Michigan governor sets 30-40% renewables, energy efficiency goal

By Bob Matyi, Platts. 

Michigan must meet 30-40% of its energy needs by 2025 with renewables and energy efficiency, with natural gas also playing a key role in replacing the state's reliance on coal-fired generation, Governor Rick Snyder said Friday.

During a long-awaited speech by the two-term Republican governor, Snyder also offered tacit support for retaining Michigan's 2008 electric choice law, which caps competition at 10%. But he did not call for raising the cap or eliminating choice altogether, as rival groups conversely advocate.