GOP Rep: MI energy bills would eliminate savings from electric choice

Nov 28, 2016

Energy policy is among the important business before the House of Representatives this week. It’ll begin looking at a bipartisan pair of bills passed by the Senate that lay out the future of Michigan’s electric choice market, replacing coal-fired plants and renewables. We talk to a Republican opponent of the measures.

Discussions involving the future of Michigan’s energy policy will relaunch tomorrow in the state House of Representatives. The House Energy committee will begin discussing a pair of closely watched measures that would constitute Michigan’s the biggest changes to Michigan energy policy in eight years. Just before the fall break, the state senate passed the bills with bipartisan support.

A key House Republican opposes the energy measures, alleging they will eliminate competition and raise Michigan’s already high electricity rates.

Current State talks with the vice chairman of the House Energy committee, State Rep. Gary Glenn of Midland.