opinion: Voting 'Yes' on Proposal 3 could attract significant clean energy attention to Michigan
As a Michigander, I am proud of my state and I only want to see Michigan thrive. However, Michigan currently gets 60 percent of its energy from coal-fired power plants that pollute our air and water and it spends more than $1.7 billion a year importing dirty coal from other states. This current energy policy does not make sense. It hurts Michigan both economically and environmentally.
Proposal 3 would change this. Proposal 3 would increase Michigan’s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025 and bring in $10 billion of investment to Michigan. Voting “Yes” on Proposal 3 — now that makes sense.
A “Yes” means that instead of Michigan spending billions of dollars each year for dirty coal, Michigan would attract billions of dollars of investments for clean energy. More than 30 states have already passed measures similar to Proposal 3. As Illinois moves toward a 25 by 25 standard, it has seen electricity prices reduced by $176 million.
I am proud of the state that I live in and only want what is best for it and its citizens and that’s why I’m voting “Yes” on Proposal 3. If you value the stability of Michigan’s economy and the health of its environment vote “Yes,” with me, on Proposal 3.
Grosse Pointe Woods