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November 29, 2023

Michigan will implement ambitious clean energy mandates

By JOEY CAPPELLETTI
Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan is implementing one of the nation's most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040 in what is a pivotal test of the Democrats' environmental goals in a state with a long-standing manufacturing legacy.

Michigan will join four other states in requiring utility providers to transition to 100% carbon-free energy generation by 2040 under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The state has also set a goal for utilities to generate 50% of their energy from renewable sources by 2030, a significant leap from the current 12%.


 
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