Michigan legislators propose RPS for 2020

By Jaclyn Brandt, Fierce Energy. 

Michigan's legislative Democrats have released a list of energy principles to increase renewable energy generation in the state. Rep. Bill LaVoy and Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood said they hope the principles will help bring businesses to the state -- while making sure utility costs stay affordable.

"Through 2014, renewable energy projects have brought nearly $3 billion in investment to Michigan, and utilities are on track to meet the 10 percent goal required in current law," Rep. LaVoy said. "As long as renewable energy remains economically viable the percentage of power generation should increase. Additionally, increasing Michigan based generation keeps jobs and investment in Michigan."