LANSING – Ed Rivet, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF), issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a 50 percent clean energy goal by 2030 from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy. The goal is part of an agreement reached between the utility companies and the group seeking to increase the renewable energy standard to 30 percent by 2030, and will result in the cancelation of the ballot campaign slated for this November. 

“We are pleased a compromise was reached that builds upon the historic, bipartisan energy laws passed in 2016. An out-of-state billionaire purchasing a ballot campaign to increase the renewable energy standard is not the right approach to advancing clean energy options in Michigan, which is why MCEF opposed the initiative to increase the RPS to 30 percent by 2030. The deal announced today will give Michigan a clear path forward that will help diversify our energy mix while expanding access to affordable electricity for Michigan ratepayers. We’re looking forward to being active participants in the process that will implement this agreement.”

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About MCEF: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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