Michigan Gov cites extreme weather, Consumers gas shortage in signing clean energy order

Utility Dive: Whitmer's orders and subsequent letter to the commission highlight​ growing action on energy and climate at the state level in the face of federal inaction and a wave of new Democratic governors​.

States across the Midwest last week experienced record-low wind chill temperatures exceeding -50 degrees in some places. After Michigan's natural gas supply became limited from the fire, the governor urged residents and businesses to limit their heat usage. Consumers Energy directed residential customers to turn their heat down to 65 degrees.

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