Michigan Renewables Cheaper than Coal

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

A study found that renewables are cheaper than coal. 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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