LANSING, Mich. (September 25, 2018) – Ed Rivet, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MICEF), issued the following statement applauding the Senate Finance Committee’s bi-partisan, unanimous approval of House Bills 5143 and 5680 — legislation that establishes solar installations as personal property, which would prevent an increase in property taxes until after the property is sold.

“This legislation provides much-needed clarity to Michigan’s tax policy for solar installations, which is currently confusing and a deterrent to Michigan residents who want to lower their utility bills by generating their own electricity,” said Ed Rivet, executive director of MICEF. “The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum commends Representative Tom Barrett for taking the initiative to introduce this legislation that improves access to residential solar and protects Michigan homeowners. We applaud the Senate Finance Committee for passing these important bills and we encourage the full Senate to swiftly approve them.”

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About MICEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is an organization comprised of conservatives who believe that Michigan should adopt a true “All of the Above” energy policy that includes an increase in our commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency. MCEF believes encouraging diverse and clean energy production and reduced energy waste will create jobs and stimulate Michigan’s economy, reduce our reliance on foreign energy, improve our national security, and protect our valuable natural resources. http://www.micef.org/

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