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Michigan turns lights out on
proposed renewable energy mandate

Detroit News, by Jim Lynch

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Posted By:Blackeagle, 11/7/2012 11:04:34 AM

Michigan voters pulled the plug on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required Michigan's utilities to provide 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025. With most precincts reporting, 63 percent of voters opposed the measure.(snip)Proposal 3 represented a doubling-down on renewable energy after state legislators voted in 2008 to reach a 15 percent standard by 2015. Those backing the ballot measure claimed the new standard would not only accelerate Michigan's move away from environmentally-damaging fossil fuels, but create jobs and investment from the construction and maintenance of wind turbines.

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A proposal so stupid that even (some of) the stupid opposed it. Utilities were not even going to be able to pass on to customers the (much) higher costs of ''wind power''.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 11/7/2012 11:16:17 AM     (No. 8996273)

Doesn't matter, Obama and his minions will make sure he signs an executive order mandating it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/7/2012 11:20:50 AM     (No. 8996291)

YOU MUST buy all your food from the company store...even though they only have stale bread...sounds lots like Communist Russia doesn't it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/7/2012 11:45:03 AM     (No. 8996406)

At least they voted right on one thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: agility, 11/7/2012 11:53:38 AM     (No. 8996440)

They may have voted for no renewable energy mandate, but Barack Obama will impose it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 11/7/2012 11:55:25 AM     (No. 8996452)

Add to the list off issues that were there. The GOP lost, not because of the issues. It lost because of its arrogance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/7/2012 12:08:01 PM     (No. 8996506)

And Obama won because of his humbleness?

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