“Michigan’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards were not broken. They were working. They do not need to be repealed; they need to be continued and expanded.”
Nicholas Occhipinti, WMEAC’s Director of Policy, provided this testimony to the Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee.
WMEAC is standing up for Michiganders and the environment. Support Nicholas’ testimony for energy policy that results in cleaner air, cleaner water, and eliminating energy waste.
Here is a sampling of what we told the Senate committee:
“Air pollution, water pollution, asthma, lung, cardiovascular diseases and myriad of other costs resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy are borne everyday by the citizens of Michigan.”
“Energy efficiency and renewable energy standards level the playing field for the public interest: cleaner air, cleaner water, eliminating energy waste and mitigating fuel risks. Standards are needed for accountability.”
Senate Bills 437 and SB 438 offer no guarantee past 2020 to ratepayers that we will sustain investments in our cheapest energy resource – energy efficiency. Why not lock down energy savings for Michigan ratepayers? Why not make that promise?
WMEAC’s testimony is not enough. We, as always, need you.
You need to continue to ask Michigan’s legislators to incorporate strong renewable energy and energy efficiency standards into this bill package. Your legislators can’t hear from you enough. Seriously, your persistence on this matter needs to be borderline annoying. 😉
The current energy proposal SB 437 and SB 438 will end our existing, successful programs and replace them with policies that offer no guarantee to Michiganders.
Michiganders should be in control of our energy future. Please speak up now!