Learn More about Renewable Energy and its Benefits in Michigan
To learn more about Michigan’s current renewable energy standard (RES) and how it is spurring investments in renewable energy at minimal cost to consumers:
- Michigan Public Service Commission, February 2012: Report on the Implementation of the P.A. 295 Renewable Energy Standard and the Cost Effectiveness of the Energy Standards (PDF).
For a discussion on the potential to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency resources throughout the Midwest, including Michigan, and the economic benefits that would accompany that investment:
- Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2011: A Bright Future for the Heartland: Powering the Midwest Economy with Clean Energy.
- Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2011: A Bright Future for the Heartland: Powering Michigan’s Economy with Clean Energy--Full Report (PDF).
For more information on Michigan’s current over-reliance on fossil fuels to meet its electricity demand and the economic impacts of that over-reliance:
- Union of Concerned Scientists, August 2010: Burning Coal, Burning Cash: Michigan’s Dependence on Imported Coal (PDF).
For more information on the public health and environmental impacts of Michigan’s over-reliance on fossil fuels to meet its electricity demand:
- Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2009: Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Midwest: Michigan (PDF).
- Michigan Environmental Council, June 2011: Public Health Impacts of Old Coal-Fired Power Plants in Michigan (PDF).
- Clean Air Task Force, September 2010: The Toll from Coal: An Updated Assessment of Death and Disease from America’s Dirtiest Energy Source (PDF).
To learn more about Michigan’s growing renewable energy industries and their potential to continue attracting investment and creating jobs:
- Environmental Law and Policy Center, April 2011: The Solar and Wind Energy Supply Chain in Michigan.
- Energy Innovation Business Council, February 2012: Economic Impact of New Energy Manufacturing in Michigan.