Michigan needs ‘all of the above’ energy policy

By Keith den Hollander, The Detroit News.

The priorities we set today will impact Michiganians for generations to come. Conservatives have a real opportunity to lead when it comes to Michigan’s energy future.

Currently, more than 50 percent of Michigan’s electricity is generated by burning coal, a resource not found locally, and one that we pay to have shipped in from other states. We must continue to transition Michigan away from coal, and toward energy forms that are cleaner, and can be locally secured. Natural gas and renewable energy both meet those criteria.

As conservatives, we feel strongly that using more renewable energy will reduce the amount of fuel we import from other nations...

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