Renewable developers fear Michigan campaign will create political wedge

Energy News Network: Some renewable energy developers worry a Michigan ballot campaign could hurt the industry by reigniting a political debate around renewable energy.

Organizers are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would double Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard to 30 percent by 2020.

At least two out-of-state developers, as well as a Michigan trade group representing advanced energy companies, are neutral on the proposal because of the potential to re-politicize the industry and create siting issues as utilities comply.

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