Michigan at a Crossroad: Charting a Future for Affordable Heating

Posted by Meron Lemmi on Feb 26, 2024 10:00:00 AM

New Study Shows Gas Bills Set to Surge

Everyone deserves access to home heating that doesn’t burn a hole in their pockets. Yet, a recent study by Strategen conducted for Advanced Energy United sounds the alarm for Consumers Energy customers in Michigan. Monthly home heating bills, an already significant burden for many, are forecasted to rise — from an average of $75 in 2021 to between $114 and $131 in 2030.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Michigan, Building Decarbonization

Michigan Sets Path for Decarbonized Power System

Posted by Samarth Medakkar on Nov 30, 2023 11:00:00 AM

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This week, Governor Whitmer signed into law a suite of clean energy policies that set Michigan on a path to a decarbonized power system. The new laws include some of the most significant energy policy reforms since the establishment of the state’s renewable portfolio standard in 2008 and electric integrated resource planning in 2016.

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Topics: State Policy, Michigan

Michigan Gov Whitmer Proposes Substantial Investments in Advanced Energy in State Budget

Posted by Samarth Medakkar on Feb 13, 2023 1:30:00 PM

MI State Budget Gov Proposes Investments in Advanced Energy

On February 8, Governor Whitmer announced her budget proposal for fiscal year 2024. Taken in totality, the proposed budget represents a generational investment in the state’s decarbonization efforts and advanced energy economy, and the Governor should be applauded for such a bold agenda. The Governor’s budget includes commitments to transition the state’s energy to renewable resources, improve and decarbonize housing, electrify the transportation system, decarbonize industry, and strengthen energy infrastructure. Among the broad range of investments in communities and businesses proposed within the $79 billion budget are substantial funds for advanced energy projects and technologies, allocated to various administering agencies using both state and federal funds.   

The investments in clean energy—totaling upwards of $1.35 billion—are summarized below. They represent the next step in the Governor’s vision to decarbonize the economy as laid out in her MI Healthy Climate Plan 

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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets, Michigan

With the Advanced Energy Transition Top of Mind This Election Cycle, AEE Engages with Candidates in Key Races

Posted by Gigi Olmedo and Nathan Willcox on Oct 20, 2022 11:00:00 AM

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While much attention is focused on key Congressional races as we head into Election Day, the outcomes of contests for governor and state legislative seats could be just as consequential for the clean energy industry—if not more so. To ensure state policies help advanced energy and transportation make the necessary strides needed for the U.S. to reach net zero, AEE met with more than 130 candidates in key races to emphasize the value of clean energy.

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Topics: State Policy, Texas, Arizona, Decision Maker Engagement, Indiana, California, Nevada, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan, Florida

Top 5 Utility Regulatory Trends of 2022 – So Far

Posted by Noah Garcia on Jul 13, 2022 12:00:00 PM

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With 2022 more than halfway through, AEE returns with the latest edition of its biennial top utility regulatory trends roundup. Utility regulatory commissions across the country have been off to a busy start, navigating supply chain hurdles, inflationary pressures, extreme weather events, and the accelerated adoption of clean energy technologies. With PowerSuite, AEE’s policy tracking platform, we cut through the noise to provide insights on the trends shaping utility regulation this year and in years to come.

Note: some links in this post reference PUC filings and other documents in AEE's software platform, PowerSuite. Click here and sign up for a free trial. PowerSuite – policy tracking by policy professionals.

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Topics: State Policy, PowerSuite, Utility, Regulatory, Advanced Transportation, Pennsylvania, Decision Maker Engagement, California, Nevada, Arkansas, North Dakota, Vermont, Oregon, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Michigan



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