Efficient Energy Act (SB 438), is much less controversial and more wide-ranging legislation. Its most-discussed provision would increase the state’s 10% renewables by 2015 mandate to 30% renewables and energy efficiency by 2025. But it would also change the mandate to a voluntary goal — one that critics say would be met with a combination of market forces and efficiency gains even if no legislation existed. If the GOP leadership and utilities would push for stronger renewable energy and efficiency provisions, observers said there could be a deal struck to advance clean energy in exchange for changes to the choice program in SB 437… click here for more

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