Michigan Renewables Cheaper than Coal

Lewis Milford: Michigan Renewables Cheaper than Coal: Another State Success Story.

From 2012 – Report on effectiveness of Michigan’s requirement for 10% of energy to be achieved through renewables showed:

  • Generated over $100 million in investments in the state, spurred manufacturing, and created jobs.
  • Created more than 100 megawatts of new renewable capacity in the state, putting it on track to meet its 10% requirement.
  • Cost of these new renewable projects — including, wind, solar and hydro — is less than the cost of a new coal plant.
  • Both DTE and Consumers Energy anticipate exceeding the laws target requirements for renewal production.

Lewis Milford is the President, Clean Energy Group (CEG). The full article can be found at the Huffington Post. 


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2 Responses

  1. Shalini says:

    It is typically more esnvpxiee for you to designate “green” power. It is a method to subsidize the building of more wind power, but in reality wind power is not any more “green” than nuclear power. The intermittent nature of wind power makes it necessary to have some sort of “backup” power, usually gas, wind uses much more concrete and steel than nuclear power for the same amount of megawatts. Wind power actually has a larger “footprint” than nuclear power, it takes more land to produce the same amount of power. We need to explore all the methods of producing power while minimizing the effect on the environment, this is one way of donating to that cause and voting with your $$.

  2. Amrita says:

    But you will still have to include ranweeble energy in your searches because it is part of the whole gamut of a still wider and unfolding field and so you will have to include in your searches solar energy and natural resources as well because, after all, the whole purpose of harnessing wind energy is to produce electricity and to support engineering involved in designing and manufacturing wind-availing technologies. Look to those schools located in the Mid-west and west coast where the greatest wind forces are located Kansas, Oklahoma, for example, and California and find what degree programs they are founding and that are underway.

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