New York Times: “A Package of Bold Laws Puts Michigan on a Fast Track to Renewable Energy”

RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw comments on Michigan's groundbreaking new climate package.

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Nov. 8, 2023

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For example, under its new law, Michigan would transition to zero-emission climate-friendly electricity sources even faster than California, which for decades has been at the vanguard of state climate action. There is no federal clean power mandate.

“The 100 percent clean electricity standard is just pathbreaking for the Midwest industrial heartland,” said Dallas Burtraw, an energy policy analyst at Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan research organization. “This puts Michigan at the top tier of states in pursuing the clean energy transformation, and that’s just a short list of a half-dozen states.”

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