A new study from the Michigan Energy Office and Public Service Commission—ordered by Governor Rick Snyder—shows the state can triple its renewable portfolio standard, achieving 30% renewables in the state’s portfolio by 2035. Michigan’s two key utilities – DTE Energy and Consumers Energy– are on track to meet the current 10% renewable target next year.
Bill White, senior adviser to Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, recently published an op-ed in Roll Call applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for reaffirming its approval of the Midwest ISO’s multi-value projects (MVP) cost allocation plan, and for standing up to the small but vocal opposition looking to halt transmission projects that would lower energy prices and make the grid more reliable.
This month, two new studies were released detailing the benefits of new transmission lines in the Midwest. Gary Wolfram and Patrick Anderson both released reports touting the benefits of investing in the Midwest’s energy infrastructure in “A Brief Analysis of the Effects of Multi-Value Projects in the Midwest ISO,” and “Michigan Unplugged? The Case for